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N.C. deer hunter, poacher, banned from hunting worldwide in plea deal

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(CBS/AP) SALISBURY, North Carolina - A North Carolina man who admitted to illegally killing a deer in Kentucky has been banned from hunting anywhere in the world for two years as part of a plea deal with federal authorities.

Federal prosecutors said Rodney Poteat last November carried a 14-point white-tailed deer from Kentucky to his home in North Carolina without reporting the kill. He also pleaded guilty to transporting a dead bobcat without a non-resident hunting license.

He agreed to pay the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources $5,300 in restitution for fees he would have paid for hunting in the state between 2002 and 2011.

The Salisbury Post reported that Poteat agreed to the deal in Kentucky last week.

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