The Andrews Labor Government has extended Brian Hine’s term as chair of the Game Management Authority for a further three years from 1 July 2020.
It’s now easier for Victorian hunters to find out where they can legally hunt across the state with the release of the Andrews Labor Government’s new electronic hunting maps.
Two men have been forced to pay $500 each to the Magistrates’ Court Fund and have received good behaviour bonds for committing illegal hunting offences in north-east Victoria.
Latest research into deer hunting in Victoria shows the highest number of licensed recreational deer hunters harvesting the highest number of deer recorded.
A woman from New South Wales has been convicted, forced to pay more than $1200 in fines and costs and ordered to forfeit a set of deer antlers for committing illegal hunting offences in Victoria.
Two men from Taggerty and Mansfield have been fined more than $6000 and have been forced to forfeit firearms, tools and prohibited items for committing a number of hunting and firearm related offences in North East Victoria.
The Game Management Authority is reminding everyone involved in the 2019 duck season to act safely, responsibly and legally as the season will close this weekend.
The Victorian Government will reopen part of Lake Connewarre near Geelong to duck hunting and has now partially closed a section of Lake Bolac south of Willaura due to the presence of a significant number of threatened birds.
Game Management Authority (GMA) Chief Executive Officer Graeme Ford said the Hog Deer and hound hunting for Sambar Deer seasons open on Monday 1 April followed by Stubble Quail season on Saturday 6 April.
The Victorian Government is closing Lake Elizabeth near Kerang for the beginning of the 2019 duck hunting season to protect a significant population of freckled ducks found on the lake.
The Game Management Authority is reminding everyone involved in the 2019 duck season to act safely, responsibly and legally.
The following wetlands or parts of wetlands will be closed from the start of the 2019 season to protect or prevent disturbance to significant numbers of threatened birds.
To protect public safety, duck hunting at Brickworks and Cowanna Billabongs in Merbein Common near Mildura has been permanently banned.
Two men have received fines for a number of hunting related offences committed in Shelley near Tallangatta last year.
The Andrews Labor Government is boosting funding to the Game Management Authority to ensure hunting remains safe, responsible and sustainable this hunting season, and in future seasons.