Native waterbirds need you now!
2021 duck shooting season commences Wednesday May 26
The courage and commitment of thousands of brave duck rescuers over the past 35 years, along with the sensational media coverage their actions have generated, has caused a turn-around in public thinking on the recreational duck shooting issue.
This shift in public opinion has meant that some 87,000 duck shooters have been culled from Victorian wetlands, which in turn has saved the lives of millions of birds.
There were 100,000 Victorian duck shooters in 1986 when the campaign commenced, but today only 13,000 active duck shooters remain. This dwindling number makes up only 0.2 per cent of all Victorians.
Despite the unacceptable cruelty and high wounding rate; the long-term decline in so-called ‘game’ species (90% over four decades); opposition to duck shooting by the majority of Victorians; the inevitable shooting of protected and threatened species and flagrant unlawfulness by shooters, the Victorian Andrews Labor Government has announced a heavily reduced, 20-day recreational duck shooting season commencing Wednesday May 26 until Monday June 14, 2021.
Join the Coalition Against Duck Shooting (CADS) for details on attending duck rescue.