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Hunt, gather, cook – The Game Bird Food Festival returns for 2017

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The Game Bird Food Festival is back on for 2017, giving hunters the opportunity to have their freshly harvested wild duck professionally cooked in a restaurant.

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Hunters win praise for ‘safe’ start to new game bird hunting season

FG rangers on Opening Day Burnham

Game bird hunters have been applauded for a “safe and happy” start to the new hunting season this weekend.

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New game bird hunting season shaping as one of best in years

Trent Lassen from Selwyn

Thousands of game bird hunters have turned out for the start of a new hunting season that’s so far bearing out Fish & Game’s predictions of one of the best...

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Game bird hunters get ready for opening day of the new season tomorrow

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Game bird licences are selling well as hunters prepare for the new hunting season, which begins tomorrow morning. (Saturday 6 May)

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Chances of a duck dinner looking good as ‘best game bird season in years’ looms

T1 Carrying on the tradition Two generations of Taranaki hunters with their opening weekend bag which included 15 canada goose Amy Phillips 3rd

The cold, wet, miserable summer much of the country endured has encouraged a bumper duck breeding effort, prompting Fish & Game to predict 2017 will be the best game bird...

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Duck hunters urged not to leave buying licence until last minute

Game bird hunters are being encouraged to buy their hunting licence now to avoid missing out on what is being predicted to be one of the best seasons in years.

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

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Fish & Game rangers and Police officers say “safety is the key concern” as they prepare to again join forces to check game bird hunters – especially on Opening Weekend...

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Duck hunters urged to take water safety seriously

Duck hunters are being urged to wear life jackets when hunting on waterways this game bird season, with water levels in some parts of the North Island still much higher...

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Fish & Game tips ‘better hunting’ for new game bird season

Its been great weather for ducks Photo Jeanette Nee

Game bird hunters in Fish & Game’s Eastern Region can expect one of the best hunting seasons for some time, going by the latest research into mallard duck numbers.

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Duck Hunter’s Day April 23, 2017

Eastern Region Fish & Game is organising another duck in advance of the new 2017 game bird season.

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Game bird hunters urged to take care as storm lashes country

Fish & Game is urging game bird hunters wanting to stake a claim on their favourite hunting spot to take care as Cyclone Debbie lashes much of the country.

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Game bird hunters urged to take note of new rules for shotguns

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Game bird hunters are now restricting the number of shots they use in game bird hunting in six of the 12 Fish & Game regions, a measure introduced for “sound”...

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The wait is over – game bird licences are now on sale

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The opportunity to bag a duck, pheasant or quail for the family table is drawing nearer, with game bird hunting licences for the 2017 season going on sale today.

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Do your bit to help protect wildlife habitat – buy a game bird licence

New Zealanders are being urged to do their bit to protect some of the country’s most important environmental areas by buying the latest Fish & Game habitat stamp.

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F&G Criticises Overseas Investment Office Hunter Valley Decision as ‘Extraordinary’

The Otago Fish and Game Council is critical of the Overseas Investment Office decision on the sale of the Hunter Valley Station to a foreign buyer, describing it as “extraordinary”...

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Northland & Taranaki regions offer special summer game bird hunting opportunities

Hunters are in the North Island are being offered some summer hunting opportunities in a couple of regions next weekend - in advance of the traditional May start of the...

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Stream clean-up aims to ‘tempt’ trout back

Sixty-five tonnes of accumulated silt has been blasted out of a Christchurch stream in an effort to entice trout back to breed, and improve the habitat for other aquatic life.

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Kiwis Off To World Duck Calling Champs In U.S.

Two young New Zealanders from the South Island have flown out to the United States to take part in the world duck calling championships (flew out Monday 7 Nov).

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Prizes All Round As The North Canterbury Swan Hunt Comes To An End

Fourteen lucky game bird hunters walked away with prizes totalling $7200 last weekend at the conclusion of this year’s Great Black Swan Hunt organised by North Canterbury Fish & Game.

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Both Barrels North Island Roundup Aug 2016

Starting at the top of the island, Northland Region will hold special open seasons next summer – the first for paradise shelduck is on the weekend of 25 and 26...

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