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December 2011
30 - Hunters happy: Rise in numbers prompts full duck season
28 - Good conditions bring full Victorian duck season
22 - Extreme protestors concern duck hunters
22 - Controversial dog traps for Victoria
21 - Weapons black market thriving
20 - Sambar deer being a pest in NSW
14 - New laws will allow searches
14 - Hunting proves popular in area
13 - Tools need combining for successful pest management
12 - Gun ownership figures higher than ever
09 - Camel sightings on the increase
07 - Researchers clash over roo harvesting
07 - Feral pig cull protects parrots in Queensland
01 - New technology could fill gap in feral pig data

November 2011
24 - Sporting shooters hit 100
22 - New data to aid wild dog control
21 - Young hunters contributing to rising gun ownership
17 - Camels going to waste in culls
17 - SSAA ACT discusses rise in firearms ownership
16 - Changes to Queensland firearm laws approved
13 - Firearm ownership in Australia on the increase
13 - Report on the rise of gun club members and firearm ownership in Australia
11 - 1080 poison decimating pets and working dogs
09 - Old guns recycled
09 - City kids ‘missing out on nature’, says academic
07 - Camel survey suggests population increase
07 - Bairnsdale bounty nets first dog
03 - Greens claim hunting in parks won’t solve animal problems
02 - Wild dogs threaten wool industry
02 - Hunter survey to shed light on environmental efforts
01 - NSW goat population doubles in a decade

October 2011
31 - SSAA reminds members to follow firearm storage laws as report shows link between theft and improper storage
27 - Victorian wild dog problem worsening
27 - Collars to track camel movements in SA
26 - NT waterfowl season under way
21 - Rumours anti-hunting activist to strike again
21 - More than 500 scalps presented for fox and wild dog bounty
18 - Camel control considered as global warming measure
18 - At home on a range, careful away from it
17 - Hunters start to collect bounty
12 - Legislation to force WA pastoralists to manage feral animals
11 - Knives more dangerous than firearms in the hands of youth
11 - Criminal says an illegal Glock pistol can be yours in two hours for $2000
11 - Duck shooting recommended to protect rice crops
07 - Wild dog management workshops promote united landholder approach
06 - Calls for government to coordinate widespread strategy for animal control in Queensland
05 - Fox and wild dog bounty
05 - Farmers need to be prepared for animal explosion
03 - University report claims hunters need to be involved in pig control

September 2011
30 - Shooters setting sights on bounty for foxes, wild dogs
22 - Camel abbatoir approved in SA
21 - Volunteers complete fencing to keep problem animals at bay
19 - WA shooting highlights illegal firearm issues
19 - Goat meat industry potential underrated
15 - North Queensland dog attacks increase
15 - Police warn of gun laws shake-up after shooting
14 - Crims gun-run the gauntlet on ports
13 - Australia’s sheep flocks under threat
13 - Long wet season spurs Queensland wild dog numbers
09 - Rabbit fur furore at Melbourne Spring Fashion week
08 - Queensland MP says lawmaker focus needs to be on criminals with firearms
05 - Federal Government encouraged to increase funding for wild dog programs

August 2011
27 - Hauraki Gulf islands finally pest-free
24 - Try new meats and help the environment
17 - Johnson takes aim at police in gun bungle
17 - Feral pigs damaging Queensland crops
17 - Shooters take aim at pests
16 - Pest tag takes deer from game hunting agenda
15 - Fox bounty program beneficial to farming areas
15 - Animal population explosion in national parks needing attention
12 - Perfect Mark secures Australia Cup 4 victory
12 - New NSW pest strategy up for discussion
12 - Letter: Gun crime myth
11 - Wait drags on over gun law review draft
10 - Targeting gun reform: Control advocate loses sight of big picture
09 - Wild dogs moving closer to populated areas
02 - WA pastoralists call for bounty on wild dogs
01 - Bounty can protect property from feral damage says Farmers Association

