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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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