Police charge man over illegal hunting – Orana Mid-Western

A man will face court over alleged illegal hunting in the state’s Central West last month.

Officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District attended a property on Bylong Valley Way, Rylstone, about 9am on Friday 17 April 2020, after reports were made about a black Toyota Landcruiser located abandoned.

Police searched the vehicle, locating and seizing ammunition; a short time later the owner of the vehicle attended the location and was questioned.

It will be alleged that the Maroubra man had been hunting the previous night on the Travelling Stock Reserve and adjoining property.

Following further inquiries, officers attended a nearby property on Bylong Valley Way, where they seized two unsecured firearms and ammunition.

The 51-year-old man has been charged with enter, remain on travelling stock reserve without authority, enter inclosed agricultural land, possess net, trap, two counts of enter building/land with firearm or imitation firearm, not keep firearm safely, and not comply with noticed direction re-section 7/8/9 – COVID-19.

He was given a Future Court Attendance Notice to appear at Rylstone Local Court on Friday 11 September 2020.

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