Pig-hunt trespass charges – Central North

A man has been charged over alleged trespass and hunting offences on a property in the state’s far north in May this year.

It’s alleged two men were pig hunting when they illegally entered a property on Pilliga Road, Pilliga, about 10pm on Friday 22 May 2020.

Following inquiries, Walgett Rural Crime Investigators spoke to a 42-year-old man about 10.30am on Friday 3 July 2020 at his home in Walgett Street, Pilliga.

The man was later charged with enter private land to hunt animal without owner consent, enter inclosed agricultural land accompanied by hunting dog, hunt game animal on private/public land without licence and hunt, shoot, injure, capture, etc or possess animal in park .

He was given a future court attendance notice to appear at Walgett Local Court on Tuesday 18 August 2020.

State Rural Crime Coordinator, Detective Inspector Cameron Whiteside, said the Rural Crime Prevention Team and local police have a zero-tolerance approach to anyone illegally hunting or trespassing.

“Whether it be on a farm or other private land, the message is simple – get permission. If you don’t have permission or the required permit, don’t go there,” Det Insp Whiteside said.

“The Rural Crime Prevention Team is not going away, it is business as usual and we are committed to catching anyone and everyone that think it is ok to commit rural crimes.”

Inquiries continue.

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