There are many opportunities for legal pig hunting in NSW. The Hunt safe, hunt legal – be a responsible pig dogger program raises awareness of the responsibilities of pig doggers.
Pig hunting with dogs is a popular recreational and commercial activity in NSW. Responsible pig doggers are ethical, trustworthy hunters who actively promote safe and legal pig hunting with dogs.
However, some pig doggers choose to do the wrong thing by hunting illegally. Illegal hunting can include hunting without permission on private or public land, hunting without a licence on public land or breaching hunting and animal cruelty regulations.
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Illegal pig dogging is a crime with many negative impacts. Taking the time before you hunt to get permission from the landowner or manager and getting a licence for public land is a small inconvenience when compared with the consequences of being caught.
Always have permission to hunt. While you do not need a licence to hunt pigs on private land, the owner’s express authority for you to hunt and use dogs on their land is essential.
No permission = no hunting
A handy property log is available in the Hunt safe, hunt legal – be a responsible pig dogger guide to help you keep track of your hunting properties. Use the form to show Police and DPI Inspectors that you have permission to hunt if stopped for a compliance check.
19 of these State forests allow you to also hunt pigs with dogs at night-time.
Feral pigs carry many diseases which may transfer to humans and dogs. Brucellosis and Q fever are debilitating diseases. Get your copy of the Hunt safe, hunt legal – be a responsible pig dogger guide for information about these diseases and tips for keeping you, your family and your dogs healthy.