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Welcome to our first Both Barrels of the 2023 hunting season.
We got skunked over the weekend, but it wasn’t for lack of birds.
Errol Johnson had one of his best seasons ever.
Opening weekend proved to be quite good in the Bay of Plenty but hard work in many other places in the Eastern Region.
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.
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.
It’s not over until the fat lady sings and I ain't heard her sing yet.
Band recoveries always produce some interesting surprises.
Another fine opening over most of the Eastern Region made hunting difficult.
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...
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...
Thinking about getting a dog? Now is good! A dog makes a huge difference to your hunting success and enjoyment.
As predicted the opening of the game bird season in the Eastern Region was a bit hit and miss.
Cabin fever got the better of you? Ready for some time in the outdoors?
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.
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...
Heath Worsfold’s truck with a nice pheasant and a happy pup named Sneak.
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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