Venue: Hartwood Station, Nymagee.
Arrival from 10am Saturday 28th November
10am-3pm Registration, Sighting in of Rifles, Set Up, Lunch
3pm Safety Briefing & Allocation of areas (all attendees to be there)
4pm Hunting begins, including Spotlighting overnight.
10am Hunt Meeting & Safety Briefing (all attendees to be there)
Hunting continues into night. State forest contingent (if R licensed).
All packed up and out by 12 noon.
Accommodation Options and Costs:
Shearing Quarters (single room, bed/mattress with hot shower and use of kitchen. BYO bedding) $20 per night
Camping on property (designated areas) $10 per site per night.
Weekend Hunt Fee: $15 per hunter (to cover expenses for group).
Please read the LERAA Hunting Code of Practice and complete the Hunt Registration Form at the bottom of the page
LERAA Hunting Code of Practice
For all recreational hunting activities, including vermin control, stalking or butchery, we are bound by the requirements of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979. This states that in the course of hunting and associated activities the hunter is not allowed to inflict any unnecessary pain or suffering on any animal.
There are also responsibilities under the Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002 which addresses the management of introduced species of game animals and promotes responsible behaviour regarding the hunting of animals, considered native or pest, on public and private land.
Note: For certain hunting activities it is necessary to obtain an additional hunting licence through the NSW Dept. of Primary Industries, known as a General (G) or Restricted (R) licence through an Approved Hunting Organization (AHO).
1. At all times LERAA hunters are solely responsible for his or her actions and are responsible for their own safety and any behaviour that could impact on the safety of others.
2. When hunting on private property, the LERAA hunter is an invited guest of the land holder, having gained permission, and will conduct him/herself in a manner that would welcome hunters to be invited back in the future.
3. The rules of safe handling of firearms will be adhered to whilst at a LERAA hunting activity, and hunters should remind their fellow hunters of these rules when not adhered to, and report inappropriate behaviour to the Hunt Captain or delegate.
3. All LERAA hunters will ensure that their firearms or hunting equipment, such as bow and arrow or knife, are kept in good condition and checked for accuracy at the start of the hunting activity, so as to ensure a clean kill when hunting.
4. All LERAA hunters will ensure that they practice their marksmanship and hunting skills regularly by attending hunting related activities and shoots during the calendar year.
5. It is the responsibility of all LERAA hunters to ensure that they obey all game laws and regulations of NSW or for the state they are hunting in.
6. At any time the Hunt Captain or landholder is within his or her rights to ask an individual hunter or hunting group to leave the property immediately if rules or conditions have been disrespected or broken.
1. Whilst hunting, spot lighting, or stalking, the hunter must be able to clearly identify the animal and then use appropriate shot placement and recommended firearm caliber for the animal hunted with the aim to kill the animal and not wound it. Spotlighting is not allowed in NSW State Forests.
2. Ensure that stock, farm structures, other hunters, or vehicles are not behind the firing line where you are hunting in a designated area.
3. Be careful at all times with target identification and danger zones, especially when spot lighting. Ensure that the animal is identified as legal vermin and within the scope of your licence. There are certain game and native animals which require a DPI General (G) or Restricted (R) hunting licence. Kangaroo culling must be in accordance with the landholder’s licence.
4. It is the individual hunter’s responsibility to identify the target before taking the shot. Confirm all kills with a written record or photo and report the species and number to the Hunt Captain at the end of the designated hunting activity period.
5. Whilst engaging in any hunting activity, ensure that the animal targeted has been killed and that the immediate area is checked for any young and ricochet damage to other animals.
6. Whilst moving around in a vehicle on the property, the firearm must be rendered safe and must not have a live round in the chamber. You are not allowed to hunt from a vehicle in NSW State Forests.
7. Report any suspicious or unusual events or activities to the owner or Hunt Captain, especially any illegal hunting on the property. Follow DPI regulations whilst in NSW State Forests regarding illegal hunting.
8. When hunting on your own on the property, ensure that another hunter is aware of where you are hunting and approx. time period you will be away.
9. It is recommended that while hunting on foot on private land, an article of blaze orange clothing be worn at all times. Blaze orange is mandatory while hunting in NSW State Forests.
10. At no time is the LERAA hunter to be hunting under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Private Property Conditions:
1. On arrival at a LERAA hunt, ensure that you check in with the landholder or his delegate, and then register with the Hunt Captain or his assistant, showing your licence and completing the Registration Form provided.
2. Leave the campsite or any quarters clean and in a better condition as to when you arrived. No fires are to be left unattended. Ensure all fires are fully out before leaving
3. Take all rubbish away with you. Do not throw food scraps or rubbish away on the hunting property.
4. Keep clear of stock, water troughs, tanks, and other farming structures on the property at all times.
5. Leave all gates as you find them or check with the landholder or with a State Forest ranger. Report any damaged/cut fences, sick/injured stock to the landholder.
6. When travelling around the property in a vehicle, ensure that you have a seat and seat belt for each hunter. If there are individuals travelling on the back tray of a ute or truck, the person should be sitting and in a secure position whilst the vehicle is moving.
LERAA Hunting Sub-Committee