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Here's what you need to know for the new 2018 Game Season.Brett Cartwright with daughter2

For a start, here are some key dates and checklists.

March 15 – licences went on sale - click here to buy one!

Stake a claim – Pegging Day (aka tagging, marking) from 10am, Sunday, April 8

  • Be ready for Opening Day – Saturday, May 5
  • Upland game season ends most regions August 26

GAME BIRD HUNTER’S CHECKLIST:

GET YOUR MUST HAVES:

  • A game bird hunting licence, regs booklet, and buy ‘non toxic’ ammo

GET PERMISSION

  • Confirm access with landowners (say ‘thank you’!)
  • Get permit to hunt on F&G, DOC and forestry lands

SORT OUT THE MAIMAI

  • Fix any remaining leaks, rotten boards, seating
  • Finish camouflaging maimai with camo net or vegetation

Find maimai cover tips here

CHECK YOUR GEAR

  • Clean & rig decoys – get a few new ones if needed
  • Ensure shotgun in tip-top condition - get a few practice shots in at clay targets
  • Continue your dog’s fitness regime, check vaccinations & worming

Hunting away from home? Check the regs for the region you’re going to:

http://www.fishandgame.org.nz (click on the regions link for regional hunting info).

DO’s:

  • Carry firearms licence at all times
  • Be safe - know the seven rules for safe firearm handling - click here
  • Be sporting, hunt ethically & responsibly

DON’TS:

  • Drink & hunt
  • Leave rubbish at your stand

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