Op­por­tu­nity in Tas­ma­nia

Main­lan­ders don’t usu­ally equate Tas­ma­nia with dry con­di­tions and last year the lack of water lim­ited op­por­tu­nity for duck hunters, but the turn­around has been swift and com­plete.

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Peter Lowe, pres­i­dent of South East Field & Game said the sea­son was look­ing “pretty good”, mainly due to the re­turn of sig­nif­i­cant water.

“There are plenty of birds around at the mo­ment and from what we’ve ob­served, they bred twice this year,” he said.

“This year we have the best con­di­tions ever, all the holes are full all over the state; we should have the best sea­son ever.”

A lot of duck hunt­ing in Tas­ma­nia is on pri­vate prop­erty but Peter said Craig­bourne Dam, part of an ir­ri­ga­tion scheme and a pop­u­lar spot for trout fish­ing, would be his open­ing week­end des­ti­na­tion.

Moult­ing La­goon gets a fair num­ber of shoot­ers, and even a cou­ple of pro­test­ers in point­less pink tu­tus.

“Most of the hunters know their lo­cal farm­ers; they all have pri­vate places they like to go,” he said.

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