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A deer shot outside the hunting season


In Orne, an old deer was killed by a hunter outside the hunting season, during a hunt which focused exclusively on wild boars, under a prefectural authorization (09/17). The 30 Million Friends Foundation strongly condemns this act and hopes that it will be sanctioned.

In the middle of the slab period, an old deer was shot by a hunter in Mauves-sur-Huisne (61). ” In a field of rapeseed, very close to a road, an old deer who had his habits in the sector, crosses and stops to watch a hunterreports the local press. In a few seconds, the latter takes aim through a hedge and kills the animal “.

No right to shoot the old deer

The man in question shot the deer outside the hunting season, which began on September 25 in this department. If the prefect had authorized a beat to “limit the damage to crops” before the opening of the hunt, the derogation concerned only wild boars, not deer. Furthermore, the target animal was not included in the hunting plan, so that its “sampling” was not possible: “ This individual ignored all the rules by shooting this animal outside the hunting season and, what is more, in other people’s homes “, concede the hunters.

An ongoing investigation

According to Actu Normandie, the owner of the land on which the deer was found filed a complaint. The Orne Hunting Federation has itself instituted civil proceedings. ” It’s not possible to see thatlaments Yves L’Honoré, senior technician of the FCO. The president, Christophe de Balorre, is truly appalled by what happened “. The Mortagne-au-Perche gendarmerie immediately opened an investigation to determine whether the hunter breached security obligations. The 30 Million Friends Foundation, which condemns this act, calls for exemplary sanctions.

In January 2022, a hunting crew shot down “La Pieuvre”, one of the deans of the Laigue Forest, in Oise, angering animal protection NGOs, three months after the death of several deer iconic.

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