Field & Game Australia chief executive Dean O’Hara has slammed the Victorian government for not announcing its intentions regarding the 2020 duck season.
“FGA is disappointed with the lack of response by the government regarding a 2020 duck season,” he said.
“There has been little indication given as to when details of a season will be released.”
With 2020 game bird seasons announced for South Australia and Tasmania, Mr O’Hara and FGA chair Peter Hawker said they had been working diligently with the government lobbying for an announcement in Victoria.
“The organisation, its members and other sustainable hunters have been left at a standstill,” Mr Hawker said.
“Some people have been waiting to book leave, to plan their trips, to know if they can take part in their cultural heritage – none of which can be done without an announcement."