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Sneaky Defence unleashes the contractors of cull on Majura Training Area ‘roos

By johnboy - 9 May 2009 10

Defence has announced that they’ve commenced shooting kangaroos at the over-populated Majura Training Area.

Canberra’s usual suspects are up in arms about this population reduction of a not-at-all endangered species.

My main beef is that they’re paying contractors rather than training snipers.

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Sneaky Defence unleashes the contractors of cull on Majura Training Area ‘roos
Full Tilt 10:26 am 10 May 09

I don’t know, I don’t think sniper training includes gutting and skinning of their victims.

Plus I think snipers are trained to kill humans not kangaroos, so there would always be a chance of an accidental reflex shot at a hippie who is diligently trying to block their aim.

bigfeet 11:54 pm 09 May 09

shauno said :

My best shot was around 470m head shot across a valley in Victoria on a Samba deer hunt but shot a roo on the way back for food haha.

470 meters, and a head shot…very impressive. Personally I would take a raking chest shot, if I even bothered, at that distance. What were you shooting and what sort of sight? Surely you must have had the rifle rested on something?

ant 10:48 pm 09 May 09

2600 said :

My main beef is that they’re not doing a thing about the rabbits and foxes which are in far greater number and do far more damage to the land.

Yep. The rabbits are back, with a vengeance, I’ve never seen so many.

Clown Killer 9:28 pm 09 May 09

Shauno, that’s a nice shot! What were you using?

canberra bureaucrat 8:52 pm 09 May 09

Kangaroo is going to be real cheap at local butchers in the next few weeks.

Primal 8:23 pm 09 May 09

Beef? No, that’s cows.

shauno 1:24 pm 09 May 09

My best shot was around 470m head shot across a valley in Victoria on a Samba deer hunt but shot a roo on the way back for food haha.

deye 12:32 pm 09 May 09

p1 said :

My main beef is that they’re paying contractors rather than training snipers.

The whole concept of paying someone to fire a rifle on land which you frequently already pay people to fire rifles on is f’ing ridiculous.

agreed

2600 12:06 pm 09 May 09

My main beef is that they’re not doing a thing about the rabbits and foxes which are in far greater number and do far more damage to the land.

p1 11:42 am 09 May 09

My main beef is that they’re paying contractors rather than training snipers.

The whole concept of paying someone to fire a rifle on land which you frequently already pay people to fire rifles on is f’ing ridiculous. If the army can’t find a couple of people who are good enough shots with a styer to hit a ‘roo, then they have bigger problems then over grazing.

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