Hunting

Game and feral animals such as foxes and rabbits, wild deer, feral goats and pigs can have impacts on agricultural production, the environment and communities. Hunting is recognised as one of a number of tools used in the management of game and feral animals and also as a legitimate recreational pursuit.

The Game Licensing Unit manages hunter licensing, education and compliance, and administers important hunting programs like:

  • native game bird management program
  • hunting on public land
  • Hunter Learning, Education and Accreditation Program (LEAP)
  • inland bowfishing trial
  • GunSmart (the NSW firearms safety initiative)
  • responsible pig dogger program
  • ethical bowhunter program.

Invitation: Hunting economics survey

Do you hunt in NSW? If you do, we would love to hear from you.

Your opinions will help the NSW Department of Primary Industries Game Licensing Unit to better understand the experiences of hunters in NSW and the economic and other benefits that hunting brings to the community.

Survey opens: Monday, 6 February 2017
Survey closes: Friday, 3 March 2017

Free gift

The first 2,000 hunters to complete the survey and nominate their details will receive a thank you blaze orange or camo cap or beanie.

Major prize draw

If you complete the survey and then tell us about your favourite hunting experience in NSW, you'll also enter the major prize draw!

  • 1st prize: Garmin Rhino 650 GPS and handheld radio
  • 2nd prize: Moroka.30 blaze orange Alpine Stalker Rucksack
  • 3rd prize: Blackfoot blaze orange Plainsmans jacket and brimmed hat.

DBM Consultants, a professional market research company, are conducting the survey on behalf of the DPI Game Licensing Unit.

The information collected will be used for research purposes only.

Your personal details will not be disclosed and will be held as strictly confidential according to the Code of Professional Behaviour set out by the Australian Market and Social Research Society and the Privacy Act.

Complete the survey

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