Roo shooter defends cull
DUNKELD’S Dennis Hogan is an experienced kangaroo shooter.
He’s shot professionally for many years in New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland, and he’s not a fan of amateurs in the business.
Mr Hogan has shot roos in the Grampians region for the past three years under strict conditions which allow him a certain number of tags per property.
After more than 30 years of professional shooting, he says he loves the challenge of shooting and specifically ensuring a clean head-shot to the animals.
He shoots for the Australian Petfood Processors abattoir in Hamilton which is successfully processing kangaroo meat into petfood products.
He knows how to prepare culled roos for the abattoir, removing heads, legs, paws, tail and stomachs.
But Mr Hogan is unhappy about what he says is a proliferation of inexperienced and ill-disciplined young shooters in the area, who are also shooting for the petfood trade.