Monitoring and research

A strong focus on research and monitoring will continue to support evidence-based decision-making.

Actions

3.1 Undertake research, monitoring and evaluation – by:

  • monitoring to measure the success of the Waterfowl Wounding Reduction Action Plan
  • ongoing quail abundance surveying to monitor population trends and ensure the sustainability of quail hunting
  • repeating the hog deer abundance and distribution study
  • conducting deer research that determines the contribution of different types of recreational hunting as a deer control tool both for initial and ongoing deer reduction programs.

3.2 Develop a game duck adaptive harvest management

Framework and strategy – continue this important work by engaging technical experts to provide guidance on the identification of sustainable levels of harvest for reference during development of the harvest framework and strategy in consultation with key stakeholders.

Page last updated: 7 December 2021