The other morning I drove up to see the sunrise at Breakneck Lookout in Kiwarrak State Forest above Taree. And beautiful it was too, though the logging has left behind some devastation and it’s hard to spot any big old trees anymore. The view was great, hard to believe we’re a short drive ( a rough dirt track so 4WD) from the centre of town.
I saw this sign about Hunting being permitted. Who hunts in a beautiful state forest like this, I wondered. I saw a Regent Bower Bird, a Koala, and who knows what other quiet eyes observed our noisy vehicle making our way to the peak.
However . . . on our return as we drove past the tip landfill into Tinonee along the Buckett’s Way… blow me down, there is another sign! “Hunting Allowed”…. Duh? This is Council Land.
Are we supposed to be on the lookout for arrows, bullets, or slingshots?
Has the word gone out to hunt down scuttling councillors beetling home as fair game?
Are hunters tip toeing- after the wretched Ibis (tick birds?) scrounging round the tip?
We shall ask the Department of Primary Industries what our local happy hunters are stalking….