Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh says it's as much about the environment as it is about hunting.
"I've been to working bees with Field and Game in the past, where they go around collecting rubbish left by other campers, and it's in their best interests to see these reserves well maintained," Walsh said.
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- Firearms Seized in Storage Check
Swan Hill Police have seized 25 firearms from a house in Ultima, as random checks of gun storage continue across the Mallee.
The 69-year-old man was found to have unsecured firearms, which also happened to be loaded, along with ammunition being stored directly next to the firearms.
He has been bailed to attend court at a later date.
Swan Hill Police Inspector Hayden Downes says gun owners must keep to the rules or lose their firearms.
"If you're privileged enough to have a firearms license and you have firearms in your house, they must be stored correctly as per the legislation," Insp. Downes said.
"If we come and do a check, and they're not stored correctly, we will be seizing them and asking you to forfeit them."