The NSW Government has lifted deer hunting regulations across NSW to help licensed hunters assist farmers manage deer numbers in drought stricken NSW.
Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair, said the suspension of deer hunting regulations is a necessary step to manage abundant wild deer populations.
Lifting deer hunting regulations means that seasonal restrictions on the hunting of fallow, red, wapiti and hog deer are suspended.
It also means that the use of spotlights and other electronic devices, hunting from vehicles and hunting deer at night on private land is allowed.
A Game Hunting Licence will still be required to hunt deer on private or public land in NSW.
“This licence sets out important conditions that require hunting to be conducted safely, humanely and with the permission of the landholder,” Mr Blair said.
Hunters who are interested in assisting landholders can register with the DPI Game Licensing Unit and be placed on a hunter register that may be accessed by landholders.
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