There may also be research from the US on this topic.
On 27/2/13 8:55 AM, "Stephen Ambrose" <> wrote:
> Following on from Kim's comment, I came across this magazine article on the
> internet re hunting fatalities in NZ. I can't comment on the accuracy of
> the statistics cited in the article but, if true, they are quite startling:
> Title of Article: They act before they think, almost pre-programmed to shoot
> on reflex.
> One quote from the article:
> "On average, since 1979 there has been one accidental shooting of a hunter
> by another hunter every nine months. Over the past two years, Inspector Joe
> Green has studied every one of these cases. While his report is currently
> being peer reviewed and is not scheduled for public release until mid-July,
> he was willing to share some of his findings with Investigate.
> "Though he likes to emphasize that the number of hunting fatalities remains
> relatively low compared with other recreational pursuits, Green's research
> still highlights some worrying aspects - in almost every case there has been
> a failure to correctly identify the target shot."
> Stephen Ambrose
> Ryde, NSW
> -----Original Message-----
> On Behalf Of Kim Sterelny
> Sent: Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:06 PM
> To: Birding-Aus Aus
> Cc: Canberra Birds
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Shooting in NSW NPs
> Dear All
> There has always been hunting in national parks, state forests and the like
> in New Zealand. As far as I know, this has not been a conservation issue,
> perhaps because there are so few NZ native species that make tempting
> targets, except perhaps the native pigeons. But it does quite regularly
> result in fatal accidents. And that has not lead to any real pressure to ban
> So perhaps this thought is too optimistic, Tony.
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