Shooting coots

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Subject: Shooting coots
From: Debbie Lustig <>
Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 15:34:48 +1000
In the Victoria Police firearm safety test, you must show your understanding
of the ten basic rules. No. 9 is 'Never fire at hard surfaces or water.'
It's common sense. You can't control shotgun pellets that ricochet off the
water, so you're putting people, property and the wrong birds at risk.


Two years ago, an activist nearly lost an eye when a teenage shooter shot
too low, resulting in pellets bouncing off the water. They scatter


Re coots. Witnesses saw groups of coots shot on the water several times.




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