Hunt at Heart Morass 2024

Hunting at the Heart Morass during the Victorian duck season 2024

The Heart Morass is an incredible feat of conservation work by hunters, with over 3,000 acres of beautiful wetland. You can read more about the Heart Morass on the Wetlands Environmental Taskforce's Facebook page.

Keys to the Heart Morass for use during the 2024 Victorian Duck Season can be obtained by making a donation of $80 to Wetlands Environmental Taskforce; donations (cash only) will be accepted from 9am on Saturday,  February 24. 

The process for purchasing a key for access during 2024 is as follows:

  1. Download, print and fill out the 2024 Conditions of Entry form.
  2. Take your completed form, your current Field & Game Australia membership card, and your $80 cash donation (sorry, no cards will be accepted; CASH ONLY) in person to H & S Firearms in Sale, Victoria (Shop 6/61 Princes Hwy, Sale) from 9am on Saturday, February 24. 
  3. You will then receive your key, a copy of the conditions, and a map of the Heart Morass. The key will give you access from 8am on Saturday, March 9, 2024.

Please note: Hunter numbers for the season opening will be limited to 200! Hunter numbers at Heart Morass for the remainder of the 2024 season will be unlimited.

If you have any questions, please call Gary Howard on 0427 432 540.

Important information on PFAS contamination and current health advice

In 2018 the Department of Defence released its Final Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment (HHERA) of the PFAS contamination site around the RAAF Base East Sale which includes Heart Morass. The Executive Summary can be found here: 

Details of the Department of Defence PFAS investigation into RAAF East Sale can be found here

Files available for download