Hog Deer ballot for 2019 season

BLOND BAY HOG DEER ADVISORY GROUP

Each year, the Blond Bay Hog Deer Advisory Group conducts a ballot to select hunters to hunt for free-ranging Hog Deer on Blond Bay State Game Reserve or on sections of the Boole Poole Peninsula.

The 2019 Hog Deer ballot entries are for Blond Bay State Game Reserve, sections of the Boole Poole Peninsula and Snake Island.

Please note, The Victorian Government has now confirmed the hog deer hunting ballot will occur on Snake Island.

Applications for the 2019 ballot to hunt Hog Deer open 1st August 2018 and close last mail 30th November 2018.

About the Ballot

Non-refundable entry fee to the ballot is $15.00 AUD

All deer are free ranging

The hunt will be on one of three reserves* managed by Parks Victoria near Bairnsdale; Blond Bay State Game Reserve, Boole Poole Peninsula and Snake Island.

Where applicable, surveys will be carried out in the balloted areas to set the 2019 harvest.

The number of people hunting during each balloted period between February 2019 and June 2019 will be limited.

Some of the locations, like Boole Poole, are remote and will require a high degree of self-sufficiency during the balloted hunting period (up to 5 days). Organising access via boat can also be organised with other hunters in your hunting period.

Hunters should be aware of these requirements and their personal limitations before accepting a hunt. Please read the fact sheets on this page before deciding to enter the ballot. It will provide you with information on what to expect and help you decide whether you are suited to the remote hunting conditions like Boole Poole.

Conditions

  • Only one application is allowed per hunter.
  • The Blond Bay Hog Deer Advisory Group reserves the right to specify the sex and number of deer to be harvested by successful hunters in the Ballot.
  • Camping is only permitted at a specified site within the hunting area.
  • Balloted hunters must hunt their allocated period; another period will not be made available on request.
  • Hunts are non-transferable.
  • You do not need to be a Victorian or have a Victorian Game Licence to enter the ballot. However, if you are successfully drawn, you will need to obtain a Victorian Game Licence before you hunt.
  • If a junior is successfully drawn, they will need to be accompanied by an appropriately licensed adult/guardian.  The adult/guardian is there to supervise the junior, but can not participate in the hunt.
  • Please note that contact details of successful hunters will be passed on to the East Gippsland Branch of ADA to enable an invitation to be sent out for a hunter education weekend prior to the balloted hunt. Your contact details will also be given to other hunters in your hunting period for safety and liaison purposes.
  • Entry fee is non-refundable

Ballot draw

The ballot will be drawn on 19 December 2018 at the Christmas meeting of the SSAA Deerstalkers Club in Springvale, Melbourne, Victoria and all hunters are welcome to attend. You do not have to attend the ballot draw as successful entrants will be notified by mail.

Ballot results

Successful hunters will receive a letter in the mail advising them of their ballot date and period.

Some of the locations, like Boole Poole, are remote and will require a high degree of self-sufficiency during the balloted hunting period (up to 5 days). Organising access via boat can also be organised with other hunters in your hunting period.

Hunters should be aware of these requirements and their personal limitations before accepting a hunt. Please read the fact sheets before deciding to formally accept the ballot position.

If you decide not to take your ballot position it will go to the next person on the emergency list.

Ballot entry

  1. Immediate online application with a credit card payment
    You can enter the ballot now using a simple, online event registration and payment service. Don't forget to include your address in the application to ensure you are formally notified if you are drawn from the ballot. Remember only 1 (one) application per hunter is permited. You can purchase up to 5 entries (i.e. for friends or relatives), however, you must include their names in the sepearate attendee boxes provided when you enter.  Enter ballot now.
  2. Application via mail with cheque or money order payment

If you want to pay by cheque or money order, write your full name, postal address, home, work and mobile number on a piece of paper and mail it with your $15 payment to: 
B.B.H.D.A.G.
P O Box 195
BAIRNSDALE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA 3875

Registration and payments must be received by 30 November 2018.

DO NOT SEND CASH IN THE MAIL.

For more information on Hog Deer Hunting in Victoria please take a look at the Fact Sheets on this page.