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Kiwis Off To World Duck Calling Champs In U.S.
Two young New Zealanders from the South Island have flown out to the United States to take part in the world duck calling championships (flew out Monday 7 Nov).
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Prizes All Round As The North Canterbury Swan Hunt Comes To An End
Fourteen lucky game bird hunters walked away with prizes totalling $7200 last weekend at the conclusion of this year’s Great Black Swan Hunt organised by North Canterbury Fish & Game.
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Both Barrels North Island Roundup Aug 2016
Starting at the top of the island, Northland Region will hold special open seasons next summer – the first for paradise shelduck is on the weekend of 25 and 26...
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Both Barrels South Island Roundup Aug 2016
SHOVELER MONITORING RESULTSStaff were recently out counting shoveler (kuruwhengi) as part of a nationwide monitoring campaign which has been taking place for well over a decade.
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Fish & Game Officers Count Shoveler Ducks Nationwide
Fish & Game is mounting a nationwide bird count today – to pin down the number of shoveler ducks found around the country.
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South Islanders Still Have A Month Of Duck Shooting To Go!
Don’t put away the guns just yet; you still have a month to go!
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NZ Duck Calling Championships - Winners
SOUTH ISLAND FINALIST QUACKS HIS WAY TO WORLD CHAMPS IN U.S.
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Insights Into Duckling Survival & Female Mallard Brooding Behavior
Southland Fish & Game Officer Erin Garrick has received top marks for her thesis towards a Masters in Wildlife Management on Duckling Survival & Habitat Selection of Brood-Rearing Mallard Females.
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Duck Callers ‘Squawk It Out’ In The Calling Champs
There was so much squawking you could be forgiven for thinking that a flock of ducks had taken up refuge inside the Springston Hotel in Canterbury on Saturday night.
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Thousands revel in opening day’s hunting in spite of Indian summer conditions
Tens of thousands of hunters have turned out countrywide for the opening of the new game bird hunting season.
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Fish & Game calls for ‘utmost ’care on eve of new duck hunting season
Fish & Game New Zealand is calling for the thousands of game bird hunters venturing out for the opening of the new hunting season on Saturday to exercise the highest...
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‘Good weather for ducks’- Fish & Game tips better game bird season as rain ends Indian summer
The sudden arrival of rain over much of the country this week is being described as “good weather for ducks” with the gamebird season opening on Saturday 7 May.
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Hunting & fishing company backs Fish & Game duck research
Game bird hunters prepared to help Fish & Game in their ongoing duck research – have the chance of winning one of the latest camo’ hunting jackets.
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Hunting & gathering - the Gamebird Food Festival is back for 2016!
Some of New Zealand’s best restaurants are again offering game bird hunters the opportunity to have their bag professionally cooked during the 2016 Game Bird Food Festival.
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Good news for game bird hunters: longer seasons, bigger bags
Game bird hunters in a number of regions will get more opportunity to target their favourite quarry this hunting season – after some healthy increases in duck populations.
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Hunting & fishing access protected under new laws
Game bird hunter access to traditional hunting spots on farm dams, rivers and creeks remains unaffected by new workplace safety legislation.
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Game bird hunters reminded to turn out on pegging day to reserve hunting spot
Fish & Game is reminding game bird hunters to get out and stake a claim this weekend for their favourite maimai, before the game bird season starts on Saturday, 7 May.
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Wetland birds die in botulism outbreak
A botulism outbreak at an internationally significant wetland just south of Auckland has killed hundreds of game and migratory birds including some endangered species.
Game bird hunters raise money to support World Wetlands Day
New Zealanders who want to help protect some of the country’s most important environmental areas are urged to buy the latest Fish & Game habitat stamp being launched today (Tuesday...
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Tracking mallards - latest word from the researchers
Fish & Game’s major mallard research project is continuing – but already producing some valuable insights – for example into survival rates for female ducks and their ducklings.
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