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When an Open Season is declared, there will be a general season opening and closing dates, but specific conditions and exclusions may be applicable to each game reserve.

In 2021 Duck open season began 15 minutes prior to sunrise on Saturday 20 March 2021 and closed 30 minutes after sunset on Sunday 27 June 2021. On each permitted day hunting could commence 15 minutes prior to sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.

Hunting was permitted in 2021 on any day within the declared period in Bucks Lake Game Reserve, Currency Creek Game Reserve, Lake Robe Game Reserve, Mud Islands Game Reserve, Poocher Swamp Game Reserve and Tolderol Game Reserve.

The following restricted dates were applicable to Chowilla Game Reserve, Loch Luna Game Reserve, and Moorook Game Reserve:

  • Saturday 20 March 2021
  • Sunday 21 March 2021
  • Saturday 1 May 2021
  • Sunday 2 May 2021
  • Saturday 15 May 2021
  • Sunday 16 May 2021
  • Saturday 29 May 2021
  • Sunday 30 May 2021
  • Saturday 26 June 2021
  • Sunday 27 June 2021

Bool Lagoon was closed for hunting in 2021.

In addition, exclusion zones applied within a number of Game Reserves. If you would like any further information on exclusion zones in Game Reserves during the 2021 Duck Open Seaspn, please contact DEW.WildlifePolicy@sa.gov.au.

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