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Five kangaroos were found shot with bow and arrows in the Marrangaroo National Park on Thursday, August 22.
Local residents Peter and Karen Brown came across the animals when travelling through the national park.
They reported the sighting to Lithgow Police and have handed in one of the arrows they found at the site.
"We go up there to check on wildlife and to find that sight is just horrible, you have good months but then to see that," Peter Brown said.
According to Mr Brown it was the first time they had ever seen an arrow at the site.
"It was the very first time we had seen kangaroos shot using arrows," he said.
"I do think they would suffer more with an arrow, especially if it didn't kill them straight away."
The day after finding five kangaroos shot with arrows, they found another three dead from gunshot wounds.
"It was in the exact same area of the national park, it is really dangerous up there now," he said.
"It is just animal cruelty to shoot whatever moves."
Mr Brown and his wife have been checking on wildlife in the Marrangaroo area for over eight years now.
"We just want to help the rangers out," he said.
"We do it because we like the bush and protecting the wildlife so to see the kangaroos getting shot makes us cranky."
Mr Brown said there use to be cameras in the area but once they were taken down the shooting started up again.
"If you want to play with guns, go to a gun range and not a national park where it is illegal to shoot," he said.
"Just leave them [the animals] alone you are trespassing on their territory, not the other way around."
Mr Brown was concerned for people who want to visit the national park.
"Lots of four wheel drives go through this area, what if they [the shooters] accidentally hit someone instead?"
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