Entries for the Victorian Public Land Hog Deer ballots open online this evening.
The ballot is run by hunters, for hunters and your support is what keeps it going and makes new opportunities possible.
This year's hunts were disrupted by COVID-19. We don't know what the future brings, we do know that we will do everything within our power to deliver and grow sustainable public land hunting opportunities for this highly prized deer species.
You can read about the 2020 ballot in the Annual Report.
You can view the Terms and Conditions for the 2021 ballot here.
No. An entry gets you into the ballot draw. Your chances of getting drawn are typically somewhere around five per cent.
Every entrant to the ballot gets a commemorative cloth badge. To avoid waste, these are ordered and posted after the ballot entries have closed. You can expect to receive your badge in the mail around December or January.
No - it is one entry per hunter. Data is checked before going into the draw and anyone with multiple entries forfeits all entries.
Yes, you can put in an entry for someone else, but, hunts are not transferrable - ID is checked to ensure the person who is drawn is the person who takes the hunt.
No, hunts are not transferrable. If you get drawn and cannot take your position it will be re-allocated by the advisory committee.
The last few periods on Snake Island were cancelled this year because of the COVID-19 restrictions. All of the effected hunters have been offered the same period for 2021 and the opportunity to enter the ballot and try to draw an earlier period. This will mean there are a few less positions available for 2021.
Yes. The Australian Deer Association runs a specific education weekend for ballot entrants - if this is impacted by COVID-19 restrictions we will find other ways to help hunters to get the information they need.