Field & Game Australia welcomes a full stubble quail season for Victoria in 2020.
The season starts on April 4 and closes on June 30 – with a daily bag limit of 20 birds.
Hunters may only harvest stubble quail from half an hour before sunrise, to half an hour after sunset during the allocated season.
“This is very welcome announcement, and further demonstrates government commitment to hunters in Victoria,” FGA chief executive Dean O’Hara said.
“We now look forward to a similar announcement with regards to the 2020 duck season.”
Mr O’Hara said FGA has advocated for both seasons in 2020 and is the first to acknowledge there needs to be more data on stubble quail and waterfowl alike.
For this reason he said the organisation fully supports the Game Management Authority’s proposal to undertake that research on stubble quail and looks forward to seeing what is sure to be positive results.
“FGA would like to remind all game bird hunters – members and non-members – of the new regulations in place for all game bird hunting,” he added.
“As stated on the GMA website: ‘Hunters will be required to immediately recover downed game birds after they are shot and to salvage at least the breast meat from harvested birds’.”
For more information on the 2020 stubble quail season go to the GMA website at gma.vic.gov.au