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Conservation in WA is limited to taking feral and pest animals on private property with the landowner’s permission.

Only a current “open” firearms licence is required to hunt on private property. There is no permit or fee applicable. The following animals are some of the feral species that can be regularly taken in Western Australia: Rabbits, hares, foxes, pigs, wild dogs, goats, camels, donkeys, wild horse and wild cattle.

Does SSAA (WA) have Paid Conservation Holiday Properties?


Conservation and Wildlife Management

We also have Conservation and Wildlife Management Groups who work with the Department of Parks and Wildlife, Department of Agriculture and Food WA, Recognised Biosecurity Groups, Catchment Councils and declared species groups to provide assistance with pest animal control programs.

Our Conservation and Wildlife Management Groups have stringent training and assessment programs for applicants.

To find out more about this program go to About Conservation & Wildlife Management.

There are various dedicated CWM Clubs around WA, Find a Conservation & Wildlife Management Club here.

Red Card for Rabbits and Foxes Community Fox Shoots

Red Card for Rabbits and Foxes is a community based feral animal management program that operates across the agricultural regions of Western Australia. SSAA (WA) is a proud sponsor of these events, donating $5 for every cat and fox culled during the events. Last year we donated nearly $13,000 to the Regional Men’s Health Initiative.

Local coordinators take on the role as volunteers, and they engage, assist and support land managers to bait and shoot foxes and rabbits on their own properties, with the assistance of a central coordinator.


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When you join SSAA you become part of Australia’s largest shooting organisation and join thousands of other people around the country in ensuring the future of the shooting sports.

As a member you’ll have access to shooting clubs, a national magazine and a great insurance package for your firearms at home and in the field along with lots of other great benefits.

Your membership gives us strength to lobby the State and Federal Governments on matters that affect our sport. The greater our membership, the more effective we are.