Safari Hunting of Australian Exotic Wild Game

Safari hunting is a form of recreation in which animals are hunted and some form of trophy is taken. Australia has a variety of exotic wild large animals (camels, deer, buffalo, etc.) and smaller game (e.g. rabbits, hares, and foxes) which are not classified in any list of endangered or threatened animals. This pool of animals is available for commercial or recreational hunting.

The purpose of this Report is to describe the existing Australian commercial safari hunting industry, to explore the social, legislative and biological environments in which it operates, and to describe international examples of successful commercial hunting industries. This information helps to identify constraints to sustainability and profitability which the industry faces and to formulate appropriate policies for the industry.

Author Dryden, G.McL. and Craig-Smith, S. J.
Date 2004-08-01
Year 2004
Number RIRDC Publication No 04/108
Publisher Rural Industries Research and Development Corporat
Pages 178
ISBN/ISSN ISBN 1 74151 017 1 / ISSN 1440-6845
Control method Recreational hunting
Region Australia - national