The 2014 duck hunting season opens across Victoria this weekend.March 13, 2014 5:00am
The 2014 duck hunting season opens across Victoria this weekend.
The season has 10 new State Game Reserves which are managed by Parks Victoria. Five wetlands will be closed in full this season and another wetland will be partially closed, following the completion of the annual waterfowl counts.
The season opens on Saturday March 15 at 7.10
Member for Benalla, Bill Sykes encouraged the states 25,000 licensed hunters to act responsibly during the 12 week season, including adhering to the bag limit of 10 game birds per day.
“I also encourage people who object to duck hunting to play by the rules in the interest of public safety.
“It is important that hunters are aware of where they can legally hunt and if in doubt not to hunt in an area until they are sure.
‘‘Hunters are also prohibited from shooting on or across public roads or tracks or towards populated areas, including camping grounds, picnic areas and walking tracks.’’
Dr Sykes said ahead of the opening of this years season both Field and Game Victoria and Department of Environment and Primary Industries have done a lot of behind the scenes work.
‘‘I am pleased they have connected with local communities to address concerns raised in relation to duck hunting, in particular at Kirwan’s Bridge.”
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