Category: Hunting

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Please send us your duck details

Fish & Game officers have made an urgent appeal for game bird hunters to send in any duck band information they have – after a “disappointingly slow” response to the...

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Fish & Game mounts nationwide bird-counting mission

Up to 50 Fish & Game officers and volunteers around New Zealand head out on a major game bird-counting mission today – focused on the shoveler duck, or ‘spoony.’

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Operation Duck Pond needs your help!

Operation Duck Pond is still looking for keen waterfowl hunters (or family members, friends) who are able to monitor their ponds over the coming breeding season.

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Online mapping system helps Waikato hunters hit the mark

Planning a hunting trip in the Waikato just got easier following the introduction of new hunter access point information on the free, nationwide Walking Access Mapping System.

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Let's weed out the 'bird dumpers' giving us a bad name

Hunters who dumped birds in separate incidents in both the North and South Islands have cast a shadow over the otherwise happy start to the game bird season.

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Day licence 'great way to have a crack at game bird hunting'

If you’ve ever wondered about taking a mate or a family member out game bird hunting…here’s a reminder on how best to go about it.

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Fish & Game applauds ‘law abiding’ game bird hunters

Fish & Game rangers say its pleasing to see that a “responsible majority” of hunters in the North Island stuck to the rules as the new game bird season opened...

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Prospects 'looking up' for North Island game bird hunters

Thousands of game bird hunters will turn out this Saturday (May 2, 2015) – with hopes for a better season in the North Island – with duck numbers generally reported...

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Hunting & Fishing New Zealand’s ‘stay dry’ offer to duck hunters

Game bird hunters are again being given the chance to win a camo' hunting jacket this season if they send their duck band details in.

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Game bird hunters – ‘don’t forget ‘pegging day’ to stake out your spot

Fish & Game is urging gamebird hunters to get out now and claim the maimai or duck shooting stand they used last year.

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