Wood stock, semblance of a bolt…scope…yup hunting rifle…wrong it’s an air rifle and completely inappropriate to use in a story about a hunter.
I could be wrong but I believe it is a Webley Raider 10 XS. The rifle comes in .177 and .20 and .22 calibres all of which are not recommended for hunting and are banned in state forests.
So much for “decent journalists, trained and skilled”. Totally reduces the impact of news items like this with completely mis-leading and inaccurate pictures.
The Herald has a real problem, but I am not sure they give enough of a stuff to care.