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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update – Stay home. Protect our health system. Save lives.

03/04/2020

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has advised that to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), you must not leave home to go hunting.

No ducking hefty penalties for hunting without licences

11/03/2020

Two men have been forced to pay $5,000 each and have had their firearms seized and destroyed for committing a number of hunting and firearm offences in northern Victoria.

2020 duck hunting season arrangements

26/02/2020

The Victorian Government has today announced arrangements for the 2020 duck hunting season including changes to the season length, opening weekend start times and the daily bag limit.

Authority Chair To Continue The Game Plan

20/12/2019

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.

App Maps Give Victorian Hunters More

25/11/2019

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.

Continued crack down on illegal deer hunting

24/10/2019

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.

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Highest deer harvest recorded in Victoria

13/08/2019

Latest research into deer hunting in Victoria shows the highest number of licensed recreational deer hunters harvesting the highest number of deer recorded.

NSW woman convicted, fined for hunting illegally in Victoria

07/08/2019

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.

Poachers fail to dodge the bullet

03/07/2019

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.

2019 Duck season set to close this weekend

15/05/2019

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.

One wetland to reopen and one to partially close to duck hunting

10/05/2019

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.

Three upcoming hunting seasons to begin in Victoria

27/03/2019

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.

Lake Elizabeth closed to duck hunting

15/03/2019

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.

Reminder to act responsibly during the 2019 duck hunting season

13/03/2019

The Game Management Authority is reminding everyone involved in the 2019 duck season to act safely, responsibly and legally.

Wetland closures for the opening of the 2019 duck hunting season

08/03/2019

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.

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