New Zealand

2020 Game Bird Season

Season opens Saturday May 23

Everything you need to know

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Revised 2020 Game Bird Regulations

Info on all season extensions

Welcome

Our mission: Effective management of New Zealands sports fish & game resources

Fish & Game manages, maintains and enhances sports fish and game birds, and their habitats, in the best long-term interests of present and future generations of anglers and hunters. We are a not-for-profit organisation, funded through the sale of fishing and hunting licences


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Regions

Find out what is happening
in the regions

Select a region to discover the role of local Fish & Game Council, find freshwater fishing and game bird hunting information specific to that region.

Fishing

Fishing season opens 1st of October each year

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Hunting

2020 Game bird hunting season starts on Saturday May 23

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Environment

Help protect our wild & scenic fish & game habitat

Quick facts

12

regions managed

180k

kilometres of rivers

4,090

individual lakes

1

environment to protect

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Comprehensive newsletter for Hunters by Fish & Game

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Maps

Discover some great fishing spots

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Licences

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