Victoria's duck hunting season a risk to breeding populations, experts warn

The Victorian Game Management Authority says season will end three weeks early because of low numbers

Bird experts have warned that the population security of popular game birds could be at risk if the 2019 duck hunting season goes ahead.

The Victorian Game Management Authority said it had decided to end the duck season three weeks early, allowing shooters nine weeks instead of 12 to hunt, because “prevailing and persistent dry conditions” had reduced duck numbers.

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Source: The Guardian
Victoria's duck hunting season a risk to breeding populations, experts warn