Hound hunting for sambar deer is a dynamic, exciting and co-operative pursuit. It's not for everyone, but it is something that every deer hunter should try at least once.
Any hunter wishing to hunt sambar deer with the aid of hounds must have a Game Licence that authorises the use of hounds. This applies to all existing and new Victorian and interstate hunters wishing to hunt Sambar Deer with hounds. Juniors (aged 12 to 17 years) and international visitors have the opportunity to hunt without doing the test while under direct supervision of an adult who holds a valid Game Licence and has passed the Hound Hunting Test. For all other hunters, prior to applying for a Game Licence to hunt with hounds, you need to pass the Hound Hunting Test.
We are working with GMA to provide opportunities for new hunters to be tested across Victoria now that COVID-19 restrictions are beginning to ease.
We have secured a suitable venue in Warragul, in West Gippsland for testing to be conducted on the evening of Wednesday June 10.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are limited to how many tests can be run at a time, so there will be multiple sessions (subject to demand) with disinfecting of tables, chairs etc. in between each session. Participants are asked to bring their own pens.
Bookings are essential and can be made online via Eventbrite.
In the interim, people sitting the test should study the guide to the use of hounds for hunting sambar deer in Victoria.