Ok, Been going to post on this for the last couple of days, ever since I found out, but events generally have been working against me.
Its TIME, yes folks…DUCK SEASON is ON.
It was announced earlier this week, that from the 21st of March we will have a season here in Victoria for the first time in three years, albeit a reduced in length one and with reduced / modified bag limits.
BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT HAS PISSED ME OFF.
I will elaborate further shortly, but first some background. Over the last three years the seasons have been cancelled due to a stagnation of the population of game waterfowl and a lack of water to shoot on or both a lack of water and reduced breeding habitat.
So this year, they have determined, that’s the gummite as a result of the advisory board who suggest it’s a GO!, we will have a season. Maximum number of game birds to be taken each day is 5. Normally this is TEN except for the opening day of the season, in which case it was 20 birds.
Now, if we have numbers that are UP or have increased across Australia and they decide yes. I can live with that. What I have a problem with is that we have FUCK ALL water on witch too shoot, this then means that what birds you do have, congregate on what little water we have, thus , now dragging every fucking shooter on the planet onto those waters. AM I STARTING TO BUILD A BAD PICTURE.
I hope so, because its also the gummits responsibility and NOT JUST THE SHOOTERS, to ensure its conducted safely. What we will have this year is DEATH to a HUMAN or HUMANS as a result of too many hunters on too few swamps, then for good measure throw in some underage tree huggers and you have a recipe for disaster of epic fucking proportions.
What I should also point out, is that in the state of NSW, in which Duck season is banned, is that every year around December onward on the RICE FIELDs, Ducks are classified as VERMIN. WHY, well what happens is they sow the rice crops in and good old Mr Black duck or Pink eared duck or Teal or hell, maybe even Wood Duck, descend on them and basically eat the fucking paddies out over night. I SHIT YOU NOT, the sky almost goes black with the fuckers, they shoot and leave, they poison and fuck knows what else. ITS JUST A WASTE. Especially when I love the taste of wild duck.
I will not be going this year for the Victorian season.
Too little water and too many shooters on that water, I value my life and now have ZERO Value for the DNRE or Hunting Advisory committee.
Total fuckwits the lot of them. Talk about poor game management and almost guaranteeing that some poor bugger will get accidentally shot.
Fuckwits the lot of them..