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2 Tabiona brothers charged with poaching

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Two Tabiona brothers have been charged with poaching a six-point elk last fall.

According to charges filed in 8th District Court in Duchesne, the 24-year-old man shot a six-point elk Oct. 11 at 10:30 p.m. from a truck just off U-35.

The man has been charged with destruction of protected wildlife, a third-degree felony, and misdemeanor counts of shooting from a vehicle and giving false statements. A 26-year-old man is charged with aiding and assisting wanton destruction, a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

That man already faces separate charges in Wasatch County's 4th District Court for wanton destruction of a trophy deer. In that case, court documents said, he shot a trophy mule deer on private property and without a license on Oct. 2.

Because of their size, each animal carries an $8,000 restitution penalty.