Petition: Stop turning our State Forests into National Parks
Recreational Hunting Community petition on State Forest access
Posted on 21.11.2019
A recent campaign and petition to state parliament raised 13,576 signatures in support of a trial of hunting in Queensland state forests.
See State Forest Hunting for Queensland (Facebook) for more info and the Proposed 3-year trial of conservation hunting in Queensland State Forests petition.
The current government rejected the request to trial state forest hunting in Queensland state forests, as expected, but the hunting community is intending to use the considerable publicity gained from the petition to campaign on the issue towards the next election.
A new petition has been raised in response to the government’s decision to lock up tens of thousands of hectares of state forest in the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay Regions by turning them national parks. This will impact on not only commercial use of the forests, but also current and prospective recreational use, not only hunting but trail bike riding, fossicking, four wheel driving and bush camping. This comes on top of the fact that recreational access to State Forests is already heavily restricted, compared to NSW where hunting locations are more readily accessible and where access is open and free to all manner of activities.
To view and/or sign the petition, click on the button below.
On behalf of the recreational hunting community in Queensland.
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