The Economic contribution of recreational hunting in NSW report is based on research carried out by RM Consulting Group Ltd in 2022. The study assessed recreational hunting expenditure in NSW over a 12-month period and the flow on effects of this expenditure.
The study updates research last carried out in 2017 and uses updated economic modelling assumptions. Economic contribution is now reported as a single figure, rather than a range.
This report, produced annually by the DPI Vertebrate Pest Research Unit on behalf of DPI Hunting (formerly the Game Licensing Unit), estimates the regional populations of native game birds for the Native Game Bird Management Program.
To further our knowledge of quail and pigeon species listed in the Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002, University of New England conducted an 8-month study, trialling techniques to detect these species.
The study found that monitoring techniques for Brown and Stubble quail are adequate, however monitoring techniques need to be refined for Common bronzewing and Crested pigeons.
This research will provide important information should harvest quotas be considered for these species in the future.