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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.

Safely reopening Victoria

10/11/2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap for reopening provides steps on easing restrictions, dependent on how many active coronavirus (COVID-19) cases are in the community and public health advice.

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.

Safely reopening Victoria

26/10/2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap for reopening provides steps on easing restrictions, dependent on how many active coronavirus (COVID-19) cases are in the community and public health advice.

Restrictions update

27/09/2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap to reopening outlines the steps for easing restrictions across Victoria, subject to 'trigger points' being met and public health advice.

Restrictions announced for metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria

03/08/2020

The Victorian Government has announced updated restrictions for Melbourne and regional Victoria.

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Victorian Government announces new restrictions for Melbourne’s hot zones

10/07/2020

Latest restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire.

Game Management Authority To Broaden Board Expertise

29/06/2020

Three new board members have been appointed to the Game Management Authority (GMA), bringing new skills and experience to the independent regulator.

2020 Duck season set to close

03/06/2020

The Game Management Authority is reminding everyone involved in the 2020 duck hunting season to act safely, responsibly and legally ahead of the season closing on Monday 8 June.

Shooters in strife for illegally killing protected wildlife

27/05/2020

Earlier this year, four men pleaded guilty in the Sunshine Magistrates Court to illegal spotlighting, firearm offences and illegally shooting protected wildlife in north east Victoria in April 2019.

Hunters to be allowed to stay overnight under gradual easing of restrictions

25/05/2020

Hunters will soon be able to stay overnight in private accommodation and at campsites, so long as communal areas like shared bathrooms and kitchens are not used.

Green Swamp closed to hunting

21/05/2020

Green Swamp, near Glenthompson, is closed to hunting for the 2020 duck season to protect a significant number of Brolga.

Wetlands closed to hunting

12/05/2020

Four of Victoria’s wetlands have additional hunting restrictions in place for the 2020 duck season, to protect or prevent disturbance to significant numbers of threatened birds.

Hunters allowed day trips under gradual easing of restrictions

11/05/2020

The Victorian Government has announced that coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions will be gradually eased from 11.59pm on Tuesday, 12 May.

Game Licences to be extended by one year

23/04/2020

In recognition of the unprecedented impact the Chief Health Officer’s ‘Stay at Home’ directions have had on Victoria’s game hunters, the expiry date of all current game licences administered by the Game Management Authority will be extended by 12 months, allowing hunters to get full value of their one-or three-year licence fee.The GMA will implement the extension in due course.See full media release.

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