Category: Hunting

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Both Barrels July 2021

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The Special Paradise Shelduck Season North of the Harbour Bridge is Gazetted for 19 and 20 February 2022, mark it in your diaries now.

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Both Barrels June 2021

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The mallard, grey and shoveler dabbling-duck part of the season is now behind us, ending Queen’s Birthday Monday, June 7 in this region.

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Both Barrels May 2021

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Water, or rather the lack of it, was a major problem on opening throughout the region and for the second year running.

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Both Barrels March 2021

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With less than six weeks to go until the game bird season, we welcome our readers of Both Barrels for 2021, the place where we keep you up to date...

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North Island Roundup - Both Barrels 2018

Claire Heyns, NorthTec Practicum student, helping with shoveler counts.

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Both Barrels August 2018

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As the 2018 game bird season draws to a close, many hunters are reflecting on their success, saying it has been the best season they have experienced for a long time.

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Auckland/Waikato Both Barrels July 2018

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Each Opening Weekend, and every two weeks after that, this region runs a phone survey of randomly selected hunters to monitor their success.

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Auckland/Waikato Both Barrels June 2018

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The 2018 Auckland/Waikato Region dabbling duck season is already consigned to history.

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Both Barrels Special Edition March 2018

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Welcome to this special issue of Both Barrels

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Fish & game advises locals of ‘special game bird hunt’

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Auckland / Waikato Fish & Game staff are alerting locals who live north of the Auckland Harbour Bridge to a special game bird hunt that will run over a weekend.

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