Stay on target – Be an ethical bowhunter

Hunting using archery equipment is an age old pastime which is as old as modern humans. For many cultures archery has been both a critical means of gathering food as well as a way to demonstrate skill and prowess through competition.

Today hunting using archery equipment or bowhunting remains a popular pastime and cultural activity encompassing recreation, food gathering and competition.

The Stay on target – be an ethical bowhunter program has been developed jointly by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Game Licensing Unit and NSW Police to inform and educate bowhunters about hunting regulations and community and industry standards for undertaking ethical bowhunting.

Topics include:

  • The 4 cornerstones of being an ethical bowhunter
  • Learn and practice bowhunting techniques
  • Learn and follow the regulations around hunting in NSW
  • Only hunt on lands you have permission to enter
  • Do not target native wildlife - it is illegal
  • Report illegal hunting to the DPI when it occurs
  • Appendix: Permission to hunt log