META Hunter Surveys
2011 Hunting in Victoria
 
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META stands for "Managing the Environment using Truth & Accountability". It is META's mission to protect the recreational hunting rights of ordinary Victorians, and to improve the hunting experience. In support of these goals, licensed Victorian hunters are invited to express their opinions, wishes, and concerns in the following survey. Results drawn from your responses will be published for all to see.

The META surveys contains the same four sections as the DSE Hunting Surveys. These being General, Duck, Quail and Deer. Please ensure that you complete the General Hunting section first, followed by any of the other three that apply to your hunting activities during 2011. All answers and personal data are strictly confidential and will only be used to fight for the hunting rights of ordinary Victorians.

Survey results are regularly updated within a comprehensive database maintained by the META Committee. The results can be accessed here, or can be obtained in printed form by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to META Hunting Surveys, P.O.Box 7034, Cranbourne North, Vic. 3977. Please ensure that your name and contact details are complete before submitting your survey.
 
General Hunting in Victoria
 
1 Did you hunt in Victoria during 2011? Yes No

If yes, what did you hunt?
Duck Deer Quail Rabbit Hare Fox Pig Goat
 
2 Which hunting organization do you belong to?
Organization Branch
Australian Deer Association (ADA) 
Field & Game Australia (FGA) 
Sporting Shooters Association (SSAA) 
Other 

 
3 Did you take part in any of the following education and/or conservation activities in 2011?
Hunting Organization Education sessions
DSE Education sessions
Game identification in the field
Viewing the "Ducks In Sight" video
Shooting practice (eg: Clay Targets)
Duck Fever/Hunter Hangout Nights
Game Conservation Activity
Predator/Vermin Eradication
Bird Count Participation

4 Did you receive or see any of the following hunter education material in 2011?
"Victorian Hunting Guide 2011"
A4 Leaflet "Duck Hunting In Victoria 2011"

5 How would you like to renew your Game License?
In person at nearest DSE office
By cheque in the mail
BPay
By telephone & credit card
Over the Internet
Australia Post BillPay

6 Did you receive an official 2011 DSE Hunter Survey form? Yes No
If yes, did you complete it and return it to the DSE? Yes No
If not, why not?

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Duck Hunting in Victoria
 
1 Did you hunt ducks in Victoria during the 2011 open season? Yes No
If no, proceed to the next section for the Quail Surveys
 
2 Did you hunt ducks on the Opening Saturday (March 16, 2011)? Yes No
 
3 Did you hunt ducks on the Opening Sunday (March 17, 2011)? Yes No
 
4 On how many days after opening weekend did you hunt ducks in Victoria?
 
5 Please indicate the nearest town and type of land hunted during the 2011 Season.
For Period Nearest Town Public Private
Opening Saturday (16Mar02) 
Opening Sunday (17Mar02) 
Rest Of Season (18Mar02 to 10Jun02) 
 
6 Please indicate the total number of ducks that you took on opening weekend, and during the
remainder of the season. Please be accurate and do not include ducks taken by other hunters.
Opening Opening Rest Of
Species Saturday Sunday Season
Black Duck 
Mountain Duck 
Grey Teal 
Chestnut Teal 
Blue Wing Shoveler 
Hardhead 
Pink-Ear Duck 
Wood Duck 
        Total 
 
7 How many times did you achieve your bag during the 2011 Season?
What do you consider the regular Bag Limit should have been for the 2011 Season?
 
8 Please rate the DSE's performance in managing opportunities for duck hunting in 2011.
Excellent Good Average Poor Very Poor Not Sure
 
9 Please indicate your Waterfowl Identification Test (WIT) Grade of: AA A B C
 
10 How much did you spend on Duck Hunting during 2011 for each of the following?
Description Amount $
Fuel, Motor Vehicle Expenses, Travel Expenses 
Accommodation, Lodging, Camping Fees 
Food, Supplies, Clothing 
Hunting Accessories 
Guns & Ammunition 
Government Licences & Taxes 
Hunting Membership Fees 
Other costs incurred while duck hunting 
        Total 
 
11 What percentage of your total ducks taken were for human consumption? %
 
12 How many ducks did you wound (dropped but got away)?
 
13 Which Duck Hunting Regulation do you consider most unjustified?
 
14 What/who do you consider is the biggest threat to Duck Hunting in Victoria?
 
15 What single species would you like added to the Victorian Game list?
 
16 Overall, please rate the DSE's performance in Duck Game Management in 2011.
Excellent Good Average Poor Very Poor Not Sure
 
