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Pesticide summaries are regularly updated lists of animal pest operations using vertebrate pesticides that occur on lands managed or administered by DOC.

Each region issues a pesticide summary every four months. They tell hunters, and other people, where pesticides are being used in the region.

The public can then choose, based on clear information, where to go, and which areas to avoid. Some regions also issue pesticide summaries that concentrate on specific areas that are heavily used by the public, like forest parks and national parks.

View important and caution notes for pesticide summaries.

Pesticide summary regions

The latest pesticide summaries (for the period 1 March to 30 June 2014) are divided into six regions - see map below. These regions replace the 11 regions used for previous pesticide summaries.


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4. Know your limits
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