Waterfowl Hunting Season Opening Tomorrow

Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture

The 2019 Waterfowl Hunting Season resumes at 6am tomorrow, 25 September,for 15 weeks.

Department of Tourism, Sport and Cultures Acting Director WildlifeOperations, Peter Ross, said this years 15-week season has increased to adaily bag limit of seven magpie geese and 10 ducks per person.

All waterfowl hunters are required to have a waterfowl hunting permitprior to hunting on reserves, Mr Ross said.

Hunters are reminded that Lead and Zinc shot is toxic to theenvironment and at high enough levels can also cause health issues in humans.Toxic shot is banned on all hunting reserves when hunting waterfowl.

We want everyone to enjoy themselves safely and legally and alsoremember to Be Crocwise when hunting in and around waterways.

Parks and Wildlife rangers conduct random patrols of hunting grounds toensure hunters have their permits with them, so make sure you are across yourpermit conditions.

The Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture would like to advise the followingupdated information for the 2019-2020 Waterfowl Hunting season.

OPEN: 6.00am 25 September 2019

CLOSE: 7.30pm 23 December 2019 (Howard Springs Hunting Reserve and LambellsLagoon Conservation Reserve)

7.30pm 6 January 2020 all other locations

SHOOTING TIMES:

October: 6.00amand 7.00pm

November: 5.45amand 7.15pm

December: 5.45amand 7.30pm

January: 6.00amand 7.30pm

HUNTING RESERVES:Shoal Bay Coastal Reserve, Howard Springs Hunting Reserve, Lambells LagoonConservation Reserve and Harrison Dam Conservation Reserve

ALLOWED SPECIES: PacificBlack Duck, Grey Teal, Magpie Goose, Hardhead Duck, Maned Duck, WanderingWhistling Duck, Plumed Whistling Duck, Pink-eared Duck

For moreinformation and to apply visit www.nt.gov.au/waterfowl

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