The 2020 Victorian Duck Season advice provided by the Game Management Authority to the Victorian Government has been released publicly.
Field & Game Australia has been asking for the release of this advice to provide transparency around the decision-making process. We welcome the Victorian Government’s decision to make it public.
It shows that the final decision, which was made after weeks of delays, was not a political compromise. The 2020 Victorian Duck Season reflects the advice provided by the GMA in December.
Field & Game Australia advocated for a more liberal season, so while we disagree on the outcome, we are encouraged that the decision was based on the advice of the expert body and not unduly influenced by anti-hunting groups.