MORE than 82,000 votes were lodged in our record-breaking online poll which clearly aroused the passions of people on duck hunting.Officially, the result came out slightly against a Victorian duck hunting season after a massive last day "vote''.
Clearly the protagonists waged an online war seeking to "win'' the vote.
Anti-duck hunting supporters and the hunters themselves enlisted online support to sway the result of "Should duck hunting be banned''.
People have admitted to voting multiple times, some visited the poll many many hundreds of times to swing the result.
The poll began with overwhelming support for the ducking hunting season.
Then the RSPCA and Animals Australia called on their members to visit the poll and the running result swung hugely around to oppose the season.
Then in the last hours of the poll, which closed at midnight, more than 40,000 more votes were recorded, again likely people voting multiple times.
The final result was 50.4 per cent voting yes, to ban duck hunting against 49.6 per cent.
The Victorian Government has already agreed to a 12-week duck hunting season this year.
The duck season will run from March 16 to June 10.
Similar hunting seasons have been declared in Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia always has a season.
Ducks are still allowed to be shot on rice paddies in NSW and the Northern Territory.