Shooting in National Parks

Opening up National Parks and State forests to recreational hunting is a breach of the 1996 National Firearms Agreement. 

The opening up of National Parks (public spaces) to recreational hunters is a direct result of pro-gun lobbying and deal making with governments.

In 2013, the O’Farrell Government announced it would allow recreational hunters into 12 NSW National Parks.

The State of Victoria also allows shooting in National Parks.

There has been a push in WA for shooting in National Parks due to pressure placed on the Government by the Shooters and Fishers Party in WA.   A WA Government Committee proposed a trial to commencing shooting in National Parks, but in June this year the WA Environment Minister announced the trial would not commence due to public safety concerns.

The marrying of hunting with conservation is something taken straight from American gun culture.