Fine for man hunting in Abel Tasman National Park

A man whose dogs chased a pig onto private land had been hunting without a permit in the Abel Tasman National Park.

Dylan Munro Mckay, 28, appeared in the Nelson District Court on Monday facing a charge of unlawful hunting and breaching the Radiocommunications Act.

The court heard how last June 21, Mckay drove his ute into the Abel Tasman National Park with his pig dogs.

He went hunting in the Tramline block and caught a wild pig. He was returning to his vehicle when his dogs got wind of another pig and chased it through the national park onto private land.

It was getting dark and Mckay walked back to his ute and drove to McShane Rd, Wainui before entering the property in search of his dogs.

The property owner came across Mckay’s vehicle parked at the entrance to his house with the pig on the back. The man could hear the dogs barking on his farm and hadn’t given anyone permission to hunt there so he called police. ..Read more..

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