A man has been charged after unlawfully entering a National Park for illegal hunting purposes in the Hunter Valley

A man has been charged after unlawfully entering a National Park for illegal hunting purposes in the Hunter Valley.

Photo: Hunter Valley Police District

Photo: Hunter Valley Police District

Photo Hunter Valley Police District

Photo Hunter Valley Police District

Police will allege that between 6.30pm on Saturday 14 March and 5.30pm on Sunday, March 15, 2020, a 33-year-old man and a woman entered the Towarri National Park near Scone, with two tracking dogs and armed with a rifle for the purposes of illegal game hunting deer.

Officers from the Hunter Valley Rural Crime Investigation Team were notified by National Park and Wildlife Services and commenced a multi-agency investigation with DPI - Game Licencing Unit and National Parks and Wildlife.

Following extensive inquiries, earlier this month police attended a home in Blacksmiths and spoke with a 33-year-old man.

He has since been issued with a future court attendance notice for the offences of hunt, shoot, injure, capture, etc or possess animal in park, carry and possess firearm etc or prohibited weapon, and charge, possess, control animal in park or on road in park.

Police also attended a home in Adamstown Heights on the same day and executed a search warrant where they located and seized ammunition, a silencer and clothing.

He is due to face Scone Local Court on Wednesday, July 22 2020.