Legislative Council: Tuesday, November 29, 2022


Feral Animal Management

In reply to the Hon. T.A. FRANKS ().2 November 2022).

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries): The Minister for Climate, Environment and Water has advised:

Bows and crossbows are not used for any feral animal control undertaken by the Department for Environment and Water.

It is currently lawful to use a bow or crossbow for feral animal management in South Australia.

PIRSA provided advice to the Social Development Committee's Inquiry into issues related to bow and crossbow hunting in South Australia that biological control, poison baiting and trapping are typically more effective methods for killing pest animals than bow hunting. Where baiting or trapping cannot be applied, use of appropriate firearms (i.e. guns) in ground or aerial culling programs is preferred.