A court has upheld a fine issued to a Victorian man who was arrested by police for hunting deer without a NSW Game Hunting Licence on a property near Dalgety.
Mr Andrew Saliba was convicted in March 2018 under the Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002 and fined $3,300. Recently Mr Saliba made application to have his conviction annulled, however this was refused by the court, leaving the original fine standing.
“This result is a great example of the increased cooperation between NSW Police, Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Game Licensing Unit (GLU) and other Government agencies to target illegal hunting activity in NSW,” DPI Director, Game Licensing, Dr Andrew Moriarty said.
“Importantly, the penalty imposed by the Court reflects how seriously these matters are viewed by the community.
“It’s critical that hunters familiarise themselves with the regulations and ensure they are compliant with the rules,” he said.