Col Brumbley, Victorian State President of the Australian Deer Association (ADA), said he’s never heard of anything like this before and that the poachers’ behavior reflects poorly on all deer hunters. "The whole thing is deplorable," Brumbley said. "The minority of people who want to behave badly should have the full force of the law come down on them. Everyone from the [ADA] organization would have an issue with this. Farmers might have a poacher come in and accidentally shoot stock at night instead of deer, which gives us a bad reputation."