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Both Barrels March 2023

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Welcome to our first Both Barrels of the 2023 hunting season.

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Both Barrels July 2022

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2022 has been a great hunting season. Fish & Game has had many hunters tell us about their successes this season.

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Both Barrels June 2022

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Hunters have another long weekend hunting opportunity this weekend with the first Matariki holiday weekend.

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Both Barrels May 2022

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The season has only just begun!

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Both Barrels April 2022

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Jump through to the Southland report and check out their pic of 2000 (yes, that’s right, 2000!) mallards on a single Balfour pond.

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Both Barrels March 2022

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Both Barrels will start in earnest in April, giving all hunters access to some of the best minds in game bird hunting in New Zealand.

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Both Barrels July 2021

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There’s plenty of game bird hunting options for hunters in the coming weeks, even if the mallard season has all but closed.

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Both Barrels June 2021

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July is the month where keen waterfowlers can look to widen their horizons and seek out hunting opportunities other than your traditional hunting spots.

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Both Barrels May 2021

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With the cooler weather and a bit of rain starting to make itself present, the game bird season is starting to heat up around the country.

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Both Barrels April 2021


When the sun rises on the first of May this year, game bird hunters will continue the tradition that we have been enjoying for over a hundred years and be...

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Both Barrels March 2021

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With less than six weeks to go until the game bird season, we welcome our readers of Both Barrels for 2021, the place where we keep you up to date...

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Both Barrels July 2020


Parries, swans, pukekos, quail, and pheasant, these are some of the game birds you can still hunt in various parts of the country at the moment.

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Both Barrels June 2020

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This weekend is a great opportunity for you to maximise your hunting activity with it being the shortest day on Sunday.

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Both Barrels May 2020

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Hunters it’s time to head to your your maimai! The 2020 game bird season starts in nine days’ time on Saturday 23rd May.

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Both Barrels July 2019

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Many regions have longer game bird seasons for particular species and some even have summer seasons.

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Both Barrels South Island Roundup

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The waterfowl 2017 season has been and gone. We hope you managed to get out on a few hunting adventures this year and filled the freezer with enough duck to...

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Both Barrels North Island Roundup

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Heath Worsfold’s truck with a nice pheasant and a happy pup named Sneak.

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Both Barrels July 2017

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Hunters... name the widespread game bird which provides great shooting and doesn’t get targeted nearly enough.

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