Spotlight on illegal hunting

WELLINGTON Crime Investigation Unit detectives have spoken to a Maffra man following an investigation into the illegal trespass and hunting of deer in the Dargo area.

The 61-year-old had his firearms seized and licence suspended, and is expected to be charged on summons with failure to store firearms and failure to notify police with change of details.

The ongoing investigation aims to crack down on people trespassing on private property or using spotlights from the road to hunt deer, which breaches laws under the Firearms Act.

Police have been working closely with landholders in the Dargo area to ensure greater detection and reporting of offences.

Community members are encouraged to report illegal hunting, trespassing or any other illegal activities on or around their properties to their local police.