Police have warned of heavy penalties for shooters firing onto private property following an incident on the Bingara road on Friday night.
A pet goat, Billy, was allegedly shot on private land, about 100 metres from a property homestead.
The distressed owner, Mrs Kath Hamilton, said the goat was a family pet of 11 years.
“I heard three shots,” said Mrs Hamilton, who was in the homestead kitchen when the shots were fired.
“These were shots from a high powered rifle from the direction of the road and our house is in a direct line from where we found Billy dead.
“The house is only about 300 metres from the road and is clearly visible.