Ducks on the rice info nights

NSW DPI is running a series of information nights for hunters considering joining the native game bird management program on the rice.

The sessions will include a pre-season update and information on the program which helps landholders protect their crops in what's expected to be a bumper year.

The following information is provided by NSW DPI.

NSW Native Game Bird Management Program

Come to one of our pre-season information nights
to find out how you can hunt wild ducks in NSW

What you need to know

We're hosting a number of pre-season information nights for native game bird hunters - this season should see higher water allocations, more rice planted and a lot more ducks.

More rice = more ducks = more authorised properties available for hunting! 
Native game bird species have already started breeding throughout the NSW Riverina wetlands due to extensive rain.

Join the native game bird support team for an informal information night where you'll find out about:

  • water allocations

  • harvest forecasts

  • the best scientific information on wild duck populations

  • information on the native game bird management program.

Many more landholders will need your help protecting their crops this year - talk to us at one of the DPI ducks on the rice information nights and get involved!


Merrylands, NSW
When: Thursday, 8 September
Time: from 7 pm
Where: Club Merrylands Bowling, Corner Oxford & Newman Streets
Room: Newman

Taylors Lakes, VIC
When: Tuesday, 13 September
Time: from 7 pm 
Where: Taylors Lakes Hotel, 7 Melton Highway
Room: Atrium

Geelong, VIC
When: Wednesday, 14 September
Time: from 7 pm
Where: Club Cats - Simonds Stadium, Moorabool Street
Room: Alex Popescu (Reg Hickey Stand via the southern end-ramp)

Bulleen, VIC
When: Thursday, 15 September
Time: from 7 pm
Where: Veneto Club, 191 Bulleen Road
Room: Gondola

To keep an eye on numbers, please send a quick email to to let us know you'll be attending.

Hope to see you a one of these nights

You can find more information on game bird hunting in NSW here

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