HUNTERS and protesters are being asked to act responsibly when the 2019 duck season begins on Saturday.
The Game Management Authority is warning hunters that those who do the wrong thing risk fines of up to $38,000 and jail terms as well as the loss of licenses and firearms.
Hunters were being reminded of a daily bag limit of four ducks per person on opening weekend, with five game ducks per day for the remainder of the season.
The hunting of the blue-wing shoveler will be prohibited, with a number of wetlands across the state closed to protect or prevent disturbance of threatened birds.
The authority's CEO Graeme Ford also warned protesters that while they had a right to protest they had to do so safely and legally.
"There are significant penalties should protesters unlawfully enter in, or remain on a specified hunting area, or interfere with or harass hunters,” he said.
Details of the 2019 duck season, including fact sheets about any wetland closures throughout the season, were available on the GMA website.
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