Tasmania Police has charged two men in an operation targeting deer poaching and illegal hunting.
Tasmania Police has seized 25 firearms and charged two men in an operation targeting deer poaching and illegal hunting in the Southern Midlands.
Police also recovered about 120 fallow deer antlers (skull caps) and 50 fully mounted fallow deer heads.
Two Campbell Town men have been charged for a variety of breaches under the firearms and wildlife acts.
Searches at addresses in Campbell Town resulted in the seizure of the firearms and three silencers.
Oatlands sergeant Rob King said more charges were likely.
"All the firearms seized were registered, but modifications, unlawful attachments and the suspected commission of wildlife offences means that the owner has had his firearms licence put on hold until the outcome of proceedings," he said.
"As such, the firearms have been seized and the suitability of this person to hold a firearms licence in the future will be subject to review."
The seizure was the result of a joint agency investigation between police and the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment officers since January.
The investigation centred on the Southern Midlands/Central Highlands municipalities and was focused on people suspected of unlawfully shooting fallow deer. More....