Duck WISE education video
Duck WISE (Waterfowl Identification, Safety, Effective and Efficient Hunting) is a new education video for duck hunters. The video will help all duck hunters to accurately identify game and non-game species and will reduce the risk of the wrong birds being taken in the field. In addition, Duck WISE promotes responsible and lawful hunter behaviour and provides important information on effective and efficient hunting practices and firearm safety.
Duck WISE contains three major sections covering the following topics:
- Waterfowl Identification
- Firearms Safety
- Effective and efficient hunting (introduction to the Shotgunning Education Program).
The waterfowl identification section provides detailed information on how to identify game and non-game waterbirds. This should be the minimum study material for anyone considering sitting the Waterfowl Identification Test which you must pass in order to obtain a game licence to hunt ducks. This sections is also a very useful revision chapter for hunters who already have their duck Game Licence and would like to refresh their knowledge prior to duck season.
The firearms safety section covers the ten basic firearms safety rules as detailed in the Firearms Safety Code, specifically tailored to duck hunting.
The final section of the video introduces duck hunters to effective and efficient hunting practices as covered under the Shotgunning Education Program.
Game laws and the information provided in this video exist to ensure hunting remains safe, sustainable and humane. At all times hunt responsibly and show respect for wildlife, the environment, other people and your fellow hunters.
The skills you learn from watching Duck WISE will add to your enjoyment of duck hunting and put you on the path to becoming a better hunter.
Waterfowl Identification Practice Test
Once you have learned your waterfowl species you may want to try the practice test before you sit the real waterfowl identification test.
If you would like a free copy of the Duck WISE DVD you can collect a copy from one of the Game Management Authority offices listed below. Note that there is a limit of one DVD per customer and the DVDs will not be mailed out.
324-330 CAMPBELL STREET SWAN HILL VIC 3585
402-406 MAIR STREET BALLARAT VIC 3350
71-79 HOTHAM STREET TRARALGON VIC 3844
62-68 OVENS STREET WANGARATTA VIC 3677
1 MCKOY STREET WEST WODONGA VIC 3690
5 BINNS MCCRAES ROAD ALEXANDRA VIC 3714
Entire Duck WISE video
For specific chapters, please visit our playlist on YouTube.