TWO CHARGED, ONE FINED, ACCUSED OF HUNTING RED DEER STAG

Two men will face court and a third has been fined, accused of hunting a deer illegally near Scone.

Officers searched a Merriwa home in April – where they say they found unregistered rifles, ammunition and cannabis.

A 23-year-old man has been handed a court attendance notice for possessing weapons and drugs.

While a South Tamworth man has been hit with offences – including giving the weapons to an unlicensed person.

A Muswellbrook man was also fined for hunting on private land, without the owner’s consent.

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