This eagerly anticipated event in the WGAA calendar is always popular with members. With only two weeks until the annual duck opening season this WGAA event is ideally placed to help polish member’s gundog’s retrieving skills. Many thanks to the landowners and all the helpers who set up realistic retrieves for the real thing in two weeks. This WGAA event slots in neatly with sustainable hunting as promoted in the Game Management Authority’s manual – Game Hunting in Victoria. Duck opening has always been a red-letter day for duck hunters. Heralding the start of the 3-month season, it has over the decades been seen as the spiritual commencement of the hunter’s year. Many an old, seen it all duck hunter, was introduced to hunting by his father or grandfather at duck opening, and over the years it has become one of the great Australian outdoor traditions.
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