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2022 Duck season compliance summary

16/06/2022

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

27/05/2022

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

GMA board appointments

25/05/2022

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

28/03/2022

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

25/03/2022

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

22/03/2022

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.

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Wetlands closed to hunting

11/03/2022

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

26/02/2022

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.

New Stubble Quail research

21/01/2022

The GMA is conducting the first statewide survey of Stubble Quail abundance and distribution in Victoria.

Second helicopter survey provides new data on Victoria’s game duck populations

21/12/2021

The preliminary results of the aerial survey of Victorian game duck populations show an estimated population of 2,938,500 game ducks in Victoria.

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

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