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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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Another waterfowling season is behind us here in Hawkes Bay, and you would have to say it was a fairly standard season.

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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 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


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 April 2021

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Unfortunately, we have had another long stretch of little to no rain this year which has seen many dams and ponds remain dry or at very low levels.

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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

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Hopefully you are reading this after a Covid-19 disrupted but successful and productive Waterfowl season.

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Both Barrels June 2020

After a lot of uncertainty about the Game bird season it was great to have it confirmed and lock in the opening weekend.

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Both Barrels May 2020

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With the Government confirming that we will move into Level 2 on Thursday 14th May, we can now say with certainty that our Game bird season will start on the...

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Hawke's Bay Both Barrels July 2019

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With the closing of the waterfowl hunting season, it’s a good time to get out on our local riverbeds and look for upland game.

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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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Hawke's Bay Both Barrels July 2017

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While some hunters have put their shotguns away, there are still plenty of opportunities to hunt game birds in Hawke’s Bay.

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