shooting in national parks

Subject: shooting in national parks
From: "Brook Whylie" <>
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2013 11:08:09 +1030

        Hi Mark, 

        My understanding is that the previous discussion on the list of
native birds that could be shot was confused between the 'wishlist'
Bill that the Shooters Party originally proposed in 2009 and the one
actually passed. Species that are permitted to be shot in National
Parks/Nature Reserves can be found at Schedule 3 of the following

        There are no native animals on that list. That document also
prescribes the National Parks/Nature Reserves that would be opened to
shooting, although other parks can be added. The original 2009
amendment had Ibis, Swans etc, but it was not passed. The original
proposed amendment can be found at 

        There is however, the Game and Feral Animal Control Further
Amendment Bill 2012, found at: 

        This Bill allows the shooting of native birds for agricultural
'control' purposes, although it is managed by the Game Council. This
is for shooting on private land only. 

        Birds on the list are: 

        Australian Shelduck or Mountain Duck  

        Australian Wood Duck or Maned Duck  

        Black Duck or Pacific Black Duck  

        Blue-winged Shoveler or Australasian Shoveler  

        Chestnut Teal  

        Grass Whistling Duck or Plumed Whistling Duck  

        Grey Teal  

        Hardhead Duck or White-eyed Duck  

        Pink-eared Duck Water Whistling Duck,  

        Wandering Whistling Duck or Whistling or Wandering Tree Duck  


        Brown Quail  

        Stubble Quail  


        Common Bronzewing Pigeon  

        Crested Pigeon   




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