Having a licence doesn't mean all hunters will behave properly, and I speak
My first husband had been a gamekeeper (for a Lord Figg in Buckinghamshire),
and behaved impeccably when it came to handling firearms and shooting. I've
only ever encountered four others who behaved as well, a neighbour, two
semi-traditional relatives, and one of the men I used to shoot buffalo with
(for a pet meat firm).
The other buffalo shooters liked to go out drinking and on at least one
occasion shot up the local pub. Once one of them came back drunk and
picking up his rifle told us he was going to kill himself. Nobody was game
to stop him as he was armed and really upset. I won't go on but I'm sure
readers will get the picture.
All these men were licensed shooters.
Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow
1/7 Songlark Street,
Bakewell, NT 0832
043 8650 835
PhD candidate, SCU
Vice-chair, Wildlife Tourism Australia
Nominated for the Condé Nast international ecotourism award, 2004 by the
renowned American website, Earthfoot.
Wildlife Adviser, BBC¹s ?Deadly 60¹
Birds of Australia's Top End and Quiet Snake Dreaming available on
A second edition of Fauna of Australia¹s Top End used by the University of
NSW as a text for 12 years is now under preparation.
'It gave me huge insight into the lives' of Aboriginal Australians¹,
Jonathon Franzen, American author, birder, conservationist (August, 2011)
on Quiet Snake Dreaming.
The best guide in Darwin is Denise Goodfellow. Bo Beolens, the Fat Birder.
On 30/12/12 11:28 AM, "Dave Torr" <> wrote:
> Just found this Graeme -
> This wonderful body that costs NSW taxpayers $2.5 MILLION a year employs 4
> people to oversee shooting in nearly 4 million hectares of parks!
> On 30 December 2012 10:14, Graeme Chapman
>> Hello Jim,
>> Not just a propaganda battle, if you really want to spoil your day, simply
>> google NSW Game Council and look all through their website - it'll give you
>> the horrors! Even the Common Bronzewing will no longer be protected. And
>> several species of deer are to be protected to make sure these goons have
>> something to shoot at. You have got to be kidding.
>> The really scary bit is that the NSW Game Council is a Statutory Authority
>> supported by (probably funded by) the NSW Government.
>> If Barry O'Farrell wants to save more money, maybe he could take a look at
>> the Game Council. I wonder if it has suffered the same efficiency measures
>> (being very polite here) that have been applied to NSW National Parks and
>> Wildlife Service. I heard that what rangers are left are threatening to go
>> on strike - good luck, they'll need it.
>> I've always felt that our national parks in Australia would only be in
>> danger after we have absorbed another 100 million immigrants but it seems
>> we are quite capable of achieving that right now.
>> Happy New Year
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