Game Bird Food Festival

During the duck season, we run the Game Bird Food Festival and we love it!

If you’re a hunter, its your chance to enjoy your bird cooked by a professional. If you’re a non-hunter, but love free-range natural cuisine, visit a participating restaurant to enjoy an exceptional gamebird dish.

About the Festival

The annual Gamebird Food Festival is an ideal chance for you to get together with a group of hunting mates, treat your partner to a special night out, or introduce non-hunters to the gourmet delights of game bird dishes.

It is not just about fine dining, we also spread the word about how good game birds are as a natural, tasty food source that can be cooked up as a treat at home.

Now into its twelfth year, the Gamebird Food Festival is an initiative of Fish & Game New Zealand that promotes the value of game birds. Hunters enjoy the spoils of their pursuit, and game birds, when prepared well, are a delicious, healthy food that is totally free range!

You are welcome to sign up here for Both Barrels, the Fish & Game NZ hunting newsletter, so that you are up with all the latest information. You can also join Fish & Game NZ on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to be the first to get all the latest news.

Participating Eateries

We have had great selection of eateries taking part in the Festival in 2017 - from Northland to Southland!

Check back next year to see the full list of the participants for 2018.

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