Narrabri illegal hunters: Dean Phillips and Michael Hewson convicted after feral pig killed

Dean Michael Phillips, 26 and Michael Jonathan Hewson, 28, fronted Narrabri Local Court on Wednesday.

Phillips was fined $1700, sentenced to a nine-month community corrections order and had his knives, GPS collars and dog body armour confiscated.

While Hewson was fined $600, ordered to pay $500 in court costs and put on a nine-month community corrections order.

He was also required to forfeit weapons, body armour and GPS equipment to police.

The men were caught in a police stop on the Newell Highway at Edgeroi on July 27.

While speaking to the men, police saw a freshly killed feral pig in the back tray of the ute and two dogs fitted with hunting collars.

Read also:Officers then searched the ute and seized hunting equipment including a GPS unit, dog collars and three knives.An investigation was launched after it was discovered the men had trespassed onto numerous private properties in the area.


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