SFP to set up in Northern Territory

The Shooters and Fishers Party will open a branch in the Northern Territory as it expands its activities further around Australia.

The NT is regarded as one of the better governed parts of Australia when it comes to shooting, hunting and fishing, but the SFP believes there is still room for improvement in how use of outdoors is regulated.

Access to coastal fishing areas has become a major issue recently as marine protection zones are rolled out.

The development of crocodile hunting is an ongoing issue that has been repeatedly blocked by anti-hunting interests despite strong evidence that sustainable hunting is not only possible but desirable.

“The Shooters and Fishers Party is planning to establish a strong presence in the Northern Territory to fight excessive Government interference and restrictions to our outdoor sports and way of life,” NSW MLC Robert Borsak said.

Matt Graham will lead the effort to establish the SFP in the NT, and his long experience in the hunting industry is expected to stand him in good stead.

Matt has almost 20 years experience as a professional hunting guide and has run Hunt Australia since 2005, when he took it over from the renowned Bob Penfold.

Plans for getting the NT branch up and running will be discussed at a meeting on 1 December at the SSAA Darwin clubhouse in Berrimah.

Everyone is encouraged to participate, but you must confirm your attendance before 30 November.

Meeting details

Date: Saturday 1st December 2012

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm followed by BBQ dinner

Venue: SSAA Darwin Branch Club House, Mickets Creek Shooting Complex, Brandt Road, Berrimah

RSVP: Phone 0439 780 722 or email office@huntaust.com.au




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Mick Matheson

Mick grew up with guns and journalism, and has included both in his career. A life-long hunter, he has long-distant military experience and holds licence categories A, B and H. In the glory days of print media, he edited six national magazines in total, and has written about, photographed and filmed firearms and hunting for more than 15 years.