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.

Video availability

You can view the Duck WISE video for free below or on our YouTube channel where you can watch the whole video or specific chapters in a playlist.

If you would like a free copy of the Duck WISE DVD you can collect a copy from one of the DEPI offices listed below. Note that there is a limit of one DVD per customer and the DVDs will not be mailed out.

SWAN HILL

324-330 CAMPBELL STREET SWAN HILL VIC 3585

MILDURA

308-390 KOORLONG AVENUE IRYMPLE 3498

KERANG

26-28 WELLINGTON STREET KERANG VIC 3579

BENDIGO

CNR MIDLAND HWY AND TAYLOR ST EPSOM VIC 3551

HORSHAM

110 NATIMUK ROAD HORSHAM VIC 3400

HAMILTON

915 MT NAPIER ROAD HAMILTON VIC 3300

WARRNAMBOOL

76 HENNA STREET WARRNAMBOOL VIC 3280

COLAC

83-85 GELLIBRAND STREET COLAC VIC 3250

GEELONG

30 LITTLE MALOP STREET GEELONG 3220

BACCHUS MARSH

219A MAIN STREET BACCHUS MARSH VIC 3340

BALLARAT

402-406 MAIR STREET BALLARAT VIC 3350

ATTWOOD

485 MICKLEHAM ROAD ATTWOOD VIC 3049

FRANKSTON

42N BALLARTO ROAD FRANKSTON NORTH 3200

LEONGATHA

12 PEART STREET LEONGATHA VIC 3953

TRARALGON

71-79 HOTHAM STREET TRARALGON VIC 3844

BAIRNSDALE

574 MAIN STREET BAIRNSDALE VIC 3875

ORBOST

171 NICHOLSON STREET ORBOST VIC 3888

SEYMOUR

15 HUME AND HOVELL ROAD SEYMOUR VIC 3660

ECHUCA

Cnr ANNESLEY ST and OGILVIE AVE ECHUCA VIC 3564

WANGARATTA

62-68 OVENS STREET WANGARATTA VIC 3677

ALEXANDRA

5 BINNS MCCRAES ROAD ALEXANDRA VIC 3714

MANSFIELD

128 HIGHETT STREET MANSFIELD VIC 3722

SWIFTS CREEK

MCMILLAN STREET SWIFTS CREEK VIC 3896

WODONGA

1 MCKOY STREET WEST WODONGA VIC 3690

Entire Duck WISE video

For specific chapters, please visit our playlist on YouTube.