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Giant red stag was gunned down ‘legally for his antlers’ which experts say could fetch £2,000 – In Exmoor.
A giant red stag cut down in his prime was apparently shot legally after the landowner was paid for the shooting rights – and his mounted head could be sold for £2,000, it was claimed.
Towering nine feet tall and weighing as much as two adult men, the Exmoor Emperor was Britain’s largest wild animal.
Local wildlife lovers say the huge stag was shot by trophy hunters last week in the middle of the mating season – and that his head and antlers are destined for the wall of a hotel or country home.
The Emperor is thought to have been shot by licensed guns, rather than poachers, making his death legal.