GAME Management Authority (GMA) seized four guns from deer hunters in an intercept at the corner of Buffalo River and Rose River roads in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Over the last two weekends GMA along with police and Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) wildlife officers have been conducting operations throughout the North East, targeting illegal spotlighting of deer.
GMA senior game officer for the North East, Stewart McGlashan, said three males from Sydney were caught and had their guns seized as a result of information provided by local landholders and local police.
“We suspected the people were there because of the information Myrtleford police and a couple of landholders in the area had told us so we knew they were around,” he said.
“Game Management Authority intercepted them at about 1.50am on Saturday.
“There were four loaded firearms in the car, along with around 15 live rounds of ammunition, a knife and three spotlights which were all seized.