Kangaroos on the hunt list
Kangaroos are not on the hunt list - they are a protected native animal. However, in some circumstances they are shot under strict control from the National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS). We have had the opportunity to shoot kangaroos as part of culling programs - one such program resulted in the shooting of 1,500 animals off a 3,000 acre grazing property - and that was just the animals considered "excess".
Tags issued are generally kill only, so the skins and meat are not allowed to be utilised. There are also professional shooters who are allowed to shoot 'roos, again under a quota system. These operators are accredited and sell the animal for skins, meat or dog food. Again, heavily regulated and not available to recreational hunters.
Lots of mixed feelings on kangaroo shooting here in Aus....
You get the emotional approach (don't spend too much time here!):
Kangaroo shooting - the largest land-based commercial wildlife slaughter in the world
The tough, rough, perhaps a bit "too-in-your-face" approach:
Roo Shooter Australia
Or the clinical government department approach:
Code of Practice for the Humane Shooting of Kangaroos
I'm not a mad 'roo shooter, but I am fortunate to have the opportunity to hunt them legally with NPWS issued tags from time to time. And a weekend out with my .220 Swift and 150 tags is a lot of fun. Shots range from 50 to 450 yards away on a still morning - the more often you shoot an area, the longer the shots get. Spotlighting is the most popular method - I prefer to cruise around in the Toyota at dawn and dusk and pick them off as far away as I can see them.