Hunters have just two weeks to apply for the 2018 Hog deer balloted hunting at Blond Bay, Boole Poole and Snake Island.
Using a ballot system, the Blond Bay Hog Deer Advisory Group will select people to hunt wild Hog deer on Blond Bay State Game Reserve or on sections of the Boole Poole Peninsula.
For the second year Snake Island, off Port Welshpool, will also be available to hunters drawn from the Hog Deer ballot. Note that everyone who enters the ballot automatically goes into the draw for all three locations: Blond Bay, Boole Poole and Snake Island.
Following surveys of the balloted areas, the advisory group will determine the number of hunters allowed to hunt during each balloted period, between February and June 2018.
Some of the locations, particularly Boole Poole and Snake Island, are remote and hunters will be required to be self-sufficient for up to five days. Boat access may also be required. Hunters should be aware of these requirements and their personal limitations before accepting a hunt.
Applications can be completed online here by November 30.
The ballot will be drawn on December 14 at the Christmas meeting of the East Gippsland Branch of the Australian Deer Association in Bairnsdale.
The ballot entry is $15 per person.