All Staff and contractors of Professional Shooting Services operate to the following code of conduct:
Customer Confidentiality – All staff & contractors operate with confidentiality in regards the work conducted for a client. Whilst all work will be in compliance with relevant legislation, some sectors of the greater community may not be in agreement with these activities, hence the need for confidentiality.
Customer Service – All staff & contractors will serve our clients with integrity, competence and objectivity and treat them with respect and courtesy.
Awareness of relevant legislation – It is the responsibility of staff & contractors to be aware of and comply with all relevant legislation relating to hunting, animal welfare and the use of firearms.
Safe handling of firearms – Where firearms are used, the rules for safe handling set out in the NSW Firearms Safety Awareness handbook, published by or under the authority of the Commissioner of Police, must be complied with at all times.
Target identification and safety – An animal to be targeted will not be fired at unless it can be clearly seen and identified with a safe back stop, and the shot taken poses no discernible risk of injury to any person or damage to any property.
Obligation to avoid suffering – An animal being hunted must not be inflicted with unnecessary pain. To achieve the aim of delivering a humane death to a targeted animal:
- it must be targeted so that a humane kill is likely;
- it must be shot within the reasonably accepted killing range of the firearm and ammunition or bow being used; and,
- the firearm, ammunition, or bow and arrow, must be such as can be reasonable expected to humanely kill and animal of the target species.
Wounded animals – If an animal is wounded, staff & contractors must take all reasonable steps to locate it so that it can be killed quickly and humanely.
Lactating female with dependent young – If a lactating female is killed, every reasonable effort must be made to locate and dispatch any dependent young.