July 2011
29 - Gold Coast gun licences surge
29 - Wild dog damage forcing farmers from industry
29 - Gun licence spike okay with Gold Coast cops
28 - Maryborough mum is the best in the country
26 - Anti-gunners miss the point again
21 - Illegal guns and drugs give Gold Coast Crime Capital name
21 - 2016 timeline for wild dog control
20 - Wild dog population needs controlling
20 - Farmers keen for dog bounty
18 - Government reshuffle won’t dampen duck season regulations
18 - NSW firearms bill under scrutiny
15 - Firearm safety is paramount
13 - Deer problems provoke feral question
12 - Feral pigs requiring better control methods
11 - Hunting to preserve wildlife
10 - New police force for illegal firearms
09 - Letter: Enforce firearm laws first
09 - Mother calls for gun halt
08 - Horses: a hindrance or ‘hero’?
08 - Pigs converge on Cairns Botanic Gardens
04 - Firearm law loophole
01 - SA farmers ignoring trained shooters

June 2011
30 - Dingo bounty for SA floated
28 - ACT kangaroo cull complete
27 - Porous border saw use of foreign arms in Fiji
21 - NSW Government accused of illegal hunting allowance
20 - Dog damage and sightings increasing
17 - Duck hunting gives community economic boost
17 - Crime rife in Australian ports
14 - Duck season over, but lobbyists still protesting
13 - Duck hunting cruelty claims rejected by SSAA
11 - Protestors shutdown Government ‘roo cull
09 - Safety hole to restrict gun use at firing ranges
09 - Camel kills to earn carbon credits
09 - Bison an extreme feral threat?
08 - Letter: Target crims not guns
06 - Hunters: real conservationists
06 - It’s time to target illegal firearms
04 - Two more years to track guns
04 - Police Glock on for war
04 - Katter unveils his new Australian Party
02 - ACT parks shut down for kangaroo cull

May 2011
31 - Letter: Criminals get guns in spite of strict control
30 - Fencing last resort for deterring wild dogs and ‘roos
27 - Good news on gun licences
25 - Land care and pest management focus at Queensland conference
21 - Rebel LNP MPs discuss forming a new political party with maverick federal independent Bob Katter
16 - Feral animals targeted
16 - Research shows wild dog impacts
13 - More staff, hours to help process permits
13 - Queensland licensing problems almost over
11 - Students learn about gun safety
06 - Bounty to help farmers: SSAA
05 - Website to record camel sightings
04 - Police tighten up regulations on firearm licences
04 - Website shows spread of invasive species
04 - Farmers leaving land as wild dog impact hits hip pocket
04 - Victorian Government introduces hunting bounty
02 - Phil’s Fox Control Effort Rewarded
02 - Letter: War on legal gun owners is losing ground
01 - Gangs’ DIY armoury

April 2011
30 - State search for jail guns
30 - Letter: Gunning for point
29 - Danger in gun laws erosion
29 - Shooting stars out to snare state spots
28 - 15 years later: are firearm laws tough enough?
28 - Hopes high that new wild dog approach is successful
28 - Maintain your firearms to avoid accidents: SSAA Vic
27 - Police fire off another round of checks on tougher weapon
26 - Dingoes attack child
23 - NSW Game Council proposes feral pig approach
21 - Victorian Government planning wild dog control reform
20 - Macquarie Island animal crackdown
20 - Firearm owners contacted by letter as renewal system fails
19 - Crime falling in major categories in NSW
16 - Deer hunt dividing line
16 - Gun owners pay for police malfunction
13 - Push for shooting on school curriculum
13 - Hunting on talkback radio
13 - Community fox shoots support worthy cause
13 - Rally a vintage fund-raiser
12 - Gun in full view on back seat of government car
11 - Camel abattoir to capitalise on feral population
11 - Camel industry growing
11 - Wild dogs in national talks
10 - Spy cameras catching feral pigs in the act
09 - Crossbows banned in WA
09 - The deer hunter takes his majestic prey
08 - Go For It!
07 - Cat populations cause headaches for landowners
03 - Letter: Response to Children and Guns Don’t Mix Opinion column
02 - Cash for community groups to fight extremism
01 - Brummell off to world champs

