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Changing attitudes in Australia

NotHisRealNameNotHisRealName MemberPosts: 57 Member
Landline is a TV program run by the ABC (a government subsidized channel) that has national reach. It primarily focuses on country Australia; the farmers and primary producers.

Late last year they had a segment about the 'Farmer Assist' program, run by the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (SSAA). It's almost a networking program that puts shooters in touch with farmers that just don't have the time to deal with the pest problems they face.

There's a link below to a 15min clip that you all might find interesting.



  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Interesting piece. As an American, it was wild to hear the narrator tell folks that "if you thought that guns went out of fashion after the 1996 Port Arthur massacre and buyback program, you'd be badly mistaken." That sounds a lot like the kind of message you would have to put on air in a major US city to make people there realize that, yes, people actually use guns for non-criminal purposes.

    Also, I was very pleased to see what looked like a very well-stocked gun shop in the video, as well. At a glance, that place didn't look too much different from a neighborhood store you would see in the US. Thanks for posting.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Grizz1219Grizz1219 Member Posts: 424 Member
  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    A nice look at other people's way of life. :up:
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 8,108 Senior Member
    Just so you know so you can check it out, the surcharge, not TAX, we pay on firearms and equipment goes into the Pittman-Robertson fund. It does not go into the general revenue. Many politicians keep trying to dip into it so be very wary when you set it up.


    In addition, states divy up hunter dollars from licensing differently. My state has a Game commission that actually is a different part of government which buys land from private owners for hunter use. They are also responsible for policing hunters, writing the game code, and managing the critters. They have brought back turkey, and got the bear population to a healthy level. AND it is done without money from the general fund.

    http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/pgc/9106 Pass that link around to like minded shooters and hunters. The PAGC is not loved 100% which probably means they are doing a pretty decent job.

    In your case, a agency that would say keep track of the kangaroo population and set a system up to keep their numbers in check so they can live with people and stay healthy. In your case its roos and drought, in ours it was deer and winter. They PGC issued more permits for doe so we have a smaller population that is healthier. There is dispute on how small they have let it get in areas, but overall it needed to be done. Re introducing species is something they do, however I dont think koala would be a "game" animal.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Wildlife protection and recovery programs for dwindling game animal populations have always been pushed by hunters. For all the so-called "conservation" efforts of greenies like the Sierra Club, etc., most of the real progress has been the result of hunting seasons, license fees, habitat restoration and other efforts initiated by hunters, fishermen, and other sportsmen. As a byproduct of their efforts, non-game species have also reaped huge benefits. Dumb-donkey groups like PETA, Greenpeace, Fund For Animals, etc. just stir the pot and raise a stink- - - -they do virtually nothing beyond lining the pockets of their organizers and get in the way of the real heroes of the day- - - -the public and private people who actually make an effort to preserve and protect the game and fish we enjoy chasing!
  • Dr. dbDr. db Senior Member Posts: 1,541 Senior Member
    Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay - and claims a halo for his dishonesty.
    Applies to some other groups too.
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