Bucks Lake Game Reserve
|Bucks Lake Game Reserve|
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
|Nearest town or city||Carpenter Rocks.|
|Established||25 April 1968|
|Area||138 ha (340 acres)|
|Visitation||‘less than 10 each year’ (in 2007)|
|Managing authorities||Department for Environment and Water|
|See also||Protected areas of South Australia|
Bucks Lake Game Reserve is a protected area located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia about 40 kilometres (25 miles) south-west of Mount Gambier and immediately east of the township of Carpenter Rocks. The game reserve was originally created as a National Park in 1968 under the National Parks Act 1966 and was re-proclaimed as a game reserve under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 for the purpose of the conservation of wildlife and management of game. The game reserve is used for duck hunting with species being harvested including grey teal, chestnut teal, Pacific black duck, pink-eared duck and Australian shelduck. Hunting is conducted during a proclaimed open season with hunters requiring to have an ‘endorsed hunting permit’ and only to harvest maximum numbers (i.e. bag limit) of specific species. The game reserve is classified as an IUCN Category VI protected area.
- "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 17 Feb 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
- "Carpenter Rocks Conservation Park and Bucks Lake Game Reserve Management Plan" (PDF). Department for Environment and Heritage. 2007. pp. 1, 2, 7, 20 & 22. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
- "CAPAD 2012 South Australia Summary (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
- "Bucks Lake Game Reserve". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
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