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Victoria’s second aerial duck survey set to take flight

15/10/2021

The GMA is conducting its annual helicopter survey across Victoria to monitor the abundance of game duck populations, to help improve our knowledge of waterfowl ecology.

2020 deer harvest report now available

21/09/2021

Latest research into deer hunting in Victoria shows a significant decrease in the number of deer harvested throughout 2020.

Victoria's Game Licensing system goes digital

21/07/2021

Victoria’s new online game licensing system, My Game Licence (MyGL), is now available to all new, existing and prospective game hunters in Victoria.

Eye in the sky detects illegal activity as duck season ends

16/06/2021

The Game Management Authority (GMA) has used a surveillance drone to assist Authorised Officers to detect illegal activity at Lake Connewarre.

COVID-19 update - Hunting FAQs

11/06/2021

From 11:59pm Thursday 10 June, metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria will see changes to restrictions.All Victorians must ensure they follow the latest public health advice at coronavirus.vic.gov.au

Green Swamp closed to hunting

29/05/2021

Green Swamp, near Glenthompson, will be closed to duck hunting from Saturday 29 May for the remainder of the 2021 duck season to protect a significant number of Brolga.

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COVID-19 update

28/05/2021

Circuit-breaker restrictions are in place from 11:59pm on Thursday 27 May until 11:59pm on Thursday 3 June 2021.

Helicopter survey provides new data on Victoria’s game ducks

14/04/2021

A pilot aerial survey to estimate the total number of game ducks in Victoria was released today by the Game Management Authority.

Waterfowl Identification Test and hound hunting testing now available

17/03/2021

The GMA is conducting Waterfowl Identification Tests (WIT) and hound hunting testing across regional Victoria from Monday, 22 March 2021.

2021 Duck hunting season arrangements

06/02/2021

Arrangements for the 2021 duck hunting season have been announced today including changes to the season length, start times, daily bag limit and hunted species in recognition of lower than average bird numbers and breeding.

Statement from the GMA - Duck season advice

22/01/2021

The GMA will provide a recommendation on the 2021 duck season to the Victorian Government in due course.

Victoria is establishing a permit system for all domestic travel into Victoria.

11/01/2021

From 5:59pm on 11 January, you will need to apply for a permit to enter Victoria from anywhere in Australia.

Hunters' knowledge survey results

22/12/2020

The GMA commissioned research into the level of hunter knowledge to find out how much Game Licence holders know about game hunting in Victoria, including hunting laws, firearms safety and good hunting practice.

Hunters harvest higher number of deer in Victoria

11/11/2020

Research into deer hunting, released by the Game Management Authority (GMA), shows an increase in the number of licensed recreational deer hunters and an increase in the number of deer harvested in 2019.

Aerial duck survey trial to ensure sustainable hunting in Victoria

04/11/2020

The GMA is conducting helicopter surveys across Victoria to monitor the abundance of game duck populations, to help ensure duck hunting remains sustainable.

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