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Reports of deer hunting at Stanwell Park

deer wccHUNTERS have allegedly cut up the carcass of a deer with a large machete in the early hours of this morning at Stanwell Park.

Police are appealing for witnesses following reports of illegal hunting close to a residential area after gun shots were heard in the vicinity of Lawrence Hargrave Drive and The Drive about 3am.

Police have been told a vehicle, possibly a small black sedan, was seen parked in the area and two men exited the car near the intersection of Railway Street.

One of the men was allegedly in possession of a large machete which he used to cut up the carcass of a deer.

The men took photos at the location before getting into the car and driving northbound from the location.

The first man was last seen wearing a red and black checked shirt and a khaki hunting-style cap.

The second man was last seen wearing a grey hooded top.

Wollongong police are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area or may have further information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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