27/3/12 Quail Survey
Assistance is required from hunters for the continuation of the Stubble Quail reserach project.
An intiative of the SSAA, hunters are asked to contribute by collecting the head and wing of each bird and returning it to the SSAA for analysis. The survey will assist in providing vital information to ensure that quail hunting continues into thefuture.
For more information visit http://www.ssaa.org.au/hunting/quail-research-project.html
21/2/12 Duck & Quail Season Declared for 2012.
The Minister of Environment the Hon. Paul Caica has declared the open season on duck & quail for 2012
attached is the Minister's Press Release.
5/10/11 Waterfowl and Wetlands Survey
CHASA member organizations participate each year with the annual Waterfowl and Wetlands Survey
This year the survey will take place from - Saturday October 22 through to Sunday October 30 2011.
The waterfowl survey is a relatively quick assessment of the duck population at 100 wetland sites each year. It's a great opportunity to visit your local wetlands, and provides us with some very useful information. Several different people can count at the same site, so please encourage as many friends /club members as you can.
· You can count any time during the survey period
· Surveys of dry wetlands or 'zero' duck counts are still important results, so please send back your form(s).
· If your favourite wetland is large, select a manageable part of the wetland and fill in the AREA of wetland you counted (estimate) on the survey form. Please try to complete as many of the fields on the form as you can
Many of us will be out counting as intensively as ever, and we're counting on your help...
Download the Wetland Sites for 2011, together with the Waterfowl data sheets.
Once completed you can email them direct to Paul Wainwright, or back to CHASA and we will forward them on to DENR.
8/8/11 Quail Season Report 2011
"Quail Tomorrow" interim Chairman Bob Whinnen, presents this report on the 2011 Quail season.
17/6/11 - Hunter Survey Results
All duck & quail hunters are reminded to complete and return the season survey forms supplied by DENR, and endorsed by the hunting clubs. Hunters who have not hunted this year are encouraged to submit a nil return.
The return of the Hunter survey is currently a voluntary program, however if the number returned falls below the minimum required to provide a statistically meanigful result the department may decide to mandate it in the future.
If hunters requires assistance to complete the forms, they can contact their Club representative or CHASA.
Download forms here
16/6/11 -"The facts about Crippling and wounding rates in waterfowl in Australia".
This article, written by CHASA Chairman, Tony Sharley exposes the outrages claims made by Animal rights groups about wounding and crippling rates during duck hunting It was recently published in Australian Shooters Journal 2011 Vol.12 Issue 1 (Reproduced by permission of SSAA).
Download article here