New deer hunting regulations for NSW

The NSW Department of Primary Industries has implemented a statewide suspension of certain regulations involving the hunting of wild deer, a step taken to minimise the impact of abundant wild deer herds across the state.

The suspension applies to all areas across NSW and will be for a period of three years. Suspension of the normal rules for hunting deer will allow more control options to be available to hunters and minimise wild deer impact on landholders, the environment and communities.

The new rules allow all wild deer species to be hunted year-round instead of only during open seasons and also permit the use of baits, lures and decoys to attract deer. Those on private land may now hunt deer at night, use spotlights or other electronic devices and hunt from a motor vehicle.

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