CORELLAS continue to wreak havoc on the Bendigo Golf Club's putting greens but there are no new plans to shoot more of them.
Golfers continue to try non-lethal methods to protect their greens after an outcry three weeks ago when birds were killed at the club's Ascot course.
It has struggled with the damage corellas do to putting greens for years and got permit approvals for a shooting program, golf operations manager Liam Carney said.
"If it was not for them damaging our putting greens it would all have been OK," he said.
"But those surfaces are critical for the future of our business."
A small number of corellas were killed and the rest flew away temporarily, Mr Carney said.
The club has recommenced some of the control methods they have previously used including installing stakes with bells near putting greens.
They have significant drawbacks, though, Mr Carney said. They often fail to jingle at dawn and dusk because the wind is not blowing and the corellas are not startled.
The club is investigating laser technology but Mr Carney said it was yet to be proven effective.
For the moment, at least, the corellas are not causing as much damage as at some points in the past, he said.
Advocates like Bendigo resident Zerin Knight expressed alarm in the aftermath of the shooting program.
"I'm appalled and disgusted by it. There is no need, at all, to kill those beautiful corellas," she said.
Animal Justice Party representatives have offered to meet with club officials to discuss alternative animal management options but are yet to lock in a date.
Spokesperson Georgie Purcell said plans to shoot animals came up at golf courses and other recreational facilities "all the time" despite precedents that showed other options could be used.
"Thankfully, we have been relatively successful about having conversations around native wildlife," Ms Purcell said, three weeks ago.
Mr Carney said club officials were still open to meeting with them.
"It hasn't happened yet because of that end of the year period and people being busy with Christmas and holidays, but we are certainly happy to meet with anyone and explore avenues of advice," he said.
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