A Lismore City councillor has indicated he will move a motion at the next council meeting on Tuesday to oppose amateur hunting in National Parks.
David Yarnall says he is very concerned about the possibility that people could accidentally get shot at and that hunters could stray from the parks onto private property.
And he has good reason to be concerned: Mr Yarnall himself lives on a property next to a National Park.
‘I personally own land that is adjoining a National Park and the boundaries are not marked at all. So anyone walking up there wouldn’t know whose property they’re on,’ he told ABC radio.
‘We’re less than half a kilometre away – so that’s well within the range of any stray shot.’
The council motion, like the recent motion opposing CSG exploration and development on council land, is designed to send a message to government but, unfortunately, has no legal basis of enforcement.