March 2011
31 - Duck hunting underway
31 - Big duck season shot shortage
30 - Wet weather delays camel cull
29 - New system delays weapon purchases: Shops waiting
28 - Cat cull protecting sea birds on Tasman Island
28 - Land owners under siege from wild dogs
28 - Government needs to step in on feral dog problem
27 - Clarification: Duck hunting
27 - Heart of the hunter
27 - Opinion: Children and guns don't mix
24 - Grants help clubs kick on after Yasi
23 - Sports volunteers shine at awards night
23 - Satellite to track feral goats
22 - Boost in regional areas as duck hunters converge
22 - Farmers and graziers on alert for pest animal ‘explosion’
22 - Duck season gives financial boost to regions
22 - Hunting panel discussion
19 - Ideal weather conditions for waterbird breeding
18 - Duck season to boost local economies
17 - Pest Tales website for primary school teachers
16 - Salt on wounds
11 - Stringent laws on way for weapons
10 - Who is standing next to you this duck season?
09 - Greens MP calls for handgun ban
07 - Hunting guide recommended to Victorian duck shooters
07 - Tasmanian duck season begins
07 - Gun dealers aim for class action
07 - Shooting stars claim trophies but are aiming higher
06 - Gun licence blunder
03 - Greens ban misses the point
02 - SSAA Hay sports club of the year
01 - Arizona’s firearms culture on Foreign Correspondent

February 2011
26 - People who purchase guns come from all walks of life
26 - Farmers are gutted by dog attacks
24 - Hunter and gatherer Stephanie Dale
24 - Kangaroos to flourish following floods
23 - Recruiters aim for new sporting shooters
22 - Gun licence bottleneck: delays mean a five-month wait
22 - Wild dogs hit farmers’ hip pocket
18 - SA duck season begins
17 - New forensic machine to help police with firearm crime
17 - Rabbits: from pest to plate
16 - NSW gun crime figures halved in six years
15 - Farmers suffer mental and emotional impacts from wild dog attacks
14 - Swiss Vote to keep guns at home
10 - Swiss gun culture under fire in Sunday referendum
08 - Kevin Foley named as SA new Police Minister as Premier Mike Rann reshuffles cabinet
08 - Queensland Government targeting legal firearms
08 - Landholders legally required to control pest animals
07 - Outgoing SA Police Minister Michael Wright agrees to move quietly to backbench
07 - Gun jobs shot over hold-up
07 - Controlling problem animals a ‘steep challenge’
07 - SA duck season announced
06 - Foley quits in SA shake-up
04 - CHASA chairman debunks duck hunting myths
04 - Duck season reflects conditions
04 - Welfare groups against SA duck season
03 - SA: Duck and quail seasons announced
02 - Sharp shooting is Richard’s ‘religion’
02 - Bunny business as rabbit numbers explode
01 - Delay in dog shooters ‘disappointing’: Minister
01 - Poison restriction worsens wild dog problem

January 2011
31 - SSAA (SA) culling goats in the Flinders
29 - Science lost in gun control debate
28 - Wild dogs pose livestock threat
28 - Australia day award winners
28 - NSW Government to map feral animal locations
27 - Roo meat marketing
20 - Feral free area created in the Northern Territory
19 - Feral pig hunt at Peak
19 - Floods to cause feral animal boom
18 - Feral animal numbers to boom
14 - Letter: Tough gun laws
14 - NSW gun crime not rising: Premier
14 - Letter: Shotgun sham
14 - Conservation hunting receives positive response
13 - Shooters support 12 week duck season
12 - Victoria given 12 week duck season
10 - MP warns not to compare US firearm culture to Australia
10 - Greens accuse government of soft firearms law stance
10 - Rabbits to plague Canberra
07 - Letter: Shooters responsible
06 - ABC calls for listeners to monitor feral animals
05 - Taking aim at fox population
02 - Letter: Anti-gun lobby ignores illegal imports

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