27 Mar 2018
The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), Game Licensing Unit, is calling on all hunters to hunt safely, abide by the rules and have permission to hunt before they enter private and public land this Easter long weekend.
DPI’s Game Licensing Unit, Director, Dr Andrew Moriarty said hunters not having permission from landholders and land managers to hunt on both private and public land continues to be an issue.
“Permission is required before entering any lands for the purpose of hunting, however we have made it even easier for hunters to comply with hunting permission requirements with the recent launch of the ‘Get Permission’ App,” Dr Moriarty said.
“The App allows hunters to quickly and easily request and store permissions from landholders and store copies of licences, should they be requested by authorities.
“The App also allows landholders to authorise hunters to hunt on their lands and review the permissions they have granted and revoke them at any time.
“The ‘Get Permission’ App will revolutionise the way permission is granted to hunters, particularly those hunting on private lands.
“I encourage all hunters who hunt on private land and any landholders who have hunters attend their properties to utilise the ‘Get Permission’ App.”
The App is the latest initiative as part of the Shut the Gate on Illegal Hunting Program, a joint inactive between DPI’s Game Licensing Unit and NSW Police.
The App is not monitored by the Game Licensing Unit or NSW Police and has been designed as a tool for hunters and landholders and to highlight the issues around illegal hunting.
The ‘Get Permission’ App is free to download from the:
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