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On the 2nd February 2024, 200+ people gathered to celebrate two unique events, in Adelaide, Riverland & Southeast of South Australia as part of the 2024 CHASA Duckwise Information Night, which is a unique event to provide vital information for the Conservation & Hunting Community of South Australia. We celebrate what is Celebrated annually on 2 February, World Wetlands Day which aims to raise global awareness about the vital role in the Conservation of wetlands for our wildlife, our people and the planet.

We also celebrated the Open seasons for Duck Hunting and Quail Hunting which have been declared for South Australia in 2024.

The season declarations follow an assessment of climate data and forecasts, landscape and wetland condition, and waterfowl abundance. The potential impacts of hunting activities on the conservation and sustainability of waterfowl populations and stakeholder feedback were also considered as part of the assessment.
The open season begins at sunrise on Saturday 16 March 2024 and ends at sunset on Sunday 30 June 2024.

“Bringing together hunters, government and other organisations in maintaining South Australia’s wild places and the ethical harvesting of wild food.”
CHASA President Mr Graham Stopp in his opening speech addressed the crowd by thanking the Malinauskas Government on the announcement of the 2024 Duck and Quail Hunting Season. It is an affirmation of the right of all South Australians to harvest healthy wild food sustainably. He also indicated that we are working towards having other discussions with the department on other matters and any outcomes of news will be forwarded.

He also has asked all hunters to adhere to the conditions of the hunting permits whilst hunting and follow the Code of Practice for the humane destruction of native wildlife which applies in South Australia.

The evening event also presented information from the hunter report cards to members Duck and Quail Data for members to have a better understanding on what is taken out in the field in 2023.

On show there were cooking demonstrations and a taste of different organically grown and fresh harvested native cuisine on offer, Taxidermy displays, Ear mould protection, including many other products for members to enjoy.

Overall another successful night.

Thanks to all involved for their support.

Phillip  Papaioannou
CHASA Duckwise WIT Training Coordinator.