This is to notify you early of the proposed aerial shooting program targeting deer and pigs in parts of Kosciuszko National Park between 16th to 20th November 2020 (excluding weekends). Please note that this shoot forms part of a larger aerial shoot program that includes other areas of Kosciuszko National Park starting on the 16th November and concluding on the 18th December.
The attached map highlights the areas to be targeted for the program. The program should be completed over three days within the dates given above, Pending weather and availability of resources.
– Shooting will be excluded from:
- within and around resorts
- roads and some walking tracks
- Summit Walk/Trail and Kosciuszko walking track.
There will be a partial closure of Kosciuszko National Park covering walking tracks and surrounding areas within the shoot area. This will be highlighted through signage at the start of those walking tracks as well as promotion on the NPWS website and at Visitor Information Centres.
The closed areas will be:
- Rennix walk
- Rainbow Lake walk
- Porcupine track
- Waterfall walk
- Illawong Walk
- Main Range Walk (Excluding Summit Walk and Summit Trail)
- The Main Range – Dicky Cooper Bogong south along Rolling Ground to Wilkinsons Creek and Mt Northcote
- Ramshead Range – Merrits Creek east to Sawpit Creek
- Mount Guthrie east to Mount Paralyser
- The area east of Guthega Link Road, eastwards to Diggers Creek
- The area east from Diggers Creek (Guthega Road) and north of Kosciuszko Road eastwards towards Jindabyne Pumping Station
- Big Boggy, The Cascades, Chimneys Ridge and Charcoal Range
- Suggan Buggan Range
- Moyangul or Pinch River, upstream of Lookout Creek
- North-east of The Pilot to Ingegoodbee trail
NOTE: Summit Walk, Summit Trail and Kosciuszko Walk will remain open
This operation is part of a ongoing multi-year plan to reduce impacts of deer and pigs on high conservation areas. These include the montane bogs and fens threatened ecological community. Other feral animals such as foxes, goats, and wild dogs will also be targeted during this program. Aerial shooting is not used to control horses in NSW national parks, and therefore horses will not be targeted as part of this program.