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   Breeding stag shot from road

HIKURANGI Road farmer Mike Pearse  with the breeding stag he had to shoot after poachers wounded it.  Photo  Photo Sven Carlsson OB1774-01

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sven Carlsson

AN elk shot in the jaw lay suffering for several hours before its owner realised what had happened.

Owner Mike Pearse said he heard shots at 2.30am on Monday and went outside to have a look.

“They were shooting on the other side of the river, I saw their spotlights and yelled at them, and they took off,” he said.

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