Recently a master of forest came to Rakhiv police station. The forester, during the inspection of the forest territory assigned to him, heard the shots. Having realized that it was poachers, the man immediately reported the incident to the police.
Having arrived at the scene – the territory of the Verkhnye Vodayne forestry, the police found the remains of a roe carcasse: having separated the meat and taken the head of the dead animal, the poacher had left the skeleton in the woods.
The investigation of the offense was assigned to the senior investigator of Rakhiv district police department Volodymyr Mateleha. Law enforcement officials identified the poacher. As it turned out, a 30-year-old resident of the village, using his own hunting rifle (the weapon is duly registered) went hunting without a license. The poacher caught a roe, took the meat and the head, thus causing the state enterprise "Velyky Bychkiv forest hunting farm" substantial damage in the amount of 8,000 UAH.
Criminal proceedings over this fact have been opened, the offender shall be liable under Art.248, Part 1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (illegal hunting).
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