Hunters must have a Victorian Game Licence and obtain a pair of Hog Deer Tags before they go hunting for Hog Deer in Victoria. The Hog Deer Season commences 30 minutes before sunrise on 1 April and ends 30 minutes after sunset on 30 April each year.
Hog Deer Tags can now only be obtained by ordering them through the GMA website (order form below). Tags can not be collected from offices.
Once ordered, you will be posted out a tag package. Postage will begin in March 2018. For any tag orders after the beginning of March, please allow 10 working days for delivery. The package will contain information on Hog Deer hunting and one male and one female tag (the April season bag limit is one male and one female Hog Deer per hunter).
It is therefore important that you plan your season in advance and order your tags at least two weeks before the season starts so that you have tags prior to the start of the season.
Late tag orders will mean you may miss the opening of the season and you will only be able to start hunting once you receive your tags in the mail.
Please remember to mail back your Hog Deer Return Form (will be sent to you with your Hog Deer tag package) within 28 days of the season ending. You do not have to return any unused tags at the end of the season, just dispose of them. Tags must not be defaced, altered or transferred to someone else.
Note: If you are successfully drawn from the Hog Deer ballot to hunt at Blond Bay, Boole Poole or Snake Island, you do not have to order tags online. You will be provided with tags at your pre-hunt briefing.
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