2023 Victorian Stubble Quail Survey


The GMA is conducting its annual Victorian Stubble Quail abundance and distribution survey from 14-29 January.

On the trail to better understanding hound hunting


The GMA in collaboration with Melbourne University has completed a new study to document certain characteristics of hound hunting in Victoria.

Man convicted and penalised for illegal spotlighting and animal cruelty


Last week, a man from Markwood in north eastern Victoria pleaded guilty and was convicted in Wangaratta Magistrates Court for animal cruelty and illegal spotlighting offences.

Victoria’s aerial duck survey resumes


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

2021 deer harvest report now available


The Game Management Authority has today released the Estimates of the 2021 deer harvest in Victoria report.

New GMA board director appointment


The Victorian Government has appointed a new board director to the Game Management Authority (GMA), bringing new skills and experience to Victoria’s independent game hunting regulator.

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Trial Victorian Stubble Quail population survey results


The results of the Victoria’s first statewide survey of the Victoria’s Stubble Quail population are now available.

2022 Duck season compliance summary


During the 2022 duck season, GMA Authorised Officers undertook over 641 patrols at 216 individual wetlands across Victoria.

Lake Wongan to reopen to duck hunting


Lake Wongan State Game Reserve near Streatham in western Victoria will soon reopen to duck hunting.

GMA board appointments


The Victorian Government has appointed Ms Corrie Goodwin as Deputy Chairperson to the Game Management Authority and extended the appointments of Mr Chris Rose, Ms Maggy Samaan and Dr Sandra Brizga to 30 June 2025.

Quail callers suspended for the 2022 Stubble Quail season


The Game Management Authority has today announced the use of electronic quail callers will be prohibited during the 2022 Stubble Quail hunting season.

Dowd Morass State Game Reserve partially closed to hunting


Part of Dowd Morass State Game Reserve in Gippsland will be closed to hunting for the 2022 duck season, effective from Saturday 26 March 2022, to prevent disturbance to rare waterbirds that are nesting on the wetland.

2022 duck season compliance update


With the 2022 duck season opening last Wednesday, Authorised Officers from the GMA and partner agencies, including Victoria Police, are patrolling wetlands, creeks, rivers and lakes across Victoria.

Wetlands closed to hunting


Five additional wetlands will be closed or partially closed to hunting for the 2022 duck season, to prevent disturbance to significant numbers of threatened birds. A total of eight wetlands will be closed, including three others that are routinely closed each year to reinforce their wildlife sanctuary status.

2022 duck hunting season arrangements


The Game Management Authority has today announced the arrangements for the 2022 duck season including changes to the start times, daily bag limit and hunted species.

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