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Return your duck band details for the chance to ‘win big’

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Game bird hunters – return your duck band details and you could win a terrific “double prize” of a top quality duck hunting jacket plus a six-pack of state of...

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Fish & Game officers seize eight shotguns in Bay of Plenty

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Fish & Game officers have taken a hard line on hunting offences at the opening of the new game bird season near Whakatane – seizing eight shotguns worth a total...

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‘Good hunting ahead’ says Fish & Game

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Fish & Game Eastern staff are confident that some good hunting lies ahead for hunters with “plenty of birds around.”

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Fish & Game hails hunters' safe start to duck season

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Hunters are being praised for their safe start to the game bird hunting season, with no injuries over the Opening Weekend.

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Hunters praised for safety focus as new game bird season starts

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Fish and Game staff say that most hunters encountered in a large-scale ranging operation were “more than happy” with their start to the new game bird season, that began early...

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Safety ‘number one priority’ this game bird season

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Game bird hunters are being urged to make safety their number one priority when the new hunting season opens this weekend Saturday 5 May.

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Police join forces with Fish & Game rangers in safe hunting initiative

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Fish & Game and police are joining forces this weekend for the opening of the game bird hunting season to encourage safety and enforce hunting and firearm laws.

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Do it now - Duck hunters urged not to leave licence purchase until last minute

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Amid predictions of a good duck hunting season, game bird hunters are being encouraged to abandon their usual habit of buying a hunting licence at the last minute.

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Epro outlines 1080 pest control plans

Taupo company Epro has outlined plans for 1080 pest control in Kaingaroa, Whirinaki, Paengaroa and other forests.

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Use it or lose it – hunters urged to claim their duck hunting maimai this weekend

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Game bird hunters are being reminded time is running out to claim their favourite maimai or duck shooting spot in time for the start of the new hunting season.

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Nova Energy lowering Lake Aniwhenua for Weed Control

Eastern region Fish & Game would like to advise anglers and hunters that Nova Energy (on behalf of Southern Generation Partnership) will be lowering Lake Aniwhenua in accordance with resource...

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Fish & Game offers junior hunting opportunity

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Fish & Game is offering 12 young people a great wetland duck hunting experience.

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Game bird hunting licences now on sale

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A good duck breeding season in many parts of the country is holding the promise of a good hunting season as game bird hunting licences go on sale today.

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‘Biggest ever’ duck banding tally bodes well for game bird season

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Duck hunters will have no shortage of birds to target when the new game bird season kicks off in May (Saturday May 5) – going by the latest Fish &...

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Help our threatened wetlands on World Wetlands Day

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New Zealanders are being urged to celebrate World Wetlands Day by doing something practical to help protect wetlands, a habitat crucial to the survival of many of this country’s wildlife species.

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Deadly botulism outbreak kills scores of birds at Te Aroha Wastewater Treatment Plant

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A Waikato district council is being accused of failing to follow its own management plan to contain the deadly bird disease botulism after dozens of waterfowl died on its wastewater...

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Start getting ready for the duck season

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It’s not to early to start preparing for the duck hunting season that’s now just over three months away.

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Kiwis dubbed 'Call Blacks' after big wins in world duck calling champs

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The success of Nelson schoolgirl Holly Irvine and Otago’s Hunter Morrow in the world waterfowl calling championships in the United States has been hailed as “an amazing achievement.”

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Otago duck calling supremo quacks it big again

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The reigning New Zealand duck calling champion Hunter Morrow has held onto his title at the national duck calling championships over the weekend.

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Shoveler duck survey results are in

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Fish & Game staff have completed their annual survey of shoveler ducks.

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