Authorised hunting in declared State forests now occurs under a special licensing system Authorised hunting in State forests for feral animal control will only occur at sites specifically ‘declared’ for hunting (www.gamecouncil.nsw.gov.au) under the Game and Feral Animal Control Act.
Authorised hunting in State forests for feral animal control will only occur at sites specifically ‘declared’ for hunting (www.gamecouncil.nsw.gov.au) under the Game and Feral Animal Control Act.
Only accredited, licensed hunters can apply for written permission to hunt feral animals such as pigs, goats, foxes, rabbits and wild deer in these areas.
Signage will be placed at all entry points to forests declared for hunting. Recreational users are still permitted to visit these areas.
View a copy of the Risk Assessment report for hunting in declared State forests 2.5Mb .
Organisations who have applied for a Special Purpose Permit will be included in 3-month management plans that may vary hunter access or in some cases hunting will be suspended for the duration of certain public events.
More detailed information about hunting on declared public land, including which State forest are declared for hunting, can be provided by Game Council NSW website (www.gamecouncil.nsw.gov.au).
Before you visit
Take a look at important information when visiting state forests for tips on safety and sustainable recreation.
Forests declared for authorised hunting
Includes: Paintball Pete's
Includes: Blowering Dam Foreshore; Hume and Hovell Walking track; Pilot Hill Arboretum; Sugar Pine Walk; Paddy's River Dam; Paling Yards
Includes: Manning River; Cobark Lookout
Includes: Daley's Clearing
Includes: Bermagui Picnic Area
Includes: Bodalla Forest Park; Kianga Rainforest Walk; Wagonga Scenic Drive
Includes: Bondi Forest Lodge
Includes: Big Bit Lookout
Includes: Buladelah Mountain Park; Alunite Trail and Mountain Lookout; Ted Baker Walk and Lookout
Includes: Skirmish Downunder
Includes: Campbells Island
Includes: Allyn River Forest Park; Peach Tree Park; White Rock; Old Camp; Mount Allyn; Ladies Well; Dobbie Rim; Pademelon Park
Includes: Telegherry Forest Park; Frying Pan Creek; Currawong Camping Area; Coachwood Camping Area
Includes: Woolingubrah Inn
Includes: Coopernook Forest HQ
Includes: Campbells River
Includes: Edrom Lodge; Scrubby Creek Picnic Area
Includes: Braemar roadside rest area
Includes: Rocky Creek Mill
Includes: Crooked Creek Picnic area
Includes: Lochinvar Forest Park
Includes: Bicentennial Trail
Includes: Heaton Forest Park; Heaton Lookout; Hunter Lookout; Mcleans Lookout; Watagan Headquaters
Includes: Longworth's Tramline; Swans Crossing
Includes: Bundy's Paintball Field
Includes: Koondrook State Forest
Includes: Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens; Mogo Walking Track; Round Hill Lookout
Includes: Cobrabald - Wild Bull; Pappinbarra Field Studies Centre; Cobrabald - The Bluff
Includes: Maginnity's Historical Walking Trail; Hume and Hovell Walking track
Includes: Ludwig's Creek Picnic Area; Maxwell's Rainforest Walk
Includes: Broadwater Picnic Area
Includes: Nundle Forest Way; Ponderosa Park
Includes: Abbotts Falls; Casuarina; Rock Lily; The Basin; The Pines Camping Area; The Pines Walking Trail; The Pines Picnic Area; Turpentine; Old Mill Picnic Area; Olney Headquarters
Includes: Halfway Point Picnic area; Sealy Lookout
Includes: TreeTop Adventure Park
Includes: Kingsbury VC Rest Area
Includes: Moonan Brook Forestry Cottage; Moonan Outlook; The Firs Picnic Area
Includes: Wattle Flat Picnic Area; Wattle Flat Camping Area
Includes: Mary's Park; Sunny Corner Arboretum
Includes: Fern Gully Walking Trail; Hopkin's Pond; Lowden Forest Park; Tallaganda Forest Drive
Includes: Imlay Creek Picnic Area
Includes: Sam's Camp; Wootton Historical Railway Walk; Trestle Bridge
Includes: Newtons Crossing Picnic Area; Allan Brook Picnic Area
Contact us for more information
Call the Forestry Corporation State-wide Information Line
1300 655 687 or 02 9871 3377 Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm
Visit the Forestry Corporation Visitor Centre
95 Castle Hill Road, West Pennant Hills NSW 2125
Page last updated/reviewed:19 Oct 2012