- The Federation of Hunting Clubs came into being in November 1996, after the then Shooters Party MLC, John Tingle, pointed out to Premier Carr that about 90% of all firearms licenses were taken out for the purpose of hunting.
- The legislation was amended in November 1996, which was before it had been proclaimed, to recognise membership of a hunting club as a “genuine reason” for a firearm licence
- The Shooters Party encouraged and helped organise the formation of hunting clubs in many part of NSW, and formed them into the Federation of Hunting Clubs, which is a recognised umbrella group (peak body) under the Firearms Regulations. The Clubs are able to organise insurance, register members’ hunting activities thereby providing justification of a firearm licence. Most of the clubs provide training, including sighting in facilities, trophy dressing and safe hunting
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