SSAA SHOT Expo Perth 2016

President's Message

Our voice will be heard

This year is quickly coming to an end, but by no means is the SSAA slowing down. We were proud to be the major supporters and assist in organising a significant international wildlife conference held in Brisbane last month, 22 years on from the first gathering of its kind. Today’s conservation challenges and how we can sustain our current use of wildlife was the focus of the three-day event.

As we all know, hunting and conservation go together hand in glove. There are many examples of SSAA members involved in pest and feral animal management, such as the SSAA Farmer Assist program and various SSAA Conservation & Wildlife Management branches, who make real contributions towards protecting our native wildlife and farmland alike. The conference was also a fantastic opportunity to meet with likeminded associations from Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. Our media team will be sure to bring you further stories from the event in coming editions, but also keep an eye on our website for timely updates.

I am proud that this edition sees SSAA member and Olympic gold medallist Catherine Skinner grace the front cover. Catherine shot to glory at the recent Rio Olympic Games after an outstanding performance in the women’s Trap event.

While we all thought that Catherine’s win would be our only shooting medal, it was a welcome surprise to see Modern Pentathlon competitor Chloe Esposito take out the gold<...

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