OXLEY police are investigating whether illegal hunters have shot and killed a calf at the front of a property.
The calf was found dead this week at the front of the Eulah Creek Road property at Eulah Creek, near Narrabri.
The four-month-old Murray Grey calf died between 5pm on Sunday and 3pm on Tuesday, February 118.
Police said the calf had been shot.
Rural crime detectives have been investigating incidents of illegal hunting in the area recently, and are now trying to determine if the calf was shot by a hunter.
Police are appealing for information about the killing, and illegal hunting in the wider area.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Oxley police 6768 2999 or 1800 333 000.
Meanwhile, 19 poddy calves have been reported stolen from a property at Delungra.
Police said the calves, which were about two to three months old, were not branded or marked.
New England police believe the theft occurred earlier this month and are appealing for information about the whereabouts of the missing stock.
Anyone with information on the theft, or who may have noticed suspicious activity in the area, is urged to contact Inverell police on 6722 0599.