The Victorian Government will close to the public Lake Elizabeth State Game Reserve near Kerang for the beginning of the 2016 duck hunting season to protect a significant population of threatened ducks found on the lake.
The Game Management Authority is reminding everyone involved in the 2016 duck season to act safely, responsibly and legally.
The Victorian Government is intending to close five wetlands to duck hunting this season to protect and provide refuge to significant numbers of threatened birds and to reinforce the status of two wetlands that are off limits to hunting.
Hunters participating in the upcoming duck hunting season are reminded to be on the lookout for bluegreen algae as popular hunting areas may be affected this season.
Hunters are reminded to plan ahead as the 2016 duck season is set to commence in less than two weeks.
Victorian game hunters looking for information about bag limits, season dates and safe and responsible hunting will be well informed with the new Victorian Hunting Guide, released this week.
Two men from Mornington Peninsular have been found guilty at the Mansfield Magistrates Court for possessing a dead Eastern Grey Kangaroo without authorisation, plus an unsecured firearm and spot-lighting equipment in recognised deer habitat near Myrtleford.
A 19 year old Alexandra man has been prosecuted and fined $2900 for a number of hunting and firearms offences, thanks to a joint operation targeting a popular recreation area near Lake Eildon.
With the expansion of deer populations throughout North West Victoria, Hunters are reminded to be aware of the game hunting regulations, particularly in relation to spotlighting deer.