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Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:10 PM

View PostRoderick, on 12 August 2013 - 12:18 PM, said:

Possibly, but if he doesn't use the deer meat himself does he give it to some local family that are doing it tough, or does he leave each carcass to rot and feed other ferals?

No idea. Nor do I know what any other hunters do.
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Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:37 PM

View PostBam, on 12 August 2013 - 05:10 PM, said:

No idea. Nor do I know what any other hunters do.

Well the purpose of hunting deer is to get the meat.
Venison is really good meat and many hunters that I know have their freezers full and are liberal sharers, that's where I get mine.
I rather prefer kangaroo personally, it is a stronger tasting meat but unfortunately it is illegal to hunt 'roos in NSW and when they are shot legally, as when a farmer has a permit to destroy them on his property, the tagged carcasses must be left in the field.
The meat and skins cannot be utilized but must be left to rot.
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Posted 17 February 2014 - 10:54 AM

This has come home to roost!

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The former head of the Game Council, whose illegal killing of a feral goat started a chain reaction that led to the abolition of the council and the scuttling of plans to allow hunters access to national parks in NSW, has been convicted of hunting and firearms offences.
Greg McFarland, 51, who initially denied taking any part in the goat hunt in December 2012, pleaded guilty in Parkes Local Court this week to entering private land to hunt an animal without the consent of the owner, and carrying firearms onto enclosed land.
His co-accused, Edward Hoogenboom, 66, a veteran Game Council volunteer, was also convicted.

Both men were fined $300 for illegal hunting and given a 12-month good behaviour bond for entering private property with firearms.

The killing occurred on the isolated Karwarn cattle station south of Cobar. Station owner Diane Noble had reported a Game Council vehicle breaking a fence and entering her property in pursuit of a male goat. She took pictures of the dead goat, which had been stripped of its ''trophy horns''.
McFarland was stood down from his role as Game Council acting chief executive by Primary Industries Minister Katrina Hodgkinson, but he insisted he had done nothing wrong.
The Game Council and its backers in the Shooters and Fishers Party called for hunters to boycott Fairfax Media as a result of the story, which they said was untrue.
Shooters MP Robert Borsak conducted his own ''investigation'' in the days after McFarland was suspended.
Mr Borsak found that McFarland and Hoogenboom had been ''checking signs in the area'' when they met a party of hunters from Victoria.
''Someone from this group [from Victoria] shot that goat, took its head and was either found out by the owner or decided to cover their tracks by lying about who did it,'' he said at the time.
''Either way these fellows lied about the whole affair,'' he told a hunters forum.
''Greg … [has] been suspended, the GC's reputation has been tarnished … but it/we will be vindicated, I guarantee that, so does [Mr Borsak's party colleague] Robert Brown.''
The killing led to an inquiry by the O'Farrell government into governance at the Game Council. In July, Ms Hodgkinson announced the dissolution of the authority.
An independent review found the council lacked any governance framework and did not possess the ''skills, tools and resources to ensure effective compliance'' with its regulatory responsibility to ensure safe, ethical hunting.
Plans to allow hunters virtually unfettered access to national parks have been wound back to hunts overseen by government officers in just 12 remote parks.


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