Moves to allow gun licence owners to shoot feral deer on private property would cut red tape for farmers.
NSW farmers will get little relief from changes to the state’s deer hunting rules, which continue to tie land owners up in red tape as they battle increasing numbers of the pest animal.
Some of the biggest threats to wildlife recovering from the Australian bushfires will come from feral animals, including foxes and cats thriving in the aftermath of the fires.
Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions
Submitted: April 2018
A joint submission with the Nature Conservation Council of NSW that provides 16 detailed recommendations to strengthen the draft regional pest animal plans and reduce the impacts of pest animals in NSW.
Submitted: September 2016
Due to their rising numbers and effect on natural ecosystems, deer are the most important emerging vertebrate pest in eastern Australia. Recreational hunting generally provides little or no benefit to feral animal control. Volunteer shooting can assist feral animal control in a limited number of circumstances.