Hunting regulations, have your say
Regulations relating to hunting wildlife in Victoria are currently under review, with public submissions due by Monday 20 August 2012. The regulations are important - they clarify what is allowable when hunting wildlife in Victoria.
Please send a note to the Department of Primary Industries saying that:
- There should be no reintroduction of toxic lead shot.
- The 22,800 licensed duck hunters represent only 0.4% of the Victorian population. More than 80% of the Victorian population is opposed to duck hunting.
- It should be recognised that feral Sambar Deer are listed as a serious threat to Victoria's biodiversity under the state's Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act. That means recreational hunting prescriptions should be tied to well-planned eradication strategies. Currently, unplanned dispersed hunting has only contributed to the rapid spread of deer populations.
The Regulatory Impact Statement outlining these hunting issues is available by ringing DPI on 136 186, or going to their website.
Submissions are due by 5pm Monday 20th August 2012 to:
Mr Zachary Powell
Game Victoria, Department of Primary Industries
1 Spring Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org