Poachers may have killed more than 20 deer, while others could still be roaming around injured, on farmland near Bewdley.
A distraught conservationist has revealed baby deer as young as three or four weeks old and a pregnant doe are among the animals which were shot at the weekend.
Initially it was reported that 15 animals had died.
But now Ed Brown, chairman of the Wyre Forest Deer Management Society, who helped recover the carcasses of 15 deer which had been shot on farmland near Kinlet, Bewdley says a gang of poachers could have “potentially killed at least 20”.Not one carcass has been butchered. If this is 'poaching', it's a bloody strange sort of poaching!
PC Su Goddard, from West Mercia Police, wildlife officer for North Worcestershire, said: "We have launched a thorough enquiry into this incident and would appeal for anyone with information to contact us.
"At this time, we believe there is no wider risk to the public."Strange thing to say...?