shooting in nationalparks

To: Chris Sanderson <>
Subject: shooting in nationalparks
From: Alistair McKeough <>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 14:30:10 +1000
Not to mention that shooting requires guns. The less guns in the community
the better, even if the registered shooter are responsible (and that's a big

Shooting anything, anywhere should be banned. Let alone National Parks.

2009/6/12 Chris Sanderson <>

> 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).
> Regards,
> Chris
> 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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