Police have been flooded with complaints about hunters dumping dead feral pigs in and around western region towns.
Residents sickened by the sight and smell of the decomposing animals have taken to the Nyngan Police Facebook page to express their frustration.
Acting Inspector Tony Wood from Darling River Local Area Command said local police had become aware that an operator who previously bought the carcasses for export had closed down a western region chiller due to a slump in demand from overseas.
He said it was not uncommon for small groups to return from an overnight hunting trip with between five and 20 animals that had been shot or killed with pighunting dogs and knives that could be sold for between 80c and $1 per kilogram.
Now the demand for pig carcasses had slackened, Acting Inspector Wood said it appeared some people who continued to hunt for sport had decided to dump the pigs in unauthorised areas. He encouraged Nyngan residents to make use of a dead animal pit operated by council.