Hunting in the NSW national parks

Sami and her new bow

Children may one day be licensed to own guns and bows for hunting in NSW.
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An approved deal struck between the State Government and the Shooters and Fishers Party  last year allows the hunting of feral animals in 79 NSW national parks commencing in March this year.

However, Game Council chairman John Mumford has requested that the government consider loosening the rules to allow children as young as 12 to hunt as well, with guns and bows and arrows.

Mumford proposed that children are to go through the same strict approval process adults go through when attaining shooting licenses.

This culling program has been met with outage from the Australian Workers Union and high level national park people.

Reference

ABC News, 2013. Call to let children hunt in NSW national parks. From http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-18/call-to-let-children-hunt-in-nsw-national-parks/4524640?section=nsw