Shooting in Birdlife controlled conservation areas

To: "sandra henderson" <>
Subject: Shooting in Birdlife controlled conservation areas
From: Neville Schrader OAM <>
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2013 18:58:12 +1100


Just to clear up one thing the Sporting Shooters in SA is the same branch of a wider organisation that includes NSW (who support the NSW legislation), Vic and in WA (refer to their Website) and in NSW will be the same amateurs shooting after June in NSW National Parks. Whether they are better shots then those who apply for a licence through the game council is debateable or not debateable depending if you are the target or not.

A person who has no shooting experience, can just as easy be a member of the SAA and obtain a licence, as can someone working off the street and getting a licence from the Game Council.

So I guess no one has answered my original example in relation to Birdlife Australia's position.


-----Original Message----- From: sandra henderson
Sent: Saturday, March 2, 2013 5:57 PM
To: Neville Schrader OAM
Cc: Briding -Aus ; Dick Cooper ; Mark Clayton
Subject: Shooting in Birdlife controlled conservation areas

I was at Gluepot a couple of years ago when the professional shooters
came in for a couple of days to shoot goats. It did not cause us much
inconvenience - the closed areas were clearly advised and we could
still access some areas of the reserve. Gluepot has recently completed
a major electric fencing program, to stop goats entering along  part
of the reserve boundary.  There are not so many goats there that
rounding them up or trapping them would seem to be possible - they are
very wary and move around a lot. Gluepot has also eliminated all the
places goats can get water (the only dams now are the fenced ones near
the ranger's house and they can't get up to the bird watering troughs
around the reserve), so I think the occasional visit by experienced
shooters is a good idea - and we did chat to the shooters, who were
very experienced - a situation quite different to that in NSW where
the Game Council hands out hunting licences to people who've never
fired a gun, and we have very real concerns about the sorts of people
who may end up wandering around some of our favourite birding
locations with gun in hand

sandra henderson

On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 10:29 AM, Neville Schrader OAM
<> wrote:

It appears to me to be a pretty hard argument we have in NSW to stop shooting in National Parks, when we see statement like this in the last Birdlife e- News, in relation to Gluepot Reserve, i.e six members of the sporting shooters visited for four days, shooting 74 goats, a cat and a fox, and they also trapped two foxes. Whilst I am aware that other states allow shooting in Conservation areas, I don’t see why Birdlife should support such. Trapping I have no problem with or rounding up the goats and selling.

The question now is, who controls the policy of operations and management in Gluepot and Birdlife.

In disappointment

Neville Schrader


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