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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 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 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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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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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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Both Barrels South Island Roundup

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The waterfowl 2017 season has been and gone. We hope you managed to get out on a few hunting adventures this year and filled the freezer with enough duck to...

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Both Barrels North Island Roundup

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Heath Worsfold’s truck with a nice pheasant and a happy pup named Sneak.

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Auckland Waikato Both Barrels July 2017

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At time of writing the weather is rubbish but upland game birds such as pheasants are still out there, and can be chased to almost the end of August.

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