Areas closed to Hound hunting

For detailed information on Hound Hunting please read the GMA's 'A Guide to the use of Hounds for Hunting Sambar Deer' or visit the hound hunting page.  


The hunting of Sambar Deer with scent-trailing hounds is prohibited in the areas indicated by shading in the maps below for Marysville, Warburton, Merrijig, Mount Timbertop and Jamieson-Kevington. 

All forms of deer hunting (including hound hunting) are also prohibited in the areas indicated by shading in the other maps on the page.

The following maps have been developed to help hunters and the general public to identify the closed areas.

1. Area around Marysville, Warburton and surrounds closed to Sambar Deer hunting with hounds.

 

2. Area around Jamieson-Kevington closed to Sambar Deer hunting with hounds.

This image shows two maps. One map shows the victorian state outline with Melbourne, Jamieson and Kevington marked.Jamieson is north east of Melbourne at a distance of about 160km. Kevington is about five km south east of Jamieson. The second and main map is of the boundary around amieson and Kevington. The boundary is rouglhy in the shape of a rectangle where the vertical axis (north/south) is longer than the horizontal axis (east/west).Jamieson is situated in the north west of the boundary and 5km to the south east is Kevington. Boundary reference point is about 1km north of jamieson. Boundary reference points 2 to 14 are scattered around the boundary in an anti clockwise direction.

Boundary Reference Points

1-2 Elidon-Jamieson Road

2-3 Mount Terrible Track

3-4 Newmans Track

4-5 East-West line from Mount Terrible Fire Tower to Four Wheel Drive Track on eastern side of Flour Bag Creek

5-6 Four Wheel Drive Track

6-7 Mansfield Woods Point Road

7-8 North-South line from Junction of Goulburn River and Edwards Creek to Heyfield Jamieson Road

9-10 Four Wheel Drive Track

10-11 North-South line from Grannys Flat to Four Wheel Drive Track

11-12 Four Wheel Drive Track

12-13 Mitchells Track

13-14 Stony Creek Track

14-15 Mansfield-Woods Point Road

3. Merrijig, Mount Timbertop and surrounds closed to Sambar Deer hunting with hounds

 

4. Warburton Township closed to ALL forms of deer hunting

 

5. Area between Warburton, Noojee and McMahons Creek closed to ALL forms of deer hunting.

This image shows two maps. One map shows the victorian state outline with Melbourne, Warburton and Noojee marked. Warburton is situated about 70km north east of Melbourne. Noojee. is situated approximatley 25km south east of Warburton.The second and main map is of the boundary around McMahons Creek and Warburton.Warburton is 15km south west of McMahons creek. The boundary is irregularly shaped. It is two larger areas connected by a small narrow area. Of the two larger areas, the smaller one is to the north west of Warburton. the Largest area on the map is to the north, west and south of Mc Mahons Creek. The boundary points, numberd 1 to 11 run in a clockwise direction, starting at point one at Warburton to point 11 which is 8 km north east of Warburton.

Boundary Reference Points

1-2 Acheron Way

2-3 Border of Yarra Ranges National Park

3-4 Boundary Road

4-5 McCarthy Creek Spur Road

5-6 Vehicular Track

6-7 Spur to Bennie Creek Reference Area

7-8 New Turkey Spur Track

8-9 Federal Short Cut Road

9-10 Big Creek Road

10-11 Braham Road

11-12 Warbutton - Wood Point Road

6. Area around Rubicon closed to ALL forms of deer hunting.

This image shows two maps. One map shows the victorian state outline with Melbourne and Rubicon marked. Rubicon is approximatley 90km north east of Melbourne.The second and larger map is the boundary around Rubicon. The boundary is rectangular shaped with a strip of land about 2km long and 1km wide jutting out of the north east, south east and south west corners. Rubicon is at reference point 9 whcih is situated at the base of the piece of land jutting out of the north east corner. Royston Dam is situated at the tip of the strip of land jutting out of the south east corner. Royston Dam is approximatley 8 km south of Rubicon. Reference point 7 is less than 1 km north west of Royston Dam. Rubicon Dam is situated in the south westerly corner of the strip of land which just out of the south western corner of the boundary rectangle. Reference point 4 is beside it. boundary reference point 1 is at the north western corner of the piece of land jutting out of the north east corner. The reference points run in an anticlockwise direction.

Boundary Reference Points

1-2 100 metres from aqueduct

2-3 100 metres from pipeline

3-4 100 metres from Rubicon River

4-5 100 metres from aqueduct

5-6 100 metres from watercourse / dam

6-7 100 metres from aqueduct / tramway

7-8 100 metres from Royston River

8-9 100 metres from former tramway

9-10 100 metres from Royston River

10-1 Public land Boundary

7. Mount Timbertop Area closed to All forms of deer hunting

8. Areas around Halls Gap closed to ALL forms of deer hunting

Areas around Halls Gap closed to ALL forms of deer hunting