HUBBALLI: Forest Department officers arrested two men for poaching deer antlers near Onti Hanuman Temple Cross on Gadag Road here.
Basavaraj Nookapur, of Lakkundi, and Sachin Balanayak, of Navalli, were allegedly carrying the antlers on their motorbike. On a tip-off, Forest Department officers caught and arrested the duo. The forest officers also confiscated two antlers and the motorbike.
Range Forest Officer Shridhar Teggimani led the investigation team, accompanied by forest guard Santhosh Hosamathi.