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.

Field and Game - - SECURING OUR FUTURE -

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.

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