A move by several Victorian crossbench politicians to stop the 2019 Duck Season and push for a permanent ban has had the opposite effect with the major parties supporting hunting.
"It's a legitimate recreational activity that many Victorians participate in, " Acting Premier Jacinta Allan said on Monday.
"We have no plans to change that."
In a media statement lone Animal Justice Party MP Andy Meddick claimed anti-hunting statements from newly minted Liberal member for Brighton, James Newbury as "cross party support" but the Liberal-Nationals coalition quickly came out to also back duck hunters.
"Every year almost at the start of duck season someone comes out and calls for banning duck season," opposition agriculture spokesman and Nationals Leader Peter Walsh said.
"I would have thought for new crossbenchers in the upper house there is a lot more important issues in Victoria than talking about duck hunting."
Mr Meddick, the only surviving Green in the Parliament Samantha Ratnam, and Reason Party's Fiona Patten's announced they would join with other crossbenchers to convince the re-elected Labor government to ban duck hunting.
According to reports about half the 11-member crossbench in the upper house, including two members of the Derryn Hinch Justice Party are supportive.