General

Each different species of game claimed will be recognised at Branch level by your Branch Field Rep. This information will be forwarded to the Vice President, Bowhunting, for National recording. Your Branch Field Rep. will acknowledge this achievement by forwarding you a recognition letter which will allow you to obtain the corresponding animal patch from the ABA shop.

A Game award, Trophy Class and Record Class chevron is also available. The appropriate chevron will be noted on your recognition letter.

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Non Award Species

Of the 18 species claimable through the Australian Bowhunters Association four are non-measurable and can only be claimed as game awards. These are the four badges shown below :- DONKEY, HARE, RABBIT & SCALED FISH .

donkey

Donkey

hare
Hare
rabbit
Rabbit
scaledfish
Scale Fish

Award Species

The fourteen remaining species are all measurable and can be claimed as Game Award, Trophy Class, Record Class and Australian Record. They are shown below and are BOAR, BUFFALO, CAMEL, FOX, FERAL CAT,FERAL GOAT, SHARK, STINGRAY, CHITAL DEER, FALLOW DEER, HOG DEER, RED DEER, RUSA DEER, SAMBAR DEER.

boar
Boar
buffalo
Buffalo
camel
Camel
fox
Fox
cat
Feral Cat
goat
Goat
shark
Shark
stingray
Stingray
chital
Chital Deer
fallow
Fallow Deer
hog
Hog Deer
rusa
Rusa Deer
red
Red Deer
sambar
Sambar Deer
There are also two sections of Bowfishing within the ABA Inc, these are:-
 
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Bowhunting for fish

Which is the hunting for fish while walking either on land,
or in the water.

Bowfishing for fish

Which is the hunting for fish with the assistance
of any water bourne craft.