Shooting in NSW NPs
"Stephen Ambrose" <>
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 11:43:55 +1100
I do regular bird survey work in NSW national parks and nature reserves.
Hunting will be allowed in many of the reserves where those surveys are
conducted. Therefore, I have looked into the possibility of purchasing a
bullet-proof vest and helmet to wear as a precaution against injury or death
from a stray bullet. My understanding is that parks and reserves will be
closed to the public when there is a government-sanctioned hunting
expedition. But there is always the risk of other hunter(s) shooting
wildlife in those areas illegally at other times. Hence the precaution I'm
If you buy bullet-proof clothing from overseas you need to apply for
permission from Australian Customs to import them. The relevant application
form is "Application for Permission to Import Schedule 3 and 13 Weapons"
(which includes bullet-proof clothing), and which can be downloaded from the
Australian Customs website www.customs.gov.au.
I may have over-reacted to this situation, but it's better to be safe than
Dr Stephen Ambrose
Ambrose Ecological Services Pty Ltd
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