COVID-19 Hunting Arrangements Tasmania

​​Specified areas of reserved land managed by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service have reopened for hunting. More information about any requirements in place when visiting reserves can be found on the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service website.

For information about where you can travel and requirements for gathering sizes and physical distancing see COVID-19 Hunting FAQs​.

Deer Hunting

The following conservation areas and regional reserves that were part of the 2020 Public Land Fallow Deer Ballot are open for deer hunting. Hunters successful in the 2020 antlerless season ballot can hunt the areas and times allocated to them.

Hunters successful in the antlerless season ballot but allocated a hunting time during the time conservation areas and regional reserves were closed to public access will be contacted by Game Services Tasmania to offer an alternative hunting period during the antlerless season.
  • Tooms Lake Conservation Area
  • Buxton River Conservation Area
  • St Pauls Regional Reserve
  • Castle Cary Regional Reserve
  • Top Marshes Conservation Area
  • Great Western Tiers Conservation Area
  • Five Mile Pinnacle Conservation Area
  • Central Plateau Conservation Area – Breton Rivulet and Mother Lord Plains
  • Great Western Tiers Conservation Area – Parsons and Clerk Mountain
  • Great Lake Conservation Area –Tumbledown Creek and Gunns Marsh
If you require any further information email Robin.Thompson@dpipwe.tas.gov.au​ or phone 03 6777 2157.

Duck Hunting

Duck hunting is permitted on the following Game and Regional Reserves and Conservation Areas declared open for the 2020 duck season which closes on Monday 8 June. 

  • Mounting Lagoon Game Reserve
  • Lake Tiberias Game Reserve
  • Farm Cove Game Reserve
  • North-East River Game Reserve
  • Waterhouse Conservation Area
  • Cameron Regional Reserve
  • Brushy Lagoon Conservation Area
If you require any further information email Robin.Thompson@dpipwe.tas.gov.au​​ or phone 03 6777 2157.

Pheasant Hunting

Persons who have purchased a pheasant licence and could not hunt due to the COVID-19 restricted movement or hunting arrangements can apply for a refund for the cost of their recreational pheasant licence. 

Complete the form below and return to  Wildlife.Reception@dpipwe.tas.gov.au​ by 31 December 2020.​

Muttonbird

The muttonbird season is now closed. Due to the closure of the following muttonbird rookeries in response to COVID-19 licence refunds are available to those who have purchased a muttonbird licence for these areas for the 2020 season. 

Complete the form below and return to Wildlife.Reception@dpipwe.tas.gov.au​ by 31 December 2020.

​NO HARVESTING OF MUTTONBIRDS was allowed on the following Reserves and Conservation Areas during the 2020 muttonbird season: 
​Hunter Group:
  • Harbour Islets - Conservation Area
  • Petrels Game Reserve
  • Ranger Point Rookery on Three Hummock Island State Reserve
  • Stack Island Game Reserve
  • Bird Island Game Reserve
King Island Group:
  • Badger Box - Conservation Area
  • Barrier Creek - Conservation Area
  • Bold Head - Conservation Area 
  • Boulder Point - State Reserve 
  • Cataraqui Point - Conservation Area
  • Fraser Bluff - Conservation Area
  • New Year Island Game Reserve
  • Red Hut - Conservation Area 
  • Rocky Point - State Reserve
  • Seal Rocks - State Reserve
  • Sandblow Point - Conservation Area
  • Whistler Point - Conservation Area

Fu​rneaux Group:
  • East Kangaroo Island Nature Reserve
  • Big Green Island Nature Reserve
  • Inner Sister Island - Conservation Area 
  • Outer Sister Island - Conservation Area
  • Little Chalky Island - Conservation Area
  • Little Dog Island - Game Reserve
  • Little Green Island - Conservation Area
  • Little  Island - Conservation Area
  • Marriot Reef - Conservation Area
  • Pasco Islands - Conservation Area
  • Passage Island - Conservation Area
  • Prime Seal Island - Conservation Area
  • Roydon Island - Conservation Area
  • Sentinel Island - Conservation Area
West​ Coast:
  • Ocean Beach - Conservation Area
  • Hannants Bight - Conservation Area
  • Pilots Bay - Conservation Area
  • Trumpeter Rock - Conservation Area
Private Islands:
The following privately owned islands are also closed by the landowner to the public.
  • Robbins Island 
  • Walkers Island
If you require any further information contact Greg.Hocking@dpipwe.tas.gov.au​ or phone 0408 177 830.



Further information

Contact

Game Services Tasmania
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3225
Email: gameservicestas@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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