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Photo: Sporting Shooters Association of Australia

Duck Season Commences

Duck Season Commences

Photo: Sporting Shooters Association of Australia

Duck Season Commences

The Game Management Authority will be policing the state after 9am Saturday (16/03) as the official duck season commences in Victoria with the view of protecting threatened species, environments and ensuring public safety.

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CEO Graeme Ford says it is not GMA who determine the ducks that should be protected, that is the job of many other bodies, all they do is police it.

"Our job is to make sure hunting is carried out sustainably and responsibly and that's what the regulations are for. Obviously its illegal to shoot threatened species and if we observe hunters doing that we will take the appropriate action," he said.

He also warns the penalties can be in the thousands of dollars but generally hunters are respectful of the regulations.

More information is available on gma.vic.gov.au

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