TWO males were charged for allegedly shooting and killing kangaroos with crossbows at Tea Gardens.
Police said they were called to the bushland between BP Service Station and houses at Myall Quays at about 9:30pm on Friday in relation to two males firing at kangaroos.
Police said by the time they arrived the males had fled the scene and soon after were located at Hawks Nest.
The car of the 19 year-old Hawks Nest male and 20 year-old Newcastle male was searched by police and a crossbow was allegedly located.
Police said both the males had cut their curfew bail conditions and were arrested for doing so.
They also faced numerous offences relating to possessing a prohibited weapon and cruelty to animals.
Police said they are unsure how many kangaroos the males killed but at least one was found dead and more are suspected to have been injured.
Both males were conveyed to Raymond Terrace Police Station where they were charged and refused bail.
They attended bail court the following morning and were both released.
They are set to face Raymond Terrace Court later this month.