Illegal Killing of Two Red Deer

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Monday June 11 2018

Police Scotland is investigating the illegal killing of two red deer hinds both of which were pregnant.

The incident happened around 7 May.

The remains of the deer were found in a field near to the A865 between Bayhead and Kilmuir North Uist. 

Both deer had been shot and although deer can be killed lawfully the incident occurred during the close season which is put in place to protect the welfare of female deer and their young. 

The closed season is in place from the 1 April to the 31 October

Police in North Uist are appealing to anyone who has information about this incident to contact them on 101 quoting NH1052/18 or alternatively via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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