Three hunting seasons are set to open in Victoria this Saturday for licensed game hunters.
Game Management Authority (GMA) Chief Executive Officer Greg Hyams said Stubble Quail, Hog Deer and the hound hunting for Sambar Deer seasons all open on 1 April.
“It is every hunter’s responsibility to ensure they know and follow the rules and regulations regarding each season.”
“Hunters must respect land boundaries, only hunt in legal areas, ensure they do not hunt on or across roads, ensure their hounds are the correct breed and are registered and make sure they cover up any harvested animals during transport.”
GMA Game Officers will be active throughout private and public land across the state during the seasons to ensure hunters act in a safe and responsible manner.
Hunters are reminded they must be licensed, respect private property, adhere to bag limits and use firearms safely. For comprehensive information on the state’s hunting laws, hunters should refer to the Game Hunting in Victoria Manual or visit the GMA website www.vic.gov.au
The GMA strongly encourages hunters and the broader public to report any suspected illegal hunting activity to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, the Customer Service Centre on 136 186 or via the GMA website.