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Session: 59 Parliament First Session Sitting: 2020 House: LC
QP Reference No: NP 53 Question Number: 1848

Asked By: Hayes Clifford Party: Sustainable Australia Addressed To: Agriculture
Asked Date: Mar 3, 2020

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MR HAYES — To ask the Minister for Agriculture: In relation to the areas that duck shooting is permitted:
(1) What is the number of public lakes, rivers, wetlands, creeks, waterways and streams where shooting is allowed.
(2) When will complete and accurate maps showing the permissible shooting areas be available to the public.
(3) What is the minimum safety buffer distance from people's homes that shooting is allowed.

The Victorian hunting maps show where game and pest animal hunting is permitted on public land in
Victoria. These can be accessed via the More to Explore app, More to Explore on line maps or web-based
maps available at The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning is the
developer and owner of these maps.

Shooting onto or from private property without the consent of the landowner or occupier is a significant
offence under the Firearms Act 1996. Specific questions with regard to firearm use should be directed to
the Minister for Police, the Hon Lisa Neville MP, for response.

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