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Both Barrels South Island Roundup Aug 2016

SHOVELER MONITORING RESULTSStaff were recently out counting shoveler (kuruwhengi) as part of a nationwide monitoring campaign which has been taking place for well over a decade.

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Fish & Game Officers Count Shoveler Ducks Nationwide

Fish & Game is mounting a nationwide bird count today – to pin down the number of shoveler ducks found around the country.

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South Islanders Still Have A Month Of Duck Shooting To Go!

Don’t put away the guns just yet; you still have a month to go!

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NZ Duck Calling Championships - Winners

SOUTH ISLAND FINALIST QUACKS HIS WAY TO WORLD CHAMPS IN U.S.

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Insights Into Duckling Survival & Female Mallard Brooding Behavior

Southland Fish & Game Officer Erin Garrick has received top marks for her thesis towards a Masters in Wildlife Management on Duckling Survival & Habitat Selection of Brood-Rearing Mallard Females.

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Duck Callers ‘Squawk It Out’ In The Calling Champs

There was so much squawking you could be forgiven for thinking that a flock of ducks had taken up refuge inside the Springston Hotel in Canterbury on Saturday night.

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Thousands revel in opening day’s hunting in spite of Indian summer conditions

Tens of thousands of hunters have turned out countrywide for the opening of the new game bird hunting season.

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Fish & Game calls for ‘utmost ’care on eve of new duck hunting season

Fish & Game New Zealand is calling for the thousands of game bird hunters venturing out for the opening of the new hunting season on Saturday to exercise the highest...

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‘Good weather for ducks’- Fish & Game tips better game bird season as rain ends Indian summer

The sudden arrival of rain over much of the country this week is being described as “good weather for ducks” with the gamebird season opening on Saturday 7 May.

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Hunting & fishing company backs Fish & Game duck research

Game bird hunters prepared to help Fish & Game in their ongoing duck research – have the chance of winning one of the latest camo’ hunting jackets.

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Hunting & gathering - the Gamebird Food Festival is back for 2016!

Some of New Zealand’s best restaurants are again offering game bird hunters the opportunity to have their bag professionally cooked during the 2016 Game Bird Food Festival.

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Good news for game bird hunters: longer seasons, bigger bags

Game bird hunters in a number of regions will get more opportunity to target their favourite quarry this hunting season – after some healthy increases in duck populations.

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Hunting & fishing access protected under new laws

Game bird hunter access to traditional hunting spots on farm dams, rivers and creeks remains unaffected by new workplace safety legislation.

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Game bird hunters reminded to turn out on pegging day to reserve hunting spot

Fish & Game is reminding game bird hunters to get out and stake a claim this weekend for their favourite maimai, before the game bird season starts on Saturday, 7 May.

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Wetland birds die in botulism outbreak

A botulism outbreak at an internationally significant wetland just south of Auckland has killed hundreds of game and migratory birds including some endangered species.

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Game bird hunters raise money to support World Wetlands Day

New Zealanders who want to help protect some of the country’s most important environmental areas are urged to buy the latest Fish & Game habitat stamp being launched today (Tuesday...

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Tracking mallards - latest word from the researchers

Fish & Game’s major mallard research project is continuing – but already producing some valuable insights – for example into survival rates for female ducks and their ducklings.

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Last chance to bag some game birds

Fish & Game is urging gamebird hunters to make the most of the last weekend of the gamebird season and bag some upland game birds – pheasants and quail –...

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Turning out for the big 'spoony' count

More than 50 Fish & Game officers and volunteers turned out in early August, to carry out Fish & Game’s only nationwide bird count – centred on the shoveler duck...

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You are here Home Healthy response to call for duck pond volunteers

Operation Duck Pond is signing up more volunteers, following a “very good response” from game bird hunters to a fresh appeal for pond observers.

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