Instinctively I don't like this (as I don't wish to be shot!) BUT I think I
would like to see the details, which parks are exempt; if there are closed
seasons; what rules there are to stop abuses; etc before I can condemn it.
It's a shame that it was only done for cynical political reasons rather than a
stand against invasive species...
Agree with Alan though - no issue at all with removing feral pests... The NPWS
need all the help they can get.
(but formerly of NSW)
On 30/05/2012, at 6:46 PM, "John Harris" <> wrote:
> In my opinion, not being a shooter, as long as the shooting has strict
> guidelines and severe penalties for breaches, I think that it is a very
> good idea. National Parks staff, of which I have been one, are run off
> their feet generally with the other day-to-dy work that the control of
> ferals is often down on the list of priorities. I and no doubt "we", have
> all seen the damage caused by feral pigs, deer, foxes, rabbits, dogs and
> cats in Parks and wondered as to what is being done about it....
> But the guidelines must make it very *clear* that it is just not open
> season on all wildlife.
> On 30 May 2012 16:30, Alan Gillanders <>wrote:
>> I would not be too outraged if there was a mandatory gaol term for those
>> transporting live feral pigs or any of the animals listed. Forfeiture of
>> their vehicles, licences and weapons should be automatic. Hunters shift
>> feral pigs into areas cleaned out to maintain their sport.
>> From: "Carl Clifford" <>
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 2:25 PM
>> To: "Birding-Aus Aus" <>
>> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Hunting to be allowed in NSW National Parks
>> Dear All,
>>> In a deal with the Shooters and Fishers party, the NSW Government has
>>> announced that hunting will be allowed to hunt in 79 National Parks.
>>> Carl Clifford
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