Luke Bryan Offers Reward After Red Stag is Shot and Killed on His Property

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A $5,000 reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person responsible for the poaching of a red stag owned by Luke Bryan.

According to Nashville’s Tennessean, the animal was shot from the road on Luke’s Maury County property somewhere in the time between December 4 and December 6. The singer’s farm manager reported the shooting.

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According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Barry Cross the stag is not native to the United States and would have been brought to the farm. Research shows that the red deer has been introduced to the United States and Canada. The red deer and wapiti were also once considered the same species, however, Wikipedia states that they are the same “species group.”

There has been no statement issued by Luke’s team regarding the incident, yet.

Luke and wife Caroline are big supporters of animal rescue. In addition to their private “Brett’s Barn,” which houses over 20 animals, many of which are rescue animals, the Bryan family has also offered up their home as a foster facility for dogs from the Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue in Nashville.

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Luke and pal Jason Aldean are also heavily involved with the Buck Commander division of the Duck Commander franchise.

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I don’t know of a soul who doesn’t love a happy ending. Well, get ready for your Monday smile because this is as good as it gets! Poochie, the 18 year old who was surrendered to the pound when his family became allergic and whom we pulled was expected to be a forever hospice foster with Proverbs (like many others in our care), but God had different plans. After reading about Poochie on our social media, Luke Bryan and his beautiful wife, Caroline, applied and adopted Poochie this past Saturday! He is pictured here with his new mom, Caroline and his previous foster, Lacy Marie! He is loving life on the Bryan farm and soaking up all their love. Who knows, maybe Poochie will inspire a country song! Thanks, Bryans!#CherishTheOldForTheyAreTreasure _____________________________________________________________ #AdoptDontShop #Adopt #Adoption #NashvilleRescue #RescuedDogs #RescuedCats #RescuedDogsOfNashville #RescuedCatsOfInstagram #FelineLove #RescueSavesLives #MusicCityCats #AvailableCatsForAdoption #RescuedDogsOfInstagram #Nashville #MusicCityDogs #AvailableDogsForAdoption #DogsOfNashville #NashvilleRescue #RagsToRiches #SpayAndNeuter #FixYourPets #MuttsOfInstagram #BeALifesaver

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