Public Land Hunting Reopens

SSAA NSW has been working with the Department of Primary Industries and various industry groups to advocate for hunting to recommence in NSW. We have been and continue to be part of the DPI’s working forum, advocating for the return of hunting.

We can now report that this advocacy has produced a positive result and State Forests will reopen for hunting purposes.
Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has announced that from Friday 8 May 2020, NSW Restricted Game Hunting Licence (R-Licence) holders with a valid written permission issued by DPI will be allowed back into State Forests.
Access to written permission bookings and hunting maps has been reinstated for R-Licence holders. Current R-Licences will also be extended for four weeks to compensate hunters for the period State forest hunting was suspended.

DPI advise that social distancing and gathering guidelines, as well as guidelines around facilities use, must still be maintained. We advise all members to stay up to date on travel guidelines from the Government.

SSAA NSW is proud to have helped secure this outcome for law-abiding firearms owners and hunters.
Thank you,
Lance Miller - President, SSAA NSW
Jai Rowell - CEO/Executive Director SSAA NSW

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