The Nevada Department of Wildlife says a Utah man is charged with illegally killing a mule deer in Lincoln County near the Utah border in November 2016.

NDOW says 21-year-old Brayden Ray Norton was arrested on the felony charge on May 13th.

His arrest comes after a joint investigation between game wardens with NDOW and conservation officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

NDOW says Norton never had a hunting license or a big game tag in Nevada.

Witnesses to any wildlife-related crime are encouraged to report information to Operation Game Thief at 800-992-3030.