Category: Both Barrels
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Both Barrels March 2023
Welcome to our first Both Barrels of the 2023 hunting season.
Both Barrels July 2022
Do you hunt or fish in the Molesworth? If so, please take note.
Both Barrels June 2022
Fish & Game’s Lawson Davey successfully saw through the completion of the Eves Valley wetland.
Both Barrels May 2022
We had two teams out on what was a very typical top of the South Opening Weekend – fine and calm.
Both Barrels April 2022
With the 2022 game season knocking on the door, it sure is an exciting time to be a game bird hunter.
Both Barrels March 2022
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.
Both Barrels July 2021
With the regular season done and dusted now its now time to turn our attention to what’s still on offer.
Both Barrels June 2021
There are heaps of hunting blocks available to book in the Tasman Pine Forests upland game area.
Both Barrels May 2021
Blue skies dawned on the first Saturday of May as is the norm for this region.
Both Barrels April 2021
Fish & Game are pleased to announce we have secured an arrangement with Tasman Pine Forests to provide a great upland game hunting opportunity in Tasman.
Both Barrels March 2021
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...
Both Barrels July 2020
For this season your elected Fish & Game Councillors approved an extended swan season.
Both Barrels June 2020
Our compliance efforts on Opening Day this year concentrated on public land hunting around the Waimea/Motueka area.
Both Barrels May 2020
We only have a few days till the start of the unique 2020 game bird season.
Special Lockdown Edition Both Barrels April 2020
Over the first two weeks of the lockdown, Fish & Game have been scenario planning around what form the game bird season might take.
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Nelson/Marlborough Both Barrels July 2019
With the regular season all but done and dusted for 2019, quail and pukeko are still on the menu for a while yet.
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Nelson/Marlborough Both Barrels June 2019
Jet setting mallard ducks have featured in the bags of two Nelson based hunters recently.
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Nelson/Marlborough Both Barrels May 2019
Opening Day of the game bird season has been and gone, and, true to form, the day was calm and clear, meaning modest bags were the norm rather than the exception.
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Nelson/Marlborough Both Barrels April 2019
Crispy May mornings are a signature of early winter in the top of the south.
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South Island Roundup - Both Barrels 2018
Ace game bird chef Phil Hazeldine presiding over a wild game feast.
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Both Barrels August 2018
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.
Nelson/Marlborough Both Barrels July 2018
With the close of the season looming, many hunters will be reflecting on this year’s - and some wonder how to improve duck numbers near their favourite pond.
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Nelson/Marlborough Both Barrels June 2018
Chef extraordinaire and keen local hunter Phil Hazeldine will showcase his culinary skills at an upcoming game bird food extravaganza.
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Nelson/Marlborough Both Barrels May 2018
Our compliance efforts in Nelson Marlborough this season were centred around the Nelson/Tasman area.
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Nelson / Marlborough Both Barrels April 2018
Noted Texas-based mallard duck geneticist, Phil Lavretsky, is about to turn his attention to New Zealand mallards and grey ducks.
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Both Barrels August 2017
The game bird season has ended... or has it?
Both Barrels South Island Roundup
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...
Both Barrels North Island Roundup
Heath Worsfold’s truck with a nice pheasant and a happy pup named Sneak.
Nelson Marlborough Both Barrels July 2017
Each year in late March or early April, Fish & Game staff undertake our annual ‘greylard’ counts for all mallard, grey, and hybrid ducks.
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Nelson Marlborough Both Barrels June 2017
As with any recreation or sport, fostering youth in their chosen pursuit is a key requirement for its long-term future.
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Nelson / Marlborough Both Barrels May 2017
Opening day in the top of the South was typically fine as usual, but this never seems to dampen the enthusiasm of the 900 odd hunters who choose to call...
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Nelson / Marlborough Both Barrels Apr 2017
Staff recently completed monitoring mallards at 60 sites over the region and recorded an increase in birds in Tasman and Marlborough.
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Both Barrels Mar 2017
Get set to hunt some game birds
Southland Both Barrels May 2016
Opening day is probably the only day of the year when I wake up and I’m upset by a lack of wind!
Auckland Waikato Both Barrels May 2016
The mallard, grey and shoveler seasons are now but a memory, and even parries and black swan are off limits with their seasons over.
Otago Both BarrelsMay 2016
For what must be the 10th year in a row, Otago hunters woke to clear calm conditions for the Opening Day.
Central South Island Both Barrels May 2016
Opening Weekend heralded fine and pleasant weather.
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North Canterbury Both Barrels May 2016
With the game bird season well underway and the hype of opening day now past, it's time to reflect on hunting successes firstly, then focus on the great game bird...
West Coast Both Barrels May 2016
Large numbers of hunters turned out in the West Coast Region for Opening Weekend this year, both local hunters and many from other regions.
Nelson / Marlborough Both Barrels May 2016
Fish & Game had three ranging teams out in the field on Opening Day this year, concentrating on private land around Blenheim and Murchison.
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Wellington Both Barrels May 2016
The weather was largely to blame for what can only be described as a patchy Opening Weekend, with very calm conditions in the Wairarapa and resultingly few birds moving around.
Taranaki Both Barrels May 2016
While the hunter phone survey results are yet to be analysed, initial indications are that hunters were happy with their opening weekend bags – in many areas more mallards were...
Northland Both Barrels May 2016
Opening Weekend game bird hunting produced a “great variety” of results for hunters around the Northland Peninsula.
Hawke's Bay Both Barrrels May 2016
Fish & Game rangers along with police officers checked 57 waterfowl hunters over Opening Weekend.
Eastern Both Barrels May 2016
Hunters can now take advantage of being able to hunt the 20-odd Crown-owned wetlands around the region administered by Fish & Game.
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