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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 on Victoria’s game hunters caused by mandatory social distancing measures, 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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

21/04/2020

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

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

03/04/2020

Stay home. Protect our health system. Save lives.Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has advised that to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), you must not leave your 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.

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.

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