Three men have been arrested after a herd of 18 deer were shot dead in a field, West Mercia Police said.
The deer were discovered on farmland on the edge of the Wyre Forest in Worcestershire on 4 August.
A 59-year-old from Highley, Bridgnorth, a 35-year-old from Cleobury Mortimer and a 22-year-old from Kidderminster were arrested on Friday on suspicion of offences under the Deer Act.
They have been released under investigation while inquiries continue.
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