Duck season considerations

The following presentation was developed by the Game Management Authority for the purpose of sharing information among government agencies and key stakeholders on issues that could affect the 2019 duck season.

Information in the attached presentation was current as of 11 December 2018.

Submissions

Animals Australia  power point

Animals Australia Submission

Birdlife

Coalition Against Duck Shooting

RSPCA

Regional Victorians Opposed to Duck Shooting

Field and Game

SSAA

SSCV

How the GMA informs decisions about arrangements for the duck hunting season

While duck season arrangements are set in regulation, they can be altered in response to environmental conditions. Each year, game duck populations and environmental conditions are monitored, and information is made available to the public and key stakeholders. Key stakeholders are then consulted, and advice is given to government on possible arrangements to ensure the sustainability of game duck populations. An outline of the process can be found below.