Duck Hunter’s Day April 23, 2017
Eastern Region Fish & Game is organising another duck in advance of the new 2017 game bird season.
The aim is to educate hunters in our region on how to be more successful at attracting and hunting ducks, and encourage youth hunters into the sport.
The day's programme aims to get across highly practical advice in realistic hunting situations, while providing a fun atmosphere for those who attend.
Topics to be covered include:
- pond decoy layouts (ducks)
- field decoy layouts (ducks, parries and Canada geese)
- duck calling
- maimai preparation
- gun fitting and patterning (note: there will be no live shooting of guns)
- dog retrieving displays and skills
- predator trapping
And a competition will be held aimed at youth hunters – requiring knowledge of firearm safety, waterfowl identification, face painting and duck calling, with first prize a Mossberg 20 gauge pump action shotgun sponsored by Kilwell.
Entry is free, with multiple raffles from sponsored prizes to recover costs for the day.
When & Where: hunters day is on Sunday, April 23 (10.00am - 2.30pm), at the Lower Kaituna WMR wetland, 6km northeast of Te Puke.
Mark the date on your calendar, keep an eye out for more promotion of the event in our magazine and regional newsletter, and on our website. See you there!