Media releases


2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017


24 March 2017

Koorangie game reserve now closed to duck hunting

(Web version) (PDF version)


22 March 2017

Unlawful and unethical duck hunting will not be tolerated

(PDF version)


17 March 2017

No hunting from motor boats allowed at Lake Linlithgow during duck season

(Web version) (PDF version)


15 March 2017

Reminder to act responsibly for the start of the 2017 duck season

(Web version) (PDF version)


10 March 2017

Warning for Lake Buloke

(Web version) (PDF version)


10 March 2017

Four wetlands set to close for the opening of the 2017 duck season

(Web version) (PDF version)


8 March 2017

Hunters reminded to refresh bird identification skills

(Web version) (PDF version)


28 February 2017

Don't jump the gun ahead of duck and quail seasons

(PDF version)


27 February 2017

Reedy Lake - Lake Connewarre likely to be dry during 2017 duck season

(PDF version)


23 February 2017

New report shows Victoria's game reserves are in good health

(PDF version)


3 February 2017

New Victorian hunting manual to replace Guide

(PDF version)


30 January 2017

Hog Deer hunting to commence on Snake Island

(PDF version)


3 January 2017

2017 Duck Season Announced

(PDF version


3 November 2016

New report shows hunters taking record number of deer

(PDF version


2 November 2016

Victoria registers 50,000th licensed game hunter

(PDF version


21 October 2016

Three men fined for exceeding duck bag limit

(PDF version


13 October 2016

Melbourne man fined for illegal hunting during 2016 duck season

(PDF version


5 October 2016

Illegal hunting can now be reported online

(PDF version


20 Septemeber 2016

Numurkah man punished for using dogs to take down deer

(PDF version


22 August 2016

Hog Deer hunting trial on Snake Island

(PDF version


5 August 2016

Kerang State Game Reserve becomes the state's 200th

(PDF version


19 July 2016

NSW man found guilty of hunting and animal cruelty offences

(PDF version


5 July 2016

Hefty fine for spotlight crime

(PDF version


10 May 2016

Lake Elizabeth State Game Reserve set to open for duck hunting

(PDF version


21 April 2016

Heywood Lake set to open for duck hunting

(PDF version


15 April 2016

Johnson Swamp set to remain closed to duck hunting.

(PDF version


8 April 2016

Part of Toolondo Reservoir closed to duck hunting

(PDF version


4 April 2016

Round Lake opens for duck season

(PDF version


31 March 2016
Irresponsible duck hunting will not be tolerated 

(PDF version


18 March 2016

Lake Elizabeth State Game Reserve Closure - Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning 

(PDF version


16 March 2016

Reminder to act responsibly during duck season
(PDF version

11 March 2016

Five wetlands proposed for closure for 2016 duck season
(PDF version

11 March 2016

Duck hunters urged to look out for blue-green algae

(PDF version


9 March 2016

Duck hunters reminded to plan ahead as the season draws closer

(PDF version


17 February 2016

Hunters fined $1800 and equipment to be destroyed

(PDF version


17 February 2016

Hunters fined and receive 12 month good behaviour bond

(PDF version


4 February 2016

Bag a copy of the 2016 Hunting Guide

(PDF version


20 November 2015

Illegal hunter's firearms and equipment to be destroyed

(PDF version


13 October 2015

Hunting Deer in North West Victoria..the right way

(PDF version


6 October 2015

Thornbury man penalized for hunting protected waterbird and littering

(PDF version


18 August 2015

Illegal deer hunting targeted in North East Victoria

(PDF version


8 July 2015

Tough penalty imposed for spotlighting deer

(PDF version


1 July 2015

Joint deer hunting compliance operation targets Dargo

(PDF version


25 June 2015

Illegal hunters lose vehicles, firearms and other equipment

(PDF version


9 June 2015

2015 duck season draws to a close

(PDF version


2 June 2015

GMA targets illegal deer spotlighters around Omeo

(PDF version


29 May 2015

United front on hunting compliance has impact

(PDF version


17 April 2015

Patrols keep hound hunters on the right track

(PDF version


1 April 2015

Deer operation shows hunters doing the right thing

(PDF version


21 March 2015

A quiet start to the duck season

(PDF version


19 March 2015

Reminder to act responsibly for the start of the 2015 duck season

(PDF version


16 March 2015

Wetlands closed for the start of the 2015 duck season

(PDF version


13 March 2015

Duck hunters reminded to hunt safely

(PDF version


11 March 2015

Hunters convicted and equipment to be destroyed

(PDF version) (Accessible version)


20 February 2015

New shotgunning program to educate game bird hunters

(PDF version


17 February 2015

Illegal hunters' firearm and equipment to be destroyed

(PDF version) (Accessible version)


9 February 2015

New 2015 Victorian Hunting Guide now available

(PDF version) (Accessible version)


14 January 2015

Dry conditions lead to changes to 2015 Duck Season

(PDF version) (Accessible version)


15 December 2014

Man found guilty of hunting threatened Freckled Duck

(PDF version)   (Accessible Word version)


20 October 2014

New video keeps Victorian hunters duck wise

(PDF version)   (Accessible Word version)


25 September 2014

Operation Elmer targets illegal deer hunting

(PDF version)  (Accessible Word version)


01 September 2014

Illegal spotlight on Dargo deer

(PDF version)  (Accessible Word version)


11 July 2014

GMA targets illegal hunting in Bunyip State Park 

(PDF version)   (Accessible Word version)