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Peter Walsh MP:
Statement on the 2021 duck season

Hunters loss due to COVID lockdowns.

By Portal Admin - 8th February 2021 - Back to News

A severely restricted 2021 duck season is the clearest message yet that Daniel Andrews and Labor have turned their back on regional Victorians.

Heavy restrictions to recreational hunters

After a wet year, the Andrews Labor Governments declaration of a 20-day season with heavy restrictions on bag limits is the season to declare when you are moving to destroy hunting in Victoria by stealth. Its the second year in a row that hunters have lost their season after Daniel Andrews COVID shutdowns in 2020.

With current data showing duck numbers are at a sustainable level and following above-average rainfall in eastern Australia in the past 12 months, the hunting community had looked forward to a full 12-week season as legislated. Instead, the Andrews Labor Government has ignored the science and moved to regulate a recreational activity that generates $356 million for our state out of existence. For those who think this is just about duck hunting its not.

Obvious preference for green votes

The Andrews Labor Government will sell out any Victorian to secure radical green votes in the city. Along with attacks on hard-working Victorians in the timber industry, it shows that Daniel Andrews and Labor will go to any lengths for green preferences even if it means destroying critical regional sectors. The Liberal Nationals strongly support Victorias tens of thousands of recreational hunters. Meanwhile, Daniel Andrews has again shown he doesnt care for those who live, work and recreate in regional Victoria.


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