Hunting News & Events

Banded ducks
Eastern Mallard band draw winners

Hunters who returned bands over the past year went into two draws.

  • Eastern
  • 15/02/2024
Read More
CSI Managed Wetlands hunting ballots open now

The opportunity to access some of the best public land areas for game bird hunting in New Zealand starts today.

  • Central South Island
  • 1/02/2024
Read More
Paradise shelduck v2
Special Paradise Shelduck Season

King Country Special Paradise Shelduck Season Sorry but the numbers were under the threshold for having this event this year (2024).

  • Auckland/Waikato
  • 23/01/2024
Read More
Banding 2
Auckland Waikato Fish & Game Council Mallard/Grey Duck Banding Schedule 2024

This is an invitation for volunteers to help with the banding of birds.

  • Auckland/Waikato Event
  • 30/11/2023
Read More
2024 Taranaki Special Game Bird Season For Paradise Shelduck

The 2024 Taranaki special season for paradise shelduck applies in Area C only. There is no special season in Area A (Waimarino) and Area B (Whanganui).

  • Taranaki Event
  • 20/09/2023
Read More
Uncertain future for fishing and hunting under Labour Party’s Wildlife Act review

The proposed scrapping and replacement of the Wildlife Act signals an uncertain future for Fish & Game New Zealand and freshwater fishing and game bird hunting.

  • 11/09/2023
Read More
Eastern Waewaetutuki
Junior Hunt Opportunity – Waewaetutuki

Want to take your son or daughter, or the neighbour’s kid, to a great wetland to hunt ducks? Let us know! We are giving junior licence holders a great opportunity –…

  • Eastern
  • 11/09/2023
Read More
Red tape and regulations ‘bogging down’ wetland conservation gains - Fish & Game

Current regulations are not working to maintain existing wetland areas and are hindering the creation of new wetlands, says Fish & Game New Zealand.

  • 10/09/2023
Read More
Game bird hunting regulations review

As part of the North Canterbury Fish and Game Councils’ annual game bird regulation review, we are seeking feedback from licence holders.

  • North Canterbury
  • 4/09/2023
Read More
Time running out for Kiwis to apply for financial help to support wetlands

New Zealanders are being urged to apply for funding to support wetlands on their properties.

  • 21/06/2023
Read More