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Kiwis dubbed 'Call Blacks' after big wins in world duck calling champs

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The success of Nelson schoolgirl Holly Irvine and Otago’s Hunter Morrow in the world waterfowl calling championships in the United States has been hailed as “an amazing achievement.”

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Otago duck calling supremo quacks it big again

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The reigning New Zealand duck calling champion Hunter Morrow has held onto his title at the national duck calling championships over the weekend.

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Shoveler duck survey results are in

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Fish & Game staff have completed their annual survey of shoveler ducks.

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Counting down to the big 'quack off'

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The country’s keen duck callers are getting set to compete in the New Zealand Duck Calling Championships to be held in Taupo.

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Fish & Game announces all duck hunters will have to use non-toxic shot from 2021

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All duck hunters will soon have to use non-toxic shot when hunting following a decision by Fish & Game’s New Zealand Council.

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Great weather for ducks! Fish & Game says Queens Birthday looks good for game bird hunters

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Wet weather forecast for this weekend may not be what everyone wants, but Fish & Game says it will be appreciated by game bird hunters.

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Hunt, gather, cook – The Game Bird Food Festival returns for 2017

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The Game Bird Food Festival is back on for 2017, giving hunters the opportunity to have their freshly harvested wild duck professionally cooked in a restaurant.

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Hunters win praise for ‘safe’ start to new game bird hunting season

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Game bird hunters have been applauded for a “safe and happy” start to the new hunting season this weekend.

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New game bird hunting season shaping as one of best in years

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Thousands of game bird hunters have turned out for the start of a new hunting season that’s so far bearing out Fish & Game’s predictions of one of the best...

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Game bird hunters get ready for opening day of the new season tomorrow

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Game bird licences are selling well as hunters prepare for the new hunting season, which begins tomorrow morning. (Saturday 6 May)

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Chances of a duck dinner looking good as ‘best game bird season in years’ looms

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The cold, wet, miserable summer much of the country endured has encouraged a bumper duck breeding effort, prompting Fish & Game to predict 2017 will be the best game bird...

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Duck hunters urged not to leave buying licence until last minute

Game bird hunters are being encouraged to buy their hunting licence now to avoid missing out on what is being predicted to be one of the best seasons in years.

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Police join forces with Fish & Game rangers in ‘safe hunting’ initiative

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Fish & Game rangers and Police officers say “safety is the key concern” as they prepare to again join forces to check game bird hunters – especially on Opening Weekend...

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Duck hunters urged to take water safety seriously

Duck hunters are being urged to wear life jackets when hunting on waterways this game bird season, with water levels in some parts of the North Island still much higher...

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Game bird hunters urged to take care as storm lashes country

Fish & Game is urging game bird hunters wanting to stake a claim on their favourite hunting spot to take care as Cyclone Debbie lashes much of the country.

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Game bird hunters urged to take note of new rules for shotguns

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Game bird hunters are now restricting the number of shots they use in game bird hunting in six of the 12 Fish & Game regions, a measure introduced for “sound”...

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The wait is over – game bird licences are now on sale

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The opportunity to bag a duck, pheasant or quail for the family table is drawing nearer, with game bird hunting licences for the 2017 season going on sale today.

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Do your bit to help protect wildlife habitat – buy a game bird licence

New Zealanders are being urged to do their bit to protect some of the country’s most important environmental areas by buying the latest Fish & Game habitat stamp.

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F&G Criticises Overseas Investment Office Hunter Valley Decision as ‘Extraordinary’

The Otago Fish and Game Council is critical of the Overseas Investment Office decision on the sale of the Hunter Valley Station to a foreign buyer, describing it as “extraordinary”...

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Northland & Taranaki regions offer special summer game bird hunting opportunities

Hunters are in the North Island are being offered some summer hunting opportunities in a couple of regions next weekend - in advance of the traditional May start of the...

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