Duck (and other bird) shooting

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Subject: Duck (and other bird) shooting
From: Debbie Lustig <>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 22:42:10 +1000
News about last weekend's duck rescue teams' efforts have come to hand. On a 
private wetlands near Melton, the following birds were shot by duck hunters. 
All were scanned with a metal detector, which confirmed the presence of metal 
shot in them:Yellow-billed SpoonbillDucky Moorhen chickPurple Swamphen (incl. 
one found alive and euthanised)Australasian GrebeIn addition, two Black Swans 
were killed in the past approx. two-week period.Further information can be 
found on the website and Facebook page of the Coalition Against Duck 
Shooting.People in Victoria's northwest who wish to help with upcoming weekends 
at Kerang and Donald can contact Lynn on 0414 816 509 for further information. 
Many roles are on land, helping with logistics and communications.Field and 
Game Australia's magazine Feather and Fur has designated this weekend at Lake 
Buloke the 'Second Opening Weekend', so many hunters will be there. Ducks will 
be wounded and some can be saved, if attended to quickly.                       

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