Banding Together

Return your duck band details to win state of the art hunting stuff!BT XD Pond Shot2

Send in your duck band details by the deadline and be in to win some Banded decoys.

Hunting & Fishing NZ in association with Banded Avery is generously providing five prizes consisting of two boxes of Banded XD (extra detail) decoys.

This includes one box of mallards and one box of NZ shoveler decoys. 

Hunting & Fishing New Zealand is again delighted to continue its support for the banding programme as one of Fish & Game’s most long-running and important data-gathering initiatives.

Getting the band number and details of where and when birds were harvested, and their age provides invaluable information.

An estimated 6000 birds were banded last summer and it’s the 25th year that banding has been carried out.

It's a key programme that allows Fish & Game to monitor population trends, and help staff manage game bird resources with the tools of season lengths and bag limits."

The information gathered is vital for waterfowl hunting in New Zealand, and benefits each and every game bird hunter.

It's simple to take part and be in with a chance of winning the great prizes.

Remember, you can keep your duck bands – Fish & Game only needs the band number and a few additional facts. You can phone in, or lodge the details online. (Basic rules apply – see below for contact info).

Five winners will be drawn randomly from the list of hunters who send in their band details. Hunters may send in multiple entries, but only one entry is permitted per duck band.

Each of the five winners will get two boxes of Banded XD (extra detail) decoys. This includes one box of mallards and one box of NZ shoveler decoys. 


Rob Williams of Hunting & Fishing's Tauranga store shows off the decoys.

The Avery lifelike XD decoys are manufactured from a pliable high-grade plastic that holds its paint for years of hunting, These are regarded as the most realistic and durable decoys out there this season. The winners will be over the moon.

Let’s 'band together' on duck bands. The banding information helps them better manage the birds – and benefits you, the hunter.

Remember – Fish & Game doesn’t need the band itself, just the number on it and one or two other details like where and when you shot the bird.BT four 1

Ring the free phone number 0800 BIRD BAND (0800-247322). Or you’ll find a ready-made form to fill out on the Fish & Game website here.    

Please read the Banding Together TERMS & CONDITIONS here