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2020 duck open season COVID-19 update

The 2020 South Australian Duck Open Season remains open to South Australian permit holders. All hunters are reminded to follow government guidelines on social distancing.

No further open season permits will be issued to hunters from interstate due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions. Existing non-South Australian 2020 duck open season permit holders should contact the DEW Fauna Permits Unit on (08) 8124 4972 or DEWFaunaPermitsUnit@sa.gov.au with refund enquiries. Please note that refunded open season permits will not be valid for the 2020 open season should travel restrictions ease. 

 

Duck hunting

Only allowed during a declared Duck Hunting Open Season and only for Prescribed Species. An Open Season Duck Hunting Permit is required. Please see the Information You Need to Know - Open Season Duck Hunting Permit  which summarises the regulatory requirements you must comply with.To apply for this permit, fill out the online form.

Quail hunting

Only allowed during a declared Quail Hunting Open Season. An Open Season Quail Hunting Permit is required. Please see the Information You Need to Know - Open Season Quail Hunting Permit which summarises the regulatory requirements you must comply with. To apply for this permit, fill out the online form.

Hunting for feral animals, including deer
A Basic Hunting Permit is required. Please see the Information You Need to Know - Basic Hunting Permit which summarises the regulatory requirements you must comply with. To apply for this permit, fill out the online form.

Hunting other native animals
Some native animals are not protected by legislation, but you may still need a permit to take them from the wild.

  • A Basic Hunting Permit is required to take unprotected animals listed on Schedule 10. To apply for this permit, fill out the online form. See a list of unprotected animals.
  • A permit is required to take juvenile galahs and juvenile little corellas. To apply for this permit, download the form.
  • A permit is required to take galahs or little corellas by trapping. To apply for this permit, download the form.

Aboriginal hunting and gathering

  • A hunting permit is not required if an Aboriginal person hunts an animal to be used in food for the hunter or his or her dependents, or solely for cultural purposes of Aboriginal origin.
  • A hunting permit is required if an Aboriginal person hunts an animal to sell.
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