Hunting & Fishing


Preamble


Hunting & Fishing in Victoria has never been more under threat, since 2014 SFFP have been at the forefront of this de-fense in parliament, taking the fight to the government and the activists. Our dedication to improving and protecting recreational hunting & fishing in Victoria makes us a powerful voice.


Position


• Transfer management of State Game Reserves to the Game Management Authority


• Introduce a bill to enshrine the "right to hunt and gather" into the Victorian Constitution


• Continue to support the improvement of fishing facilities and boat ramps


• Improve and clearly define access to state game reserves


• Enforce transparency in the distribution of hunting and fishing license fees and boat registrations


• Give the GMA a role in promoting sustainable hunting


• Unwavering support for recreational duck hunting


• Protect the game status of deer in Victoria


• Introduce bow fishing for invasive fish species


• Push for improved access to sound moderators for hunters & recreational shooters


• Pressure government to provide pensioner discounts for hunting licenses


• Continue to campaign for more public land to be made available for hunting & fishing


• Engage with charities to take-up meat from recreational hunters and fishers to improve the viability of recreationally harvested meat in the commercial sector


• Continue to support and advocate for hound hunters