News & Articles
2013 SHOT EXPO
Do you have your tickets yet?
Go to www.shotexpo.com.au to buy your tickets online!
The time has come folks!! The SHOT EXPO is on in Melbourne once again so keep the 25th & 26th May free. With over 350 booths in a great location this year's SHOT EXPO is shaping up to be huge weekend. Tickets can be bought online at www.shotexpo.com.au and all information you might need can be found there. Get your tickets early to avoid the cues and maximise your shopping time!
SSAA National AGM
At this weekend’s SSAA National AGM the following positions were ratified:
Election of Office Bearers
There was only one nomination for each of the vacancies. The newly elected officers for the SSAA National are as follows;
President – Dean Mighell
SVP - Geoff Jones, Pres QLD
JVP - Ron Bryant, Pres WA
Secretary - Kaye McIntyre
Treasurer - Alf Bastian
Please note – These are results for the National SSAA Board only. SSAA Victoria’s Board of Directors remains the same.
2013 Victorian Steel Challenge
Wodonga Branch is hosting the 2013 Victorian Steel Challenge on 29th & 30th June. Please visit our SSAA Events page for further details.
Duck Season and State Game Reserves
The link below will take you to the Parks Victoria website and some information on State Game Reserves for the 2013 Duck Season.
Public access to Wetlands restricted
CONSERVATIONISTS have accused the Baillieu government of locking the community out of more than 200 public wetlands across Victoria by giving priority to duck hunters.
Click here to read more.
SSAA (Vic) Audit/ Governance Committee
SSAA (Vic) are seeking expressions of interest to be part of the new Audit/ Governance Committee.
If you think you may have the right experience for the role please click here to find out more.
2013 Duck Season Announced
On the 19th Jan Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh announced a full 12-week duck hunting season for 2013.
The season will open on Saturday 16th March and close half an hour after sunset on Monday 10th June.
Shooters may take a maximum of ten (10) game ducks, which may include no more than two (2) Australasian (Blue-winged) Shovelers, on each day during the open season.
For more information click here.
The 2013 Quail Season has also been announced. For more information click here.
Field to Fork- The Australian Game Cookbook
We’re proud to announce that the cookbook put together by SSAA National, Field to Fork – The Australian Game Cookbook has won Best New Cookbook in Australia in the Gourmand International Cookbook Awards (based in France).
Our success in this category has put us into the running for Best In World in the Best New Cookbook section. We’re eagerly awaiting the results of the judging which will be released in February. Available for $39.95 at www.fieldtoforkcooking.com.au
Hunting & Conservation
Water Storage Duck Hunting
This little blurb came from Shepparton's 3SR FM radio station yesterday:
3SR FM, Shepparton
07:30 News: 04 March 2013 07:30AM
Goulburn Murray Water has announced that duck hunting will be allowed at 18 of its water storages. Spokesperson Andrew Reynolds says they are urging hunters to consider the members of the community using the water for recreation and to act in a safe and responsible manner.
Spotlighting Sambar hunters pay dearly
Three Melbourne men caught illegally hunting deer from a vehicle at night in theEildon area have been hit with heavy fines in the Mansfield Magistrates Court.
Click here to read more.
Estimates of Harvest of Deer, Duck and Quail in Victoria
The DSE has released the 2012 estimated harvest numbers of Deer, Duck and Quail. These results are based on surveys of Game Licence holders this year and are compiled in a report put together by the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research. Click here to view the report.
Conservation & Pest Management Courses
Members of our Conservation Pest Management (CPM) teams are on call to assist government departments and landholders in the removal of pest animals.
The SSAA (Vic) has been involved in community based activities from its early beginnings. As early as 1950's the association successfully lobbied the Victorian Government to ban the shooting of the Wedge tailed Eagle and participated in an information campaign to inform hunters and farmers about
This page gives our members an insight into some of the various issues which SSAA (Vic) Ltd is currently tackling for you. It also provides thought provoking information for all shooters to consider. Please feel free to comment on any of the articles here by emailing the State Office.
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