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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.
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.
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...
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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The Special Paradise Shelduck Season North of the Harbour Bridge is Gazetted for 19 and 20 February 2022, mark it in your diaries now.
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.
Fingers and toes crossed that this year we have no Covid-19 delays, travel restrictions or other interruptions to our game bird season.
We were lucky just to have a duck season this year, ask anyone who missed out on the deer roar in April.
Please be aware of the new season dates that were adjusted after the Covid-19 lockdown.
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.
Over the first two weeks of the lockdown, Fish & Game have been scenario planning around what form the game bird season might take.
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...
For many of us who live for waterfowl hunting, the inquisition now begins.
It didn’t matter where you were this opening, fog was an issue, be it Whitianga, Waikare, Hamilton or Kaipara.
The countdown till opening weekend is nearly over.
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