As the 2019 duck season began on Saturday 16 March, WCS members joined the main team of rescuers in Kerang where large numbers of threatened species were taking sanctuary on the wetlands that were still holding water. Fortunately, groups including Birdlife Australia, Animals Australia, and newly elected MP Andy Meddick managed to get several of these wetlands closed to shooting. Volunteer rescuers far outnumbered the few shooters who were present in Kerang, but sadly and inevitably, despite the presence of unprecedented numbers of regulating officers and police, some endangered and protected birds were still shot. The 2019 season ends on Sunday 19 May. MP Andy Meddick is pushing strongly to ban recreational duck shooting in Victoria. WCS will keep you informed on this.