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Both Barrels from Fish & Game NZ - April 2012

April 2015

Welcome to our pre-season edition of Both Barrels.

Both BarrelsThe 2015 season is just around the corner with opening day Saturday, May 2.

This edition is packed full of ideas and season's prospects from around the Fish & Game regions. Most of you will have finished your prep ahead of opening morning, but for those of you straggling, you'll find plenty of useful tips to help get thing completed before Opening Day.

Don't forget to check out how you can win some great prizes as part of the banding together project. Enjoy the read and from all the Fish & Game staff and we wish all all our game bird hunters the best for the season. Hot Pipes!!

This Month's Regional News Click on the region to read.

Auckland / Waikato
Hawke's Bay

Nelson / Marlborough
North Canterbury

West Coast
Central South Island

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Straight Shooting ...

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Preparation is the key! Like so many outdoor pursuits, the key to successful duck hunting lies at least in part in some methodical preparation. Click here for some tips and ideas on on the things you should have already done and those last minute activities.

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Check to Regs! Before heading out on Opening Day, May 2 take some time to check this year's regulations booklet, for an online version click here, and for a snapshot of the main regional changes click here.

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What's happening with mallards? Fish & Game has committed to an extensive research programme investigating our main game bird species – the mallard duck. To find out what progress has been made to date, click here and to learn how you can get involved, check out the dedicated Mallard Research webpages here.

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Off the press! Every previous season licence holder should have received a free copy of our Special Issue 'Hunting' Fish & Game magazine. If you didn't receive a copy, you can now read it online in its 'virtual' format. Click here to check out all the news and in-depth articles.

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Don't forget to grab a licence. There are still a couple of weeks to go before the 2015 game bird season which is plenty of time for you to grab a licence and get sorted for Opening Day – Saturday, May 2. Don't miss out on bagging a few birds this season – it's a true Kiwi tradition like no other! Click here to grab your licence.

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Hunt Bird, Cook Bird, Eat Bird! The Gamebird Food Festival is back for its tenth year so check out the website to find out how you can be involved in celebrating the great New Zealand game bird.. read more here.

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