Securing our future
Field & Game Australia members and supporters have been generous in their support for our campaign but more needs to be done, writes David Mcnabb.
We're under fire from those opposed to hunting and recreational shooting. These groups are ignorant of the impact of the conservation work our members have been doing since 1958. Nor will they replace the $439 million that hunting delivers to Victoria annually.
This is not a political war. It's a culture war. Culture wars are battles over values, principles and lifestyles. If we are to defend your lifestyle, whether you hunt or shoot, it's essential we have the resources to campaign 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
With your help we've taken the conversation about “conservation and hunting” to Australia. On radio, TV, billboards and online, we've created 2 million impressions since April. We must continue this conversation for the years to come. But we need your help to keep going. Those opposed to us are shameless in asking for donations. We must do the same. Fundraising has become a core part of what we must do.
Through the amazing generosity of our members, we have achieved 10 per cent of our fundraising goal. It's a good start. If every FGA member were to donate the price of three packets of steel duck loads, that would have the Fighting Fund covered. What can you do? First, make sure everyone you hunt and shoot with an FGA member. Second, donate to the FGA Fighting Fund. Third, ask the hunters and shooters you know if they've donated, and encourage them to do so. And if they have, thank them. You can donate online at www.tinyurl. com/fga-campaign or phone the National Office on 5799 0960 for more details.