Hunting Duck With Gundogs

  • Take time to train your dog. Many clubs can assist with this.
  • Gundogs may only be used in field trials conducted during the open season by organisations approved by the GMA.
  • Outside the hunting seasons, dogs can be trained using a starter’s pistol and shotguns with blank ammunition.
  • It is an offence to train dogs outside the hunting season while in possession of live ammunition.
  • On State Game Reserves, gundogs can only be trained 48 hours before, during, and 48 hours after a quail or duck season. Firearms cannot be used on a State Game Reserve for dog training.

Hunting Ducks on a State Game Reserve

  • If you are a licensed duck hunter, you may bring a gundog into a State Game Reserve 48 hours before the first day of the open season and ending 48 hours after the last day of the open season.
  • The gundog must be under your immediate control at all times.
  • Other dogs are not permitted in State Game Reserves, unless the dog is an assistant dog or the dog is confined to a vehicle in transit. There are a number of regulations that apply to using blinds for duck hunting in State Game Reserves. Refer to ‘Rules for Blinds and Tree Stands’.