Hunting app maps

Hunting app maps

A new mobile phone app for Victorian hunters can help them find out where they can legally hunt across the state.

The state government’s new electronic hunting maps were launched by Minister for Agriculture, Jaclyn Symes, on the More To Explore phone app, currently used by more than 20,000 people to navigate 3.9 million hectares of public land. The app is Victoria’s first comprehensive electronic mapping system showing all public land available for hunters, as well as which species of game animals and pests can be hunted in specific areas – with the maps also available for download to use offline or out of mobile range.

There are more than 50,000 licensed hunters in Victoria, and being clearly shown where they can hunt is an important step towards making sure hunters are aware of their responsibilities and stay within legal boundaries.

The app is regularly updated to reflect changes in land status, show road closures and also features an emergency location function for public land users’ safety.