Conservation

SSAA NSW partners with various government departments, private landholders and other stakeholders to develop, participate and deliver conservation and wildlife management activities that are outcomes-focused and results-driven.

Health and safety, hunter ethics and animal welfare are key values that underpin all of our activities.

Bushfire and drought conditions have placed our native flora and fauna under threat of extinction. This is in addition to the significant threat posed by pests like feral cats, which are the leading driver of extinction for our native animals.

Strict management practices and guidelines are implemented for each and every activity through the development of specific wildlife management plans, protocols, adherence to industry best practice standard operating procedures. Licensed hunters in NSW must also follow a mandatory Code of Practice to ensure ethical, safe and responsible hunting takes place.

With over 58,000 members, SSAA NSW has the capacity to meet demand and remove the threat of feral animals in a strategic and timely manner.

Public Safety

Public Safety

Our programs only operate within areas where risks to public safety have been assessed and control measures are put in place to remove or significantly reduce those risks.

Firearm Safety

Firearm Safety

We develop and demonstrate a culture of professionalism, competency and confidence throughout our programs, while also encouraging continual improvement.

Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare

Ground shooting is arguably the most humane method of euthanising animals to achieve immediate insensibility and prevent cruelty to the animal.

Feral animals, a significant driver of native animals extinction

All of the following conservation programs and activities are coordinated and managed by SSAA NSW.

The SSAA Farmer Assist program connects members with farmers who require wildlife culling to maintain their property.
The program is run online and requires eligible members to undertake accuracy accreditation.
Click here to learn more.

SSAA NSW was the only trusted hunting organisation to take on the Supplementary Pest Control (SPC) program.
The program delivers positive outcomes as part of an integrated pest management strategy, under controlled conditions, in the state’s national parks and other reserves.
Volunteers must undergo an assessment and accreditation process. Further information about how to become involved will be released soon.

SSAA NSW works with stakeholders in the development and delivery of a property specific wildlife management plan.
This involves the monitoring and strategic management of pest species to aid in ensuring the key stone species being bred on the park could be released into large, semi-wild fenced enclosures free from feral animals.

Hastings Wild Deer Management Project participation enabled SSAA NSW and the local Port Macquarie Branch to develop management
strategies for local landowners at the request of the North Coast Local Land Services (LLS).
SSAA NSW developed a set of management protocols that also included an accreditation about hunting and conservation with assessments in practical marksmanship, map reading and GPS use.

Have a project that you think SSAA NSW could assist with? Contact us here.