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‘Shocking cruelty’: Controversial fight to end ‘devastating’ tradition in Victoria

A 77-year-old man’s marathon fight to end Victoria’s duck shooting season could end in victory as pressure mounts on government to ban...

Duck hunter numbers down as season opens in Victoria

About 1,300 hunters took part in the opening weekend of the duck hunting season in Victoria, fewer than normal, according to the...

Duck hunters handed shorter season as dry conditions impacts bird numbers

Victoria's hunting regulator has shortened this year's season from 12 to nine weeks due to dry conditions and reduced bird numbers.

Bendigo Advertiser Letters to the Editor: Duck hunting, waterbirds, thanks

Celebrate, don’t decimate, native waterbirds We should be celebrating, not decimating, our struggling native waterbirds. Any day now the...

Authorities seize duck hunters’ airboat after it was allegedly used to flush waterbirds from lake

Victoria's Game Management Authority (GMA) confirms it has seized an airboat allegedly illegally used during the closing weekend of the 2018 duck hunting season. Footage...

Vic looks into illegal duck hunting claims

Allegations of illegal duck hunting at the close of Victoria's shooting season are under investigation following the release of activist footage. The Coalition Against Duck...

Victorian deer hunters’ record kill

MORE deer than ever before were hunted in Victoria last year. Almost 100,000 deer, including 80,875 Sambar and 15,059 Fallow were hunted and harvested in...

Teenage boy flown to hospital after shooting incident in Neerim East

A TEENAGER has been flown to hospital in a critical condition following a possible accidental shooting at Neerim East. The 17-year-old victim suffered head injuries...

Mountain shire of Towong targets city deer hunters to boost economy and tackle pests

A cash-strapped council in rural north-east Victoria is looking to capitalise on a surge in city-based game hunters. The scenic Towong Shire spreads over 6000...

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