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The 2022 Duck Open Season in South Australia is now closed.

To find out about the general conditions that applied in the 2022 Open Season click here.

Hunting permit

A duck hunting permit is required to take/hunt duck during an open season. Duck hunters are required to pass the Waterfowl Identification Test to obtain a permit.

Voluntary hunter survey

Hunters are encouraged to complete the 2022 voluntary hunter survey for the open season by 1 September 2022. This survey provides useful information on the abundance of particular species that can provide indications of waterfowl population and distributions. This can provide valuable data to inform the declaration of future open seasons. See link to survey here.