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Game reserves 2019 - opening times and exclusions

Chowilla, Moorook and Loch Luna Game Reserves

From 15 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset on the following days, Chowilla, Moorook and Loch Luna Game Reserves are open to hunting:

  • Saturday 16 March 2019
  • Sunday 17 March 2019
  • Saturday 6 April 2019
  • Sunday 7 April 2019
  • Saturday 4 May 2019
  • Sunday 5 May 2019
  • Saturday 18 May 2019
  • Sunday 19 May 2019
  • Saturday 1 June 2019
  • Sunday 2 June 2019
  • Saturday 29 June 2019
  • Sunday 30 June 2019

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

These reserves will be open from 15 minutes before sunrise on Saturday 16 March 2019 until 30 minutes after sunset on Sunday 30 June 2019.

Bool Lagoon Game Reserve

Bool Lagoon Game Reserves is CLOSED for the 2019 open season. 

The department 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.

Game Reserves - Reserve information

Spatial exclusions exist within a number of South Australian Game Reserves. If hunting in Chowilla, Moorook, Loch Luna or Tolderol, refer to the information below.

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 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.
  • an area of Wachtels Lagoon being the land and water contained within and bounded by a line commencing at 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.

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

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

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.

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

View a map of 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.

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

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

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