HORSHAM Saints Cricket Club can now use firearms to control corella numbers at Coughlin Park in its upcoming season.
Club vice-president Glenn Carroll said the association sought a populous place permit after a large population of corellas wreak-havoc on the oval last season.
He said the permit allowed the club to control the corella population for an eight month period starting August 1.
Mr Carroll said measures will be implemented to ensure the utmost safety.
He said police will be notified prior to controlled shooting, signage will be displayed and the firearm will not be discharged during school hours.
“We will continue to utilise the scare gun, in conjunction with controlled shooting to make sure the birds do not get use to the sound,” he said.
He said the club was played one game of cricket at Couglin Park last season and hoped it would be different this season.