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South Island Roundup - Both Barrels 2018

Ace game bird chef Phil Hazeldine presiding over a wild game feast.

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Both Barrels August 2018

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As the 2018 game bird season draws to a close, many hunters are reflecting on their success, saying it has been the best season they have experienced for a long time.

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Central South Island Both Barrels July 2018

BBjuly18csi1last call make the most of the late season hunting opportunities

The traditional game bird hunting season is drawing to a close in the Central South Island Region (CSI).

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Central South Island Both Barrels June 2018

BBjune18CSI1Conor and Sam Carlaw hunting Wainono Lagoon on Opening Weekend

Many of us put the gun away after opening but there have been plenty of active hunters out and about, enjoying the mid part of the season.

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Central South Island Both Barrels May 2018

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How did opening weekend go?

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Central South Island Both Barrels April 2018

BBaprilCSI1good numbers of game bird are present at Wainono lagoon this autumn

The prospects for a productive 2018 game bird hunting season are looking good.

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Both Barrels Special Edition March 2018

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Welcome to this special issue of Both Barrels

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Both Barrels August 2017

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The game bird season has ended... or has it?

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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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Central South Island Both Barrels July 2017

BB3csiJULY17 last call make the most of the late season hunting opportunities

The traditional game bird hunting season is drawing to a close in the Central South Island Region.

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Central South Island Both Barrels June 2017

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Although opening weekend action was a bit slow for many, word from stalwart all-season hunters is that the action has been thick and fast of late.

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Central South Island Both Barrels May 2017

BBmay17csi1 Chris Hunter Wilson near Oamaru Opening day 2017

Opening weekend for 2017, like 2016 was characterised by summer-like conditions. Will we ever get a decent windy southerly blast on opening…?

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Central South Island Both Barrels Apr 2017

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The prospects for the upcoming season are looking good.

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Both Barrels Mar 2017

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Get set to hunt some game birds

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Southland Both Barrels May 2016

Opening day is probably the only day of the year when I wake up and I’m upset by a lack of wind!

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Auckland Waikato Both Barrels May 2016

The mallard, grey and shoveler seasons are now but a memory, and even parries and black swan are off limits with their seasons over.

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Otago Both BarrelsMay 2016

For what must be the 10th year in a row, Otago hunters woke to clear calm conditions for the Opening Day.

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Central South Island Both Barrels May 2016

Opening Weekend heralded fine and pleasant weather.

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North Canterbury Both Barrels May 2016

With the game bird season well underway and the hype of opening day now past, it's time to reflect on hunting successes firstly, then focus on the great game bird...

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West Coast Both Barrels May 2016

Large numbers of hunters turned out in the West Coast Region for Opening Weekend this year, both local hunters and many from other regions.

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Nelson Marlborough Both Barrels May 2016

Fish & Game had three ranging teams out in the field on Opening Day this year, concentrating on private land around Blenheim and Murchison.

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Wellington Both Barrels May 2016

The weather was largely to blame for what can only be described as a patchy Opening Weekend, with very calm conditions in the Wairarapa and resultingly few birds moving around.

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Taranaki Both Barrels May 2016

While the hunter phone survey results are yet to be analysed, initial indications are that hunters were happy with their opening weekend bags – in many areas more mallards were...

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Northland Both Barrels May 2016

Opening Weekend game bird hunting produced a “great variety” of results for hunters around the Northland Peninsula.

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Hawke's Bay Both Barrrels May 2016

Fish & Game rangers along with police officers checked 57 waterfowl hunters over Opening Weekend.

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Eastern Both Barrels May 2016

Hunters can now take advantage of being able to hunt the 20-odd Crown-owned wetlands around the region administered by Fish & Game.

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