Arrangements for the 2021 duck hunting season have been announced today including changes to the season length, start times, daily bag limit and hunted species in recognition of lower than average bird numbers and breeding.
The GMA will provide a recommendation on the 2021 duck season to the Victorian Government in due course.
From 5:59pm on 11 January, you will need to apply for a permit to enter Victoria from anywhere in Australia.
The GMA commissioned research into the level of hunter knowledge to find out how much Game Licence holders know about game hunting in Victoria, including hunting laws, firearms safety and good hunting practice.
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.
The GMA is conducting helicopter surveys across Victoria to monitor the abundance of game duck populations, to help ensure duck hunting remains sustainable.
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.
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.
The Victorian Government has announced updated restrictions for Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Latest restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire.
Three new board members have been appointed to the Game Management Authority (GMA), bringing new skills and experience to the independent regulator.
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.
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 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.