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Hunting pest animals is a form of control that aligns with the  goals of the NSW Biosecurity Strategy.

Hunting  also contributes to the NSW Invasive Species Plan by assisting in the  ongoing and effective management of pest animals.

When regulated and used as part of an integrated pest management  program, hunting increases the capacity of land managers to respond to pest  animal challenges.

The  Department of Primary Industries has been the regulatory authority for hunting  in NSW since November 2013 under the Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002.

For  information on hunter licensing and education, compliance, and the  administration of hunting on public land go to NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Information  on the supplementary pest control trial in NSW national parks  and reserves is available from the Office of Environment and Heritage.