Man caught hunting with semi-automatic sports rifle

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A man has been caught hunting with a semi-automatic sports rifle during a closed season. In a statement issued on Sunday, the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) said that the man was spotted and filmed by one of its teams monitoring the countryside north of Naxxar on Friday.

The Police have confirmed they will press charges against the man for hunting during the closed season, carrying and using an automatic rifle not approved for hunting and using a forbidden rifle scope for hunting.

CABS confirmed that the man also used a professional riflescope and had his weapon placed on an accuracy shooting bag.

The footage published by CABS shows the man scanning the countryside and also aiming the weapon in the direction of the CABS team.

The man managed to leave the site before Police officers arrived but they managed to film the man’s face and the registration plate of his car.