Game Bird Food Festival

During the duck season, we run the Game Bird Food festival and we love it!

If you’re a hunter, it's your chance to enjoy your bird cooked by a professional. If you’re a non-hunter, but love free-range natural cuisine, visit a participating restaurant to enjoy an exceptional game bird dish.

About the Festival

The annual Game Bird Food Festival is an ideal chance for you to get together with a group of hunting mates, treat your partner to a special night out, or introduce non-hunters to the gourmet delights of game bird dishes.

It's not just about fine dining, we also spread the word about how good game birds are as a natural, tasty food source that can be cooked up as a treat at home.

Having run for over 12 years, the Game Bird Food Festival was launched by Fish & Game New Zealand to promote the value of game birds. Hunters enjoy the spoils of their pursuit, and game birds, when prepared well, are a delicious, healthy food that is totally free range!

You are welcome to sign up here for Both Barrels, the Fish & Game NZ hunting newsletter, so that you are up with all the latest information. You can also join Fish & Game NZ on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to be the first to get all the latest news.

Participating Eateries

We have had a great selection of eateries taking part in previous years - from Northland to Southland!

Click here to see this year's list.

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