Police: illegal deer hunting in Kars Springs

Filed in Just In by September 8, 2021

TWO men will appear in Scone court next month on offences relating to illegal hunting and firearms and a third man was fined.

On April 12 police investigated the illegal hunting of a red deer stag on rural properties in Kars Springs near Scone.

Later that month police issued a search warrant on a property at Merriwa where they located and seized two unregistered .22 rifles, an amount of ammunition, gun powder, cannabis and a GPS device.

In August police issued a 23 year old man from Muswellbrook with a fine for enter private land to hunt animal without owner’s consent and issued a court attendance notice to a 25 year old Tamworth man on the charge of give firearm to person not authorised by licence/permit and handle (supply) explosive/precursor without authorising licence. The Tamworth man’s firearms licence was suspended.

A 32 year old Merriwa man charged with possess unauthorised firearm, possess ammunition without licence, handle explosive/precursor without authorising licence, possess prohibited drug, not keep firearm safely and enter private land to hunt animal without owner’s consent. 

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