A red stag deer owned by Luke Bryan was shot and killed on his property in Maury County, Tennessee, which is approximately 45 miles southwest of Nashville.
According to a Facebook post by the Maury County Sheriff’s Department, the red stag was shot between Dec. 4 and Dec. 6. A $5,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible.
Wildlife Resources Agency spokesman Barry Cross told The Tennessean that the deer was likely shot from the road.
Red stags, which are a species of deer similar to an elk, are not native to Tennessee. They are typically found in Europe and Asia.
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