Shooting in a national park or any other mixed-use recreation area is a
terrible idea. I can tell you from personal experience that the shooters
may have no idea where other people are in the area which creates a very
dangerous situation. You can't really combine an area for shooting with an
area for walking/hiking at the same time. The idea of teams of shooters
going into public land as an organised event to remove ferals has been used
in NSW I believe. I think QLD ruled it out because of concerns of
collateral damage (ie. non-target species being shot).
On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 1:19 PM, Peter Shute <> wrote:
> I could imagine they might have some hope if they were asking to be able to
> shoot ferals only, such as pigs, rabbits, foxes, cats, etc.
> That could be a beneficial thing, but I'm not sure it would work out that
> way. Apart from the problems that might occur once people are allowed to
> have guns in parks, I doubt they'd ever eliminate those species. Once
> numbers drop, the area would be abandoned until numbers build up again.
> And I have heard of people actually introducing pigs into areas so they'd
> have something to hunt.
> Peter Shute
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