$20K Reward to Find Killers of Bison

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A $20,000 reward is being offered if information provided leads to the arrest of those responsible for the killing and skinning of a bison on a property on the NSW mid-north coast.

John Vanstroe’s prized seven-year-old “Chief” was shot at the Central Bucca property, north of Coffs Harbour, and had half its hide removed.

The value of the animal is estimated at around $20,000.

Mr Vanstroe says the family is devastated by the killing of the animal which was more like a pet. 

Police are appealing for information after a Bison was shot & killed at a property on Mardells Road, Central Bucca.

About 10pm on Saturday 15 June 2019 some gunshots were heard on the property. It was later discovered that the 5 year old animal had been shot and skinned, with the skin then stolen by the offender/s.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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