Be ready before duck season starts: game authority

HUNTERS are being urged to familiarise themselves with new regulations ahead of the opening of the duck season. 

The season will start at 9am next Saturday as part of a trial which has moved the opening to daylight hours. 

Next Sunday's start time has changed to 8am, with start times to revert to 30 minutes before sunrise for the rest of the season. 

Bag limits of 10 birds per person each day have remained and hunting of the blue-winged shoveler is banned due to low population numbers.