Hunter bag surveys
Collecting data on the the actual daily take by a sample of hunters at representtive wetlands is an important component of assessing the impact of the open season on populations of game species.
A standard method of sampling the level of take by hunters is to conduct surveys of hunters' bags. Such surveys have been conducted on opening weekend at Victorian wetlands since 1972 to determine both hunter success and the species involved in opening weekend harvests.
The attached reports provide a summary of information obtained during the most recent opening weekends.