-Us duck hunters aren't the only ones missing out on a full duck season this year. Most of us hunters travel and spend our hunters dollars in country town that rely on a full duck season as one of there incomes, now that the season has been cut down to only 5 weeks and with only a 3 bird bag limit most of us wont be wasting our time travelling around the state for a 3 bird bag limit. Having this modified season wont stop us passionate hunters from getting out there and making the most of this shortened season, most of us will just hunt locally rather than travel far distances to get our bag limit.
-This modified season isn't the only bad news for duck hunters, stay turned for all the wetlands that will be closed to hunting in the lead up to the duck season.
Season length (Modified)
Season opens – 8am on Saturday 2 May 2020
Season closes – 30 minutes after sunset on Monday 8 June 2020
Bag limits (Modified)
Daily bag limit of three game ducks per day for the entire season.
Hunting the Blue-winged Shoveler is prohibited for the 2020 season.
Opening weekend start times (Modified)
Hunting on the opening weekend will start at 8am on both Saturday 2 May and Sunday 3 May 2020.
Hunting closes half an hour after sunset on both days.
Rest of season hunting times
For the rest of the season, hunting times will start half an hour before sunrise and end half an hour after sunset.
Game Duck Species (Modified)
Seven of the eight species of game duck can be hunted during 2020. Species that can be hunted are the Pacific Black Duck, Mountain Duck , Chestnut Teal, Grey Teal, Pink-eared Duck, Wood Duck and Hardhead.