Game reserves 2017 opening times

Chowilla, Moorook and Loch Luna Game Reserves

From 15 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset on the following days:

  • Saturday 18 February 2017
  • Sunday 19 February 2017
  • Saturday 4 March 2017
  • Sunday 5 March 2017
  • Saturday 25 March 2017
  • Sunday 26 March 2017
  • Saturday 8 April 2017
  • Sunday 9 April 2017
  • Saturday 6 May 2017
  • Sunday 7 May 2017
  • Saturday 27 May 2017
  • Sunday 28 May 2017
  • Saturday 24 June 2017
  • Sunday 25 June 2017.

Currency Creek Game Reserve, Lake Robe Game Reserve, Mud Islands Game Reserve, Poocher Swamp Game Reserve, Tolderol Game Reserve

From 15 minutes before sunrise on Saturday 18 February 2017 until 30 minutes after sunset on Sunday 25 June 2017.

Bucks Lake Game Reserve and Bool Lagoon Game Reserve

Bucks Lake and Bool Lagoon Game Reserves are CLOSED for the 2017 open season. 

The Director National Parks and Wildlife, DEWNR, may close a Reserve by posting a notice to that effect at any commonly used entrance to that Reserve, where it is in the interests of conservation to do so.

Pike Floodplain

From 15 minutes before sunrise and 30 minutes after sunset on Saturdays and Sundays only, between Saturday 18 February 2017 and Sunday 25 June 2017.

Game reserves - reserve information

Chowilla Game Reserve

The open season applies to the whole reserve, subject to the following exclusions:
  • For safety reasons, all of the area within 500 m radius centred upon the Chowilla Homestead, shearing shed, Lock 6 on the River Murray, the Chowilla Creek Regulator and Coombool Outstation (homestead) including any portion of creeks or waterbodies within 500 m of these sites.

View a map of the Chowilla Game Reserve indicating the areas where open season hunting can occur. 

Moorook Game Reserve

The open season applies to all the Reserve, subject to the following exclusions.

  • The western boundary of Sections 474, 475 and 476 Hundred of Moorook, County of Albert, adjacent to the Kingston-Loxton Highway.
  • The area of Wacthels Lagoon bounded by the following coordinates: E 442748, N 6210926, then south-easterly to E 443079, N 6210458, then south-easterly to E 443268, N 6209307, then westerly to E 442454, N 6209208, then north-easterly to E 441377, N 6209958, then north-easterly to the point of commencement 

View a map of the Moorook Game Reserve indicating the areas where open season hunting can occur. 

Please contact the Natural Resources Centre - Berri for more information to ensure hunting only occurs in permitted areas. 

Loch Luna Game Reserve

The open season applies to all creeks and associated backwaters of the Reserve excluding:

  • a 500 m radius of any house or outbuilding, and within 300 m of any road or bridge; and
  • for safety reasons, the open season does not apply to all of the area within 500 metres radius of the homestead of Section 706 McIntosh Division Hundred of Cobdogla Irrigation Area.

Note: Access to Loch Luna is mainly by boat – all hunters should be aware of dangerous quicksand in a number of areas.

View a map of the Loch Luna Game Reserve indicating the areas where open season hunting can occur. 

Tolderol Game Reserve

The open season applies to the whole reserve, subject to the following exclusions:

The area of Tolderol Game Reserve being the land and water west of a line commencing at E 332052, N 6084977, south to E 332014, N 6083738.

View a map of Tolderol Game Reserve indicating the areas where open season hunting can occur.

Pike Floodplain

The open season applies to the whole area, subject to the following exclusions: 

The exclusions are all contained within the Pike Mundic floodplain crown lands and bounded by the Murray River to the west, the Sturt Highway to the North and East, and Stanitzki and Letton Roads to the east and south and includes:

  • all creeks and back waters north and west of:
    • Pike River 300 metres upstream (wsw) of the confluence of Pike River and Rumpagunya Creek and North of Tanyaca lagoon until the boundary of Pike River Conservation Park
    • all crown lands north of Pike River Conservation Park.

View a map of the Pike Floodplain indicating the areas where open season hunting can occur.

All lines are geodesics based on the Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 (GDA94).