Category: Hunting

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Both Barrels July 2021

BB July CSI 1 A late season shoveler double for Rhys Adams credit R De Lange

The traditional game bird hunting season is ending in the Central South Island Region.

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Both Barrels June 2021

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Many of us put the gun away after opening but there is no reason to; bird numbers are healthy this season and there is plenty of space to find a spot.

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Both Barrels May 2021

BBcsiMAY1 Cohan Ryder and Thomas Gornall hunting near Twizel on Opening Day credit Rhys Adams 1 copy

It was another Opening Weekend of beautiful weather and pleasant conditions.

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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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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

SS 1 Phil gamebird fest

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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Both Barrels Special Edition March 2018

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Welcome to this special issue of Both Barrels

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2018 Game season ballot for hunting stands

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Applications will be received from licensed game hunters, up to 5:00 pm on Monday 12th March 2018 for the occupation of hunting stands on Council controlled properties at: Wainono Reserve,...

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