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Secrets for Setting Decoys

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Waterfowlers, watch this video for tips on how to set decoys for successful hunting.

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Stunning weather greeted around 50,000 game bird hunters around the country this morning.

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While the sunshine and light winds across the country might have been in the duck's favour, it didn't stop hunters from celebrating the traditional first Saturday in May, the Opening...

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Police call for submissions on new rules for Clubs and Ranges

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The New Zealand Police are calling for submissions on how gun clubs and ranges operate.

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Game bird habitat stamp winner for 2022 announced

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A photo of a pheasant gliding into land by Tauranga’s Jeanette Nee is the image that will adorn the 2022 Game Bird Habitat Stamp.

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Manchurian wild rice could trick you

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Duck hunting gets you out along the waterways and in among some of the plants that like wet feet.

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Quacker of a morning greets duck hunters

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The weather conditions were in the duck's favour as the sun rose on the 2021 game bird season around the country.

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Notice of Ramp Closures in the Eastern Region

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The Hamurana boat ramp, Lake Rotorua will be closed for works for about three weeks from the 10th of May.

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Only one day to go till the 2021 game bird season

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Around 45,000 kiwis will be counting down the hours on Friday to the start of the 2021 duck hunting season on Saturday.

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Balloted Wetlands Gate Restrictions 2021 Hunting Season

Hunters entering the below and other Fish & Game managed wetlands require both a game bird hunting licence and a hunting permit issued by Fish & Game/ DOC.

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Pioneer Energy to Lower Lake Aniwhenua

Pioneer Energy Ltd on behalf of Southern Generation LimitedPartnership have advised that the water level of LakeAniwhenua will be lowered by up to two metres below itsnormal minimum operating level...

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Waewaetutuki – Junior Hunt Opportunity

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As promoted in the special edition Fish & Game magazine, Eastern Region are offering junior licence holders the chance to go into a draw to win one of eight slots...

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Ballot Holders Gate Restrictions 2021 Season

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Endangered Eels find refuge in hunter-created wetlands

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Southland Fish and Game research has revealed just how important hunter-created wetlands are for our native fish species.

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Chef wows game bird hunters with pukeko

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The often-maligned pukeko was the culinary champion at the annual Nelson Marlborough Fish & Game, game bird food night at Club Waimea on Sunday night.

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Getting the most out of your gun dog: Part 5 Taking your dog skills to higher level

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In this final article I’ll discuss a couple of skills which you would find useful in the field and which could often be the difference between retrieving or losing a bird.

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Getting the most out of your gun dog: Part 4 Hunting and training through the first couple of season

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If you’ve taken full advantage of the game bird hunting season and hunted with your pup in a variety of situations you’ll realise what a great asset a well-trained gun...

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Getting the most out of your gun dog-Part 3 How to approach the first hunting season

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So now your pup is six months old, the game bird season is only a month off and you’re keen to get into it.

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Duck hunters get to maximise their chances with a shortest day hunt this weekend

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Duck hunters get to maximise their chances with a shortest day hunt

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Hunters have opening day success

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New Zealand was a hive of activity in the early hours today as thousands of hunters headed out before dawn to start the 2020 game bird hunting season.

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Game On... Date confirmed for the 2020 duck hunting season

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23rd of May will be opening day, marking the start of the 2020 game bird season following today’s announcement of the move to Alert Level 2.

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