UPDATE: PLANS to allow hunters into NSW national parks have not been abandoned, the premier insists.It's simply put off until the second half of the year, he said.
"All we have done is put in place a governance review of the Games Council," Premier Barry O'Farrell told reporters in Sydney.
"We've got no intention of abandoning the pest eradication program in 10 per cent of the state's parks and reserves.
"What we have every intention of doing is following up a report that raises concerns around the Games Council."
The taxpayer-funded NSW Games Council was in charge of implementing the roll-out of the hunting policy.
Mr O'Farrell said shooters would be allowed into national parks in the second half of the year, after an investigation into allegations of illegal activity and animal cruelty by some members.
The premier denied he had broken his word to the Shooters and Fishers Party, who gave him their support for his power privatisation bill in exchange for allowing amateur hunters into national parks.
"What I am doing is what the people of NSW expect, which is ensuring that an adverse report around governance issues with the Games Council is acted upon," he said.
Mr O'Farrell said he would get a report on the investigation by the end of May.
He would respond before "getting on with the program".
He said the terms of reference for the report were "clear and wide ranging."