Man caught with illegally shot Brown Quail


A man from Williamstown in Victoria recently admitted in the Echuca Magistrates Court to illegally shooting a Brown Quail at Gaynors Swamp State Game Reserve near Stanhope.

New Hog Deer DNA technology targets poachers


The Game Management Authority (GMA) is using new DNA profiling technology to help determine if people are poaching or in illegal possession of Hog Deer.

Men penalised for hunting in National Park


Two men from Waaia near Numurkah have faced the Echuca Magistrates’ Court for illegally hunting deer in the Barmah National Park near Echuca last year in April.

Stubble Quail abundance survey results


The technical report on Victoria’s 2024 statewide Stubble Quail abundance survey is now available.

Wetlands closed to hunting


The Victorian Government has closed or partially closed thirty-four wetlands to hunting for the 2024 duck season to prevent losses or disturbance to significant numbers of threatened species and breeding waterbirds.

Firearms and equipment destroyed in illegal spotlighting bust


Five men from Bendigo have received penalties in the Benalla Magistrates Court for illegal spotlighting, hunting and firearms offences in the Tatong area near Benalla.

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2024 duck season compliance update


With the 2024 duck season opening last Wednesday, Authorised Officers from the GMA and partner agencies, including Victoria Police, are patrolling wetlands, creeks, rivers and lakes on private and public land across Victoria.

Four men convicted for illegal spotlighting and firearms offences in Omeo


Four men from the Latrobe Valley in Victoria have been convicted in the Magistrates Court for illegal spotlighting and firearms offences near Omeo.

2023 game duck abundance survey results


The results of Victoria’s annual aerial game duck abundance survey show an estimated 7.1 million game ducks in Victoria – almost three times higher than the 2022 estimate.

2024 Stubble Quail hunting season arrangements


The 2024 Stubble Quail season will open on Saturday, 6 April and close on Sunday, 30 June 2024.

Man convicted and penalised for illegal hunting and animal cruelty


A man from Yarra Glen in north-eastern Victoria was recently convicted in the Magistrates Court for animal cruelty and illegal hunting offences.

Research reveals population and genetic trends in Gippsland Hog Deer


The Game Management Authority (GMA) has today released the 2023 abundance and population genetics of Hog Deer in Victoria report.

2024 duck hunting season arrangements


The Victorian Government has announced the 2024 duck season will open at 8:00am on Wednesday, 10 April 2024 and close 30 minutes after sunset on Wednesday, 5 June 2024.

New Chairperson appointed to the Game Management Authority


The Victorian Government has appointed Chris Rose as Chairperson to the Game Management Authority, from 13 January 2024.

New GMA board director appointment


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

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