Crying fowl

Submission to the South Australian Select Committee on Hunting Native Birds

Native bird hunting benefits few South Australians and imposes costs on many. Only 5% have ever shot ducks or quail, and of those people, just 40% intend to do so again. 76% of South Australians support a ban, including 48% who “strongly” support the idea. The economic impact of ending native bird hunting would be minimal, as 91% of hunters say they would redirect spending to fishing, hunting other species and similar outdoor activities.

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