Hunting

Lake Elizabeth to open

Lake Elizabeth State Game Reserve will open for duck hunting this week with the Victorian Government flagging its intention to revoke the order that closed the popular wetland to hunting.

A public notice published on Saturday by Victorian Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford and Environment, Climate Change and Water Minister Lisa Neville said it was their intention to gazette a revocation notice which would end the ban on the taking of specified game birds which was gazetted on March 24.

The restriction on hunting replaced an earlier notice completely closing the State Game Reserve to the public for any purpose.

"The Victorian Government has put a new notice in place for Lake Elizabeth State Game Reserve to close the wetland to hunting.

DELWP has revoked the original notice so that people can now enter the site for purposes such as camping and walking. The reserve remains closed to hunting.

DELWP issued the original closure notice to quickly close Lake Elizabeth due to the presence of threatened Blue-billed Ducks.

The presence of the ducks is being monitored and re-opening the reserve to hunting would be considered should a significant number of the ducks leave the wetland."

- See more at: http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/news-and-announcements/update-on-lake-elizabeth-closure#sthash.wIZUDegp.dpuf

"The Victorian Government has put a new notice in place for Lake Elizabeth State Game Reserve to close the wetland to hunting.

DELWP has revoked the original notice so that people can now enter the site for purposes such as camping and walking. The reserve remains closed to hunting.

DELWP issued the original closure notice to quickly close Lake Elizabeth due to the presence of threatened Blue-billed Ducks.

The presence of the ducks is being monitored and re-opening the reserve to hunting would be considered should a significant number of the ducks leave the wetland."

- See more at: http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/news-and-announcements/update-on-lake-elizabeth-closure#sthash.wIZUDegp.dpuf

Hunters were forced to pack up their campsites on the eve of the 2016 Duck Season opening when Lake Elizabeth was declared off-limits to the public due to the presence of threatened Blue-billed ducks.

More to come...

threatened Blue-billed Ducks.
threatened Blue-billed Ducks.

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