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Both Barrels July 2022

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If you’ve been driving through the country recently, keeping an eye on likely spots, you will have noticed just how many mallard pairs there are.

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Both Barrels June 2022

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Hunters in this region were somewhat divided in our phone surveys as to whether there were more, the same or less mallard ducks this year.

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Both Barrels May 2022

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Opening Weekend started well with more shooting than we have heard for years, perhaps as those hunters lucky enough to have water in their ponds capitalised on all the ducks...

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Both Barrels April 2022

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The past several years of drought have been a tough time for both ducks and duck-hunters, and one would have expected that it would take several years for waterfowl to...

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Both Barrels March 2022

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Both Barrels will start in earnest in April, giving all hunters access to some of the best minds in game bird hunting in New Zealand.

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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 April 2021

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Fingers and toes crossed that this year we have no Covid-19 delays, travel restrictions or other interruptions to our game bird season.

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Both Barrels July 2020

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We were lucky just to have a duck season this year, ask anyone who missed out on the deer roar in April.

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Both Barrels June 2020

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Please be aware of the new season dates that were adjusted after the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Both Barrels May 2020

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Covid-19 has not only taken the world by storm, but with it also the shooting community world-wide who have also been fully caught up in lockdowns just as we have.

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Special Lockdown Edition Both Barrels April 2020

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Over the first two weeks of the lockdown, Fish & Game have been scenario planning around what form the game bird season might take.

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Auckland/Waikato Both Barrels July 2019

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In our recent phone survey of game bird hunters remarkably few took advantage of the extended season for paradise shelduck and swan, (which finished June 23rd), and only the hardy...

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Auckland/Waikato Both Barrels June 2019

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For many of us who live for waterfowl hunting, the inquisition now begins.

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Auckland/Waikato Both Barrels May 2019

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It didn’t matter where you were this opening, fog was an issue, be it Whitianga, Waikare, Hamilton or Kaipara.

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Auckland/Waikato Both Barrels April 2019

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The countdown till opening weekend is nearly over.

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