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Men prosecuted for firearms in Alpine National Park

Friday 20 July, 2018

Parks Victoria has successfully prosecuted two men, one from Mansfield and the other from Yarck, for illegal possession of firearms in the Alpine National Park.

Parks Victoria, Game Management Authority (GMA) and Victoria Police caught the men during a targeted enforcement operation in July 2017.

The first man received a $927 fine, the second man a $980 fine. Both received a six-month Good Behaviour Bond, had their firearms seized and licences cancelled.

Parks Victoria prosecuted two men from the same hunting party in April this year.

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Quotes, attributed to Martin Downs, Regional Enforcement Coordinator East Region:

“Firearms are only permitted within designated hunting areas during open hunting season. Bringing a firearm into a national park outside these time is prohibited and offenders will be prosecuted.

All hunters need to be aware of hunting regulations and ensure they do the right thing. The fines for breaching regulations can be hefty, and offenders also risk losing firearms and their firearms licence.

Illegal hunting can damage native flora and fauna and ruins the experience of visiting a park for other visitors.”

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