HuntFest a success
Huntfest organisers have declared the 2015 event a success. In this piece in the Batemans Bay Post, Allen Millar and Dan Field report that more than 2,400 adults attended the hunting and outdoors expo in Narooma last weekend. "Huntfest was a great family event and everyone had a good time", said Mr Field.
"Gun obsessed morons"
Not everyone agrees, of course, with this correspondent in the Eden Bay Magnet calling for HuntFest to be banned, and referring to hunters as "gun obsessed morons" and 'Neanderthaals". Have a read if you want your blood to boil!
Shoebridge whining too
Greens MP David Shoebridge also weighed into the debate with this lame piece published in the Bega District News. I nearly fell off my chair laughing at this one! Amongst other things Shoebridge said the gun lobby "lacked evidence" and instead reverted to "emotionally charged hyperbole" and admonished us for using "propaganda and vitriol". Ain't that just dandy comnig from the Greens!
SMH rehashes Greens garbage
HuntFest also got the rough end of the pineapple in this ridiculously innaccurate piece published in the Sydney Morning Herald. "Journalist" Kirsty Needham saw fit to rehash the press release she had been spoonfed by Shoebridge without checking the facts on what she calls an exhibition that "celebrates shooting and carcases".
Mallard fires back
Thankfully but not surprisingly, voice of quick-witted reason Garry Mallard has taken a huge swipe back at Ms Needham in his latest Hunters Stand blog. He points out that there are huge holes in her argument and, especially, the data she presents as evidence of the unpopularity of HuntFest amongst locals.