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2015 Duck season
The 2015 Victorian Duck Season has been announced.
The 2015 duck hunting season will commence on Saturday 21 March at 7.10am in the eastern zone, 7.20am in the central zone and 7.30am in the western zone, and closes half an hour after sunset on Monday 8 June, 2015.
Victorian Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford today announced a full-length duck hunting season of 12 weeks with restrictions to the daily bag limit.
The daily bag limit will be 10 ducks on opening day, with a five per day bag limit for the remainder of the season.
For further details please see the media release on the Victorian Premier website http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/dry-conditions-lead-to-changes-to-2015-duck-season
Report on the incident debrief held at Eagle Park on 6 January 2015
SSAA (Vic) facilitated a debrief on the incident where, Pyle Reid, a 22 year old was injured after being struck by an unidentified projectile. Police, Worksafe Victoria, Range Officers and State Office staff attended.
No clear conclusion was reached as to how an unidentified projectile hit Mr Reid. The general consensus was it was a freak incident. As a result Police, Worksafe and SSAA deemed the range safe and it re-opened the day after the incident.
Much of the debrief therefore focused on the post incident response. The objectives were to discuss what went well, what could be improved and to identify any conclusions and outcomes. All parties involved in the incident and post incident investigation had an opportunity to present at the debrief.
Summary of key outcomes
* Eagle Park staff acted in a professional manner in response to the incident
* Incident scenes, such as this, need to be secured until Police/Worksafe have completed their investigations
* The section on emergency procedures in the ‘range standing orders and procedures’ requires review
* The range should record the contact details of all shooters on entry to the range
* The standards for the placement of swinging targets on the main public range need to be reviewed
Can you help?
"I need some assistance and I'm wondering if you can help me. I'm at the planning stage of building a brand new multi-million state-of-the-art firearm business with an onsite 21st century indoor shooting range in Pakenham, Victoria. Like you, our mission is to promote responsible shooting and ethical hunting, as well as embracing, promoting and support the sport. Please visit our website for more information www.southerncrossfirearms.com.au.
I'm about to submit our application for permits to the Cardina Shire Council for the firearm shop and onsite indoor shooting range, but we first need to build some awareness and support from the firearm community because as you're aware, the more support we receive from the community the more it tips those approval scales in our favour + our application is very expensive and we want to see some support before any financial commitments are made.
We have everything lined up and ready to go for our application and as mentioned, we first need support from the firearm community. I'm just wondering if there's some way we can work together to help us gain the awareness and support we need?"
Chris Moore - 0409 045 787
Southern Cross Firearms (Aust)
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