You will require this licence if you are the owner or occupier of land used for agricultural purposes and you intend to cull native game birds. Native game birds include specific ducks, quails and pigeons. Please refer to Schedule 3 of the Act for a list of the birds included in this licence.
This licence will only be issued for sustainable agricultural management purposes. It allows you to cull a specified number of native game birds of a specified class found on your land. This licence does not authorise the killing of native game birds for the purpose of sale. Sustainable agricultural management purposes mean those activities that:
- contribute positively to farm, regional and the State's productivity and economy
- adaptively manage and enhance biological and physical resources
- support the State's regional and rural communities.
This licence authorises you to possess the carcass, or the skin or any other part of the bird. Please be aware that this licence does not authorise you to shoot ducks on your property unless you hold a minimum NSW General (Standard) Game Hunting Licence.
Once approved, the Agency will allocate a quota as to how many birds may be killed.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.