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Quail Hunting in Victoria
 
1 Did you hunt quail in the 2011 open season? Yes No
If no, proceed to the next section for the Deer Surveys
 
2 Did you hunt quail on the Opening Saturday (April 6, 2011)? Yes No
 
3 Did you hunt quail on the Opening Sunday (April 7, 2011)? Yes No
 
4 On how many days after opening weekend did you hunt quail in Victoria?
 
5 Please indicate the total number of quail taken being as accurate as possible.
Opening Saturday , Opening Sunday , Rest of Season
 
6 Please indicate the hunting method/s that you used to hunt quail.
For Period Walk Up Gundog
Opening Saturday (06Apr02)
Opening Sunday (07Apr02)
Rest of Season (08Apr02 to 30Jun02)
 
7 Please indicate the nearest town to where you hunted quail in 2011 and the type of
habitat on which you hunted.
For Period Nearest Town Stubble Grass Other
Opening Saturday 
Opening Sunday 
Rest of Season 
 
8 Did you hunt quail on a State Game Reserve? Yes No
If yes, which one(s)?
 
9 Did you see any immature (young) quail while hunting? Yes No
If yes, please give the following details.
Location , Time of Year , Numbers Seen
 
10 Did you see any Plains Wanderers while hunting? Yes No
If yes, please give location where seen
 
11 Please rate the DSE's performance in managing opportunities for quail hunting in 2011.
Excellent Good Average Poor Very Poor Not Sure
 
12 How much did you spend on Quail Hunting during 2011 for each of the following?
Description Amount $
Fuel, Motor Vehicle Expenses, Travel Expenses 
Accommodation, Lodging, Camping Fees 
Food, Supplies, Clothing 
Hunting Accessories 
Guns & Ammunition 
Government Licences & Taxes 
Hunting Membership Fees 
Other costs incurred while quail hunting 
        Total 
 
13 What percentage of your total quail taken were for human consumption? %
 
14 What/who do you consider is the biggest threat to Quail Hunting in Victoria?
 
15 What single species would you like added to the Victorian Game list?
 
16 Overall, please rate the DSE's performance in Quail Game Management in 2011.
Excellent Good Average Poor Very Poor Not Sure
 
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Deer Hunting in Victoria
 
1 Did you hunt deer in Victoria during the 2011 open season? Yes No
If no, proceed to the next section to provide your Personal Details
 
2 How many days did you hunt deer in Victoria during the 2011 open season?
 
3 Which species of deer did you hunt in Victoria during 2011?
Hog Sambar Red Fallow
 
4 Please show the total number of deer that you personally took during 2011 in the table
below. Also show the number of hunting trips and days that you hunted each species.
Number Hunting Days Deer
Species Taken Trips Hunting Seen
Hog Deer 
Sambar (Stalking) 
Sambar (Hounds) 
Red Deer 
Fallow Deer 
        Total 
 
5 Please indicate the hunting methods used to hunt each species of deer.
Rifle Bow Scent
Species Stalking Stalking Hounds Gundogs
Hog Deer
Sambar Deer
Red Deer
Fallow Deer
 
6 If you hunted Sambar Deer using scent-trailing hounds please indicate the following.
Average number of hunters in group Average number of hounds in group
 
7 Please indicate the following for where you hunted deer during 2011.
State National Private
Species Nearest Town Forrest Park Land
Hog Deer 
Sambar (Stalking) 
Sambar (Hounds) 
Red Deer 
Fallow Deer 
 
8 Please rate the DSE's performance in managing opportunities for deer hunting in 2011.
Excellent Good Average Poor Very Poor Not Sure
 
9 How much did you spend on Deer Hunting during 2011 for each of the following?
Description Amount $
Fuel, Motor Vehicle Expenses, Travel Expenses 
Accommodation, Lodging, Camping Fees 
Food, Supplies, Clothing 
Hunting Accessories 
Guns & Ammunition 
Government Licences & Taxes 
Hunting Membership Fees 
Other costs incurred while deer hunting 
        Total 
 
10 What percentage of your total deer taken were for human consumption? %
 
11 What/who do you consider is the biggest threat to Deer Hunting in Victoria?
 
12 What single species would you like added to the Victorian Game list?
 
13 Overall, please rate the DSE's performance in Deer Game Management in 2011.
Excellent Good Average Poor Very Poor Not Sure
 
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Personal Details
 
All answers and personal data are strictly confidential. Name and Email Address must be supplied, these are used by META to identify legitimate survey replies received via this service. Survey results are updated weekly, and are made available to all as a true statement of Victorian recreational hunter opinion and statistics.
 
Name 
Address 
City 
Postcode 
Phone Number 
Email Address 
Occupation 

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