All clear in deer hunt­ing op­er­a­tion

Mansfield Courier - - PROPERTY GUIDE -

A JOINT op­er­a­tion be­tween Vic­to­ria Po­lice and Game Man­age­ment Author­ity tar­get­ing en­force­ment and com­pli­ance of deer shoot­ers within the Alpine area over the long week­end de­tected no of­fences.

Op­er­a­tion Elmer 2018 was con­ducted on Fri­day and Satur­day of the Queen’s Birth­day week­end and in­volved check­ing camp­ing sites and re-it­er­at­ing leg­is­la­tion and other re­quire­ments to hun­ters.

Ac­cord­ing to Vic­to­ria Po­lice, the in­ter­ac­tion was very well re­ceived by the hun­ters.

A to­tal of 45 per­sons were spo­ken to, 35 ve­hi­cles checked and 32 pre­lim­i­nary breath tests taken.

No of­fences were de­tected (ei­ther traf­fic or firearm re­lated) with 100 per cent com­pli­ance by all those checked.

Au­thor­i­ties said they were very pleased that shoot­ers were com­ply­ing with the rel­e­vant leg­is­la­tion.

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