Hunting law is a historic victory
The Shooters and Fishers Party last night celebrated a historic victory for NSW after the State Government passed legislation that will allow licensed volunteer Conservation Hunters to hunt in National Parks.
“We’ve had a big win,” SFP MLC Robert Borsak said, noting that the party had been working towards these laws for more than a decade.
“The legislation has finally passed and we will see 79 National Parks being rolled out progressively over the next six months using the Game Council model that has been highly successful in State Forests,” he said.
The Game and Feral Animal Control Amendment Act 2012 will extend the Game Council’s regulated system of hunting to previously closed areas where pest animals have become major problems.
The Game Council has overseen the removal of hundreds of thousands of feral animals from State Forests using volunteers who have also provided measured economic benefits to NSW.
“We expect Conservation Hunters will yield good results in controlling game and feral animals in National Parks, just as they have elsewhere,” Mr Borsak said.
“We encourage all hunters in NSW and from interstate to buy game-hunting licences and participate in this excellent program.”
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