Where to hunt

Pest animals can be hunted on private property (with the permission of the owner) and in State Forests.

Regulation changes in 2018 allow the hunting of foxes, rabbits and hares during daylight hours in State Game Reserves during a duck season by appropriately licensed game hunters. Please read all the information on this page for more details before you hunt pest animals on State Game Reserves.

In recognised deer habitat,  spotlighting for pest animals can only occur on private property or within 250 metres outside the boundary of private property.  This is because it is an offence to be in possession of a spotlight and fiream in recognised deer habitat from 30 minutes after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise.

Outside of recognised deer habitat, pest animal hunting can occur under spotlight on Crown land that permits pest hunting, such as State Forests.