A commercial hunter has been hit with a "substantial fine" for shooting wallabies without a permit.
Andrew John Nutting was pulled over by wildlife rangers on Honeysuckle Road at Ross in September 2018.
The rangers found 12 Bennett's wallabies and a hare hanging from hooks on the back of Nutting's ute.
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They also found spotlights inside the car and a number of firearms and ammunition.
The Launceston Magistrates Court heard on Tuesday the 52-year-old Prospect Vale shooter did not have a permit to access properties in that area, or to take the wallabies.
Nutting pleaded guilty to a number of charges.
The charges included taking any form of a partly protected wildlife without a licence of permit, possessing wildlife taken contrary to regulations, and using a firearm at night for the purpose of taking any form of protected wildlife.
A personal reference from the property owner where the wildlife was taken was read out in court.
The property owner described Nutting as a "professional, reliable hunter", stating he used him as a shooter on his property to "avoid using poisons to destroy wildlife".
Nutting's lawyer, Grant Tucker, described it as "more of a regulation matter".
He pushed for no conviction to be recorded, telling the court his client planned to return to his job as a shooter and a conviction would impact his livelihood.
The court heard Nutting had been working for Lenah Game Meats as a shooter at the time of the offending, but had since taken on a processing role within the company.
Magistrate Sharon Cure agreed not to convict Nutting.
She said, however, as a commercial shooter he "should have known what the regulations are because he is in the industry".
Nutting had previously been convicted for a similar offence in 2004, the court heard.
He was fined $1000, with no conviction recorded.
In Tasmania, the Bennett's wallaby is classified as a partly protected species, and can be hunted during the open season by those holding the appropriate permit.
Other permits may be issued for wallabies to be hunted for the purpose of crop protection.