The announcement last week that Victoria’s duck hunting season will run for five weeks is an insult to hunters across the state.
The Andrews Labor Government has continued its stealth shutdown of hunting in Victoria, quietly announcing the 2023 duck hunting season, with a daily bag limit of four birds.
The season will run from Wednesday, April 26 to Tuesday, May 30 from 8am until 30 minutes after sunset daily.
Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, said hunters in Victoria, including in her electorate, were being punished by a government looking to shore up votes in the city.
“Duck hunters are becoming the poster child of Labor’s green crusade,” Ms Benham said.
“The Andrews Labor Government is mounting pressure on hunters that are doing the right thing, hitting them with restricted bag limits and shorter seasons.
“The Government’s own compliance statistics show zero hunters of the 802 that were checked had exceeded their daily bag limit.”
Victoria’s hunting community proudly takes a leading role in the conservation of our wetlands and environments to ensure the sustainability of wetland species.
“Yet year after year they’re punished by a Labor Government intent on stamping out a legal, legitimate recreational activity that helps generate $356 million for our state,” Ms Benham said.
“The Liberals and Nationals continue to support Victoria’s recreational hunters.”