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Regional council must act on deadly botulism outbreaks
An outbreak of avian botulism in Waikato’s Whangamarino wetland that has killed thousands of waterfowl including some rare indigenous species is yet another wake-up call for urgent action, says Fish...
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Game bird habitat stamp winner for 2023 Announced
A photo of a Californian quail strutting along a fence line is the image that will adorn the 2023 Game Bird Habitat Stamp.
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Secrets for Setting Decoys
Waterfowlers, watch this video for tips on how to set decoys for successful hunting.
Stunning weather greeted around 50,000 game bird hunters around the country this morning.
While the sunshine and light winds across the country might have been in the duck's favour, it didn't stop hunters from celebrating the traditional first Saturday in May, the Opening...
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Police call for submissions on new rules for Clubs and Ranges
The New Zealand Police are calling for submissions on how gun clubs and ranges operate.
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Game bird habitat stamp winner for 2022 announced
A photo of a pheasant gliding into land by Tauranga’s Jeanette Nee is the image that will adorn the 2022 Game Bird Habitat Stamp.
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Manchurian wild rice could trick you
Duck hunting gets you out along the waterways and in among some of the plants that like wet feet.
Quacker of a morning greets duck hunters
The weather conditions were in the duck's favour as the sun rose on the 2021 game bird season around the country.
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Only one day to go till the 2021 game bird season
Around 45,000 kiwis will be counting down the hours on Friday to the start of the 2021 duck hunting season on Saturday.
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North of the harbour bridge is the place to go for summer game bird hunting
The Auckland/Waikato and Northland Fish & Game regions have collaborated and are announcing a coordinated summer season for paradise shelduck hunting.
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Endangered Eels find refuge in hunter-created wetlands
Southland Fish and Game research has revealed just how important hunter-created wetlands are for our native fish species.
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Chef wows game bird hunters with pukeko
The often-maligned pukeko was the culinary champion at the annual Nelson Marlborough Fish & Game, game bird food night at Club Waimea on Sunday night.
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Getting the most out of your gun dog: Part 5 Taking your dog skills to higher level
In this final article I’ll discuss a couple of skills which you would find useful in the field and which could often be the difference between retrieving or losing a bird.
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Getting the most out of your gun dog: Part 4 Hunting and training through the first couple of season
If you’ve taken full advantage of the game bird hunting season and hunted with your pup in a variety of situations you’ll realise what a great asset a well-trained gun...
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Poisoned ducks discovered in Glen Eden
The shocking discovery of eight mallard ducks that had been poisoned in a public park has prompted a warning for pet owners from Auckland Waikato Fish & Game.
Getting the most out of your gun dog-Part 3 How to approach the first hunting season
So now your pup is six months old, the game bird season is only a month off and you’re keen to get into it.
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Duck hunters get to maximise their chances with a shortest day hunt this weekend
Duck hunters get to maximise their chances with a shortest day hunt
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Hunters have opening day success
New Zealand was a hive of activity in the early hours today as thousands of hunters headed out before dawn to start the 2020 game bird hunting season.
Game On... Date confirmed for the 2020 duck hunting season
23rd of May will be opening day, marking the start of the 2020 game bird season following today’s announcement of the move to Alert Level 2.
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Hunters praised for following the rules
Game bird hunters throughout the country followed the rules last weekend on what would have been the traditional start to the game bird hunting season.
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