Luke Bryan's Red Stag Illegally Shot and Killed on His Property

Luke Bryan at 2019 ACMs
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Luke Bryan's red stag was illegally shot on his property in Maury County, Tennessee, The Tennessean reports. 

"As an agency, we appreciate our hunters who do the right thing and follow the bylaws, and it takes a second for someone to ruin it for all of us," Barry Cross, a representative for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, said in a statement given to the outlet.

According to The Tennessean, the 43-year-old singer's deer (which shares similar characteristics to an elk), was apparently shot from the road, and the shooting took place sometime between the evening of Dec. 4 and the early morning of Dec. 6.

The Maury County Sheriff's Office posted a bulletin to Facebook over the weekend, offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

ET has reached out to Bryan's rep for comment.

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