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The body of the deer was found by a hillwalker in Threestone Plantation, on the eastern side of Hedgehope Hill.

A second snare was found 20 metres further along the track, which was located next to a footpath.

Type of snare



Hedgehope Hill, Northumberland


January 2022

Photographic and video evidence

Snare around deer in Northumberland    Snared deer in Northumberland