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Both Barrels June 2022

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The season post opening week has been a turbulent and unpredictable one. The region has seen frosty mornings, foggy mornings, cold days, warm days, no wind, gale force winds, dry...

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Both Barrels May 2022

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Another opening weekend arrived and with it, as usual, great weather to enjoy the sun, calm breezes, and some fog.

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Both Barrels April 2022

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Contact the team at Hawke's Bay Fish & Game for the latest info on hunting in the region.

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Both Barrels July 2021


Although most people put away their shotgun for another year after the duck season, there is still plenty of game bird hunting opportunities in the Hawke’s Bay region.

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Both Barrels June 2021


With the waterfowl season now over, hunters in Hawke’s Bay will be turning their attention to upland game.

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Both Barrels May 2021

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Opening Weekend dawned fine and still this year as has been the case for the last few years.

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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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North Island Roundup - Both Barrels 2018

Claire Heyns, NorthTec Practicum student, helping with shoveler counts.

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Both Barrels August 2018

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As the 2018 game bird season draws to a close, many hunters are reflecting on their success, saying it has been the best season they have experienced for a long time.

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Hawke's Bay Both Barrels July 2018

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While most people have put their guns away for the season, many hunters are still enjoying their game bird hunting.

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Hawke's Bay Both Barrels June 2018

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As in previous years, the duck season started out slow.

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Both Barrels Special Edition March 2018

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Welcome to this special issue of Both Barrels

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Hawke's Bay Game Bird Newsletter 2018


The new Hawke's Bay Game Bird Newsletter for 2018 is now out.

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Hawke’s Bay hunters urged to ‘do homework’ as game bird season looms

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Hunters are urged to take the time to read the 2017 Game Bird Hunting Guide given out with purchase of a game bird hunting licence.

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