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Both Barrels March 2023

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Welcome to our first Both Barrels of the 2023 hunting season.

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Both Barrels July 2022

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We got skunked over the weekend, but it wasn’t for lack of birds.

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Both Barrels June 2022

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Errol Johnson had one of his best seasons ever.

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Both Barrels May 2022


Opening weekend proved to be quite good in the Bay of Plenty but hard work in many other places in the Eastern Region.

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Both Barrels April 2022

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The game bird season kicks off on the 7th of May. Our prediction is that the opening weekend will be similar to the last three years.

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Both Barrels March 2022

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Both Barrels will start in earnest in April, giving all hunters access to some of the best minds in game bird hunting in New Zealand.

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Both Barrels July 2021

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It’s not over until the fat lady sings and I ain't heard her sing yet.

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Both Barrels June 2021

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Band recoveries always produce some interesting surprises.

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Both Barrels May 2021

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Another fine opening over most of the Eastern Region made hunting difficult.

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Both Barrels April 2021


Speaking to quite a few duck hunters and pheasant hunters throughout the region over the past week or so, they all are eagerly awaiting opening weekend – and as most...

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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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Both Barrels July 2020

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Thinking about getting a dog? Now is good! A dog makes a huge difference to your hunting success and enjoyment.

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Both Barrels June 2020

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As predicted the opening of the game bird season in the Eastern Region was a bit hit and miss.

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Both Barrels May 2020

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Cabin fever got the better of you? Ready for some time in the outdoors?

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Eastern Both Barrels July 2019


Hunters are no exception, we all die, but here’s the thing, when hunters die, they leave a hunting buddy behind and family/friends is often what duck hunting is all about.

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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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Eastern Both Barrels July 2017

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Hunters, make sure you get full value from your game bird licence – get out and target some pheasants and other upland game birds in the final days before the...

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