Deer Hunting Laws

To recreationally hunt deer in Victoria, deer hunters need to be aware of the hunting laws found in Wildlife (Game) Regulations 2012 and the Wildlife Act 1975.

There are other general hunting laws contained in other acts on land management, firearms, and animal welfare.

Deer hunters must also follow approved hunting methods and equipment; must comply with bag limits, seasons (for Hog Deer), and hunting times (no recreational night hunting); and must have a current Game Licence endorsed for hunting deer: either stalking and/or hunting Sambar Deer with hounds.