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Old 02-19-2006, 11:49 PM
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Are kangaroos a game animal in Arstraylya or are they an endangered species? I always thought they were a large rodent but then learned that kangaroo leather cannot be imported into the PRC and it occured to me that either they are an endangered species or the envirorads have pulled the wool over the state legislature (a fairly simple feat when it comes to "environmental" issues). What's the scoop, enquiring minds want to know.
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Old 02-22-2006, 10:52 AM
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HEY! C'mon somebody, can ya shoot'm or can ya not?
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Old 02-22-2006, 04:06 PM
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Are kangaroos a game animal in Arstraylya or are they an endangered species? I always thought they were a large rodent but then learned that kangaroo leather cannot be imported into the PRC and it occured to me that either they are an endangered species or the envirorads have pulled the wool over the state legislature (a fairly simple feat when it comes to "environmental" issues). What's the scoop, enquiring minds want to know.
Dusty I hope I can answer your Question ! Yes Roos are a Pest ! They are also a Protected species that can only be Shot under a Pest control / Protected specis Permit . This is by land owners who are allowed limited Numbers & by Pro shooters like myself .Who have to work within very strict guide lines! THe Meat industry is very strictly controled (I've been having a rest for about 9mths but am thinking of getting back into the industry!) To be caught shooting with out the correct permits & appropriate Tags incures a 10.000 dollar fine for each animal ! The Tree huggers ,who have never left the saftey of the city claim their a endangered species ! (come to think of it if they get in front of my sights they are
) But the truth of the Matter is there are more Roos in Australia now than when White settlement started ,due to agriculture providing Feed & a abundant supply of water in the more isolated areas of the desert ! It is a multi million dollar industry !

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Old 02-24-2006, 08:11 AM
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Hi Dave , just thought I would say hi from Vancouver Island Canada. The Longbranch I was talking about on the Enfield forum really shoots well and I'm happy with its performance.Cheers from me and don't make the kids eat too many roo steaks.
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Old 02-25-2006, 08:36 PM
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Hi Dave , just thought I would say hi from Vancouver Island Canada. The Longbranch I was talking about on the Enfield forum really shoots well and I'm happy with its performance.Cheers from me and don't make the kids eat too many roo steaks.
THat's great news about the longbranch ! As for the 'Dirt magnets'(Kids) The way their going today I'm going to go out & shoot the dirtiest ,most worm infested .,oldest ,mangiest.Western Grey I can find & then feed it to them raw !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 02-26-2006, 12:45 AM
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If your average shooter in NSW wishes to shoot roos then they have to find a farmer who has National Parks & Wildlife Service tags to cull them.
Those in NSW who are caught shooting roos without tags can lose their gun licence.
As a consequence they lose all of their firearms, have a criminal record, are fined considerably more than $10 per animal and can be jailed.
And the firearms are destroyed, not auctioned.
So as you see, it pays to do the right thing.
Mind you there is much better hunting than roos.
Since a lot of roo shooting is done over a spotlight they tend to stand still and be easy targets.
It's certainly more shooting than hunting.
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Old 02-26-2006, 03:19 AM
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If your average shooter in NSW wishes to shoot roos then they have to find a farmer who has National Parks & Wildlife Service tags to cull them.
Those in NSW who are caught shooting roos without tags can lose their gun licence.
As a consequence they lose all of their firearms, have a criminal record, are fined considerably more than $10 per animal and can be jailed.
And the firearms are destroyed, not auctioned.
So as you see, it pays to do the right thing.
Mind you there is much better hunting than roos.
Since a lot of roo shooting is done over a spotlight they tend to stand still and be easy targets.
It's certainly more shooting than hunting.
Andy .The Nps Inspector that lives a couple of properties from us, assures me the fine is gone from 10 grand up to 20 grand .With conferscation of Vehicle & firearms ! Got to love his concern in me ,his looking forward to dealing with me again !!!!!

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Old 02-26-2006, 09:37 AM
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It appears the anti-gun state of mind in Australia has reached draconian proportions.
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Old 02-26-2006, 08:02 PM
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It appears the anti-gun state of mind in Australia has reached draconian proportions.
The Roo shooting industry has always been tightly controled ! It got out of hand years ago when they decided that Roo meat could be legaly used for human consumption ! My feeling has & always will be that there should be more control over the number of Permits issued & that Like Pro Fishing Licenses . The existing Permits should be sold when the Shooter leaves the industry ! There by making the industry more sustaneable & n0t having young blokes with stars in their eyes going through the courses ,buying the equipment ,only to find they can't make a living as there are too many shooters working the avalible areas ! I used to be the only shooter on roughly 2000sq miles of land. When I left I was replaced by about 30 shooters on the same area ! If I choose to go back to Roo shooting they are all out of a job & will have to find other properties . The Gov is quite happy to take their money but won't warn these blokes of the pit falls & the fact that around 27 shooters go bankrupt each year !

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Old 02-26-2006, 08:53 PM
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Thumbs up hey, shooting roos is totally legal....

yup shooting roos is legal. great fun to. also make for some good eating! eastern greys are what you would hunt mostly i would guess, im not to sure how the law goes with the big reds.
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Old 02-28-2006, 09:38 PM
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yup shooting roos is legal. great fun to. also make for some good eating! eastern greys are what you would hunt mostly i would guess, im not to sure how the law goes with the big reds.
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Out of interest, AH, which state do you live in?
Do you hunt on your own land or other private land?
Under which "legal" method do you shoot roos?
Keep in mind that if you either don't have tags or a PH's licence then you ARE illegal.
And those who shoot roos illegally not only risk licence loss, firearm confiscation & prosecution but also risk the rights of the entire law-abiding shooting community.
I'm not suggesting you are doing the wrong thing but every time I post pics of roos I've shot or talk about roo shooting I always emphasise that they have been shot with National Parks & Wildlife Service permission.
Kangaroos are a protected species and need this approval.
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Old 03-01-2006, 09:13 PM
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AS a Pro Shooter ,I have always had to make sure I crossed my T's & dotted my I's in the Trade ! Illegal Roo shooting in Australia is akin to high treason & many a illegal Shooter has felt the full force of the law on them ! As have Pros who have'nt made sure that they were working within the constraints of the guide lines set down by the controlers of the industry ! As Kombi has stated ! The problem we suffer from is illegal & irisponsable shooters ! Nobody ever hears of the work done by the various shooting bodies so far as conservation is conserned ! Or the Fact that We the PH's in this country are by far the greatest conservationists as if we don't treat our product with a tightly controled number of animals taken we do our selves out of a job ! Yet it only takes the Media to get hold of 1 incident with a hunter doing the wrong thing & everybody suffers !

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