To improve management of wild deer herds, the normal regulations that apply to hunting deer are suspended in 12 Local Government Areas (LGAs). Each of these LGAs have large population of wild deer and the suspension orders will allow more options to control and minimise their impact on:
Suspension orders for the following LGAs are in effect from 2 June 2017 and expire 1 June 2020.
Suspension orders for the following LGAs are in effect from 4 May 2018 and expire 4 May 2021.
Suspending the normal regulations that apply to deer hunting allows NSW game hunting licence holders to hunt in ways that would otherwise be prohibited,such as:
Each suspension order covers private and other lands within the LGA. However, any public lands that are declared and open for hunting within the LGA are not part of the suspended area.
If you are a landowner or manager of property within a suspended LGA, you are able to call on licensed, reputable hunters for support in managing wild deer on your land.
DPI administers a hunter register and a landholder register for nine of the 12 LGAs with suspended regulations. Hunters must nominate which of the eight areas they are available to hunt in and landholders may view the hunter register for the LGA their property is located in.
|FORM EDM-LAH: Landholder application to access the hunter register||(PDF, 144.04 KB)|
|FORM EDM-L: Application for listing on an EDM landholder register||(PDF, 44.88 KB)|
If you hold either a NSW General or Restricted game hunting licence, and you would like to help landholders manage wild deer, you may apply for a listing an LGA hunter register or for access to an EDM landholder register
|FORM EDM-HAL: Hunter application to access the landholder register||(PDF, 147.05 KB)|
|FORM EDM-H: Application for listing on an EDM hunter register||(PDF, 155.91 KB)|