A key requirement of this project was to provide an authoritative spatial dataset for Victoria that identified where hunting of different pest and game species could occur on public land. This was an issue since no such dataset or map currently existing and many of the rules associated with hunting were complex, confusing or unclear. There were also changes being made that needed to be accurately reflected in any future hardcopy or digital map product.
The requirement for this information was a key action identified under the Victorian Sustainable Hunting Action Plan (SHAP). The focus was on confirming and then accurately reflecting the rules and regulations as to where, when and how duck, stubble quail, and a range of key deer species, could be hunted, and providing flexibility for rule changes.