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Killing of protected wildlife

    (1)     Subject to subsection (3), the Minister may, by notice in the Gazette , declare that it is lawful to kill animals of a specified species of protected wildlife.

    (2)     A declaration under subsection (1) is to specify the conditions that apply to or in relation to the killing of the animals, including:

        (a)     the period during which and the times when the animals may be killed;

        (b)     the areas within which the animals may be killed;

        (c)     the type of equipment that is to be used to kill the animals;

        (d)     the maximum number of animals that a person may kill;

        (e)     the maximum number or amount of dead animals or parts of dead animals a person may have in his or her possession or under his or her control; and

        (f)     that, notwithstanding the declaration, a person wishing to kill the animals cannot do so unless he or she has been granted a permit to do so or is a nominee under a permit granted to another person to do so.

    (3)     The Minister may not exercise his or her power under subsection (1) to authorise:

        (a)     the killing of animals located in a park, reserve, sanctuary or wilderness zone; or

        (b)     the killing of animals for commercial purposes.

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