Feral Cat laws in Tasmania?

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Feral Cat laws in Tasmania?

Post by S O K A R » 06 May 2022, 5:51 pm

Does anyone know the laws surrounding "disposing" of feral cats in Tasmania?
So basically just wondering if anyone knows if it is legal to shoot feral cats in Tasmania on private property?
I know primary producers etc can, but wasn't sure if it was the same for the average joe?
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Re: Feral Cat laws in Tasmania?

Post by on_one_wheel » 06 May 2022, 6:09 pm

Looks like you can provided you've trap, seize or destroy cats provided they're more than 1km from the nearest dwelling.
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In Tasmania, the Cat Management Act 2009 allows primary producers, and people working on their behalf, to trap, seize or humanely destroy any cat found on rural land where livestock are grazed. On other private land that is more than 1 km from a place of residence, a person can trap, seize or humanely destroy a cat.25 Feb 2022 "

At a glance, it looks like you don't need a permit to hunt feral species in Tasmania.
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Re: Feral Cat laws in Tasmania?

Post by bladeracer » 06 May 2022, 6:12 pm

S O K A R wrote:Does anyone know the laws surrounding "disposing" of feral cats in Tasmania?
So basically just wondering if anyone knows if it is legal to shoot feral cats in Tasmania on private property?
I know primary producers etc can, but wasn't sure if it was the same for the average joe?


As long as you are on rural property (or whatever Tasmania requires for firearm use), but you certainly can't shoot in built-up areas without specific permits allowing it.
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Re: Feral Cat laws in Tasmania?

Post by S O K A R » 10 May 2022, 4:25 am

Oh good stuff
On a rural property so no issue by the looks of it
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