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The 2023 Duck Open Season in South Australia is now closed.

To find out about the general conditions that applied in the 2023 Open Season.

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 2023 voluntary hunter survey for the open season by 1 September 2023. 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. Please find a link to the online survey or download the PDF form.