I recently posted about seeing 7 Reds near Hamsterley in the photos section. Today I was phoned by a friend to say that a game dealer had 2 red deer carcases hanging, purportedly taken in by a Forestry Commission stalker in Hamsterley(can't prove it though).
Out of season reds - what's the penalty for the game dealer and what's the penalty for the (so-called) stalker?
I'm realy gutted that this has happened. Reds are so unusual around here except in deer parks that no justification whatsoever can exist.
I'm just sickened by it.