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Both Barrels July 2022

Grey duck credit Geoff Irvine

Do you hunt or fish in the Molesworth? If so, please take note.

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Both Barrels June 2022

Eves Valley

Fish & Game’s Lawson Davey successfully saw through the completion of the Eves Valley wetland.

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Both Barrels May 2022

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We had two teams out on what was a very typical top of the South Opening Weekend – fine and calm.

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Both Barrels April 2022

Wairau Lagoons

With the 2022 game season knocking on the door, it sure is an exciting time to be a game bird hunter.

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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

Jack Gauld1

With the regular season done and dusted now its now time to turn our attention to what’s still on offer.

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Both Barrels June 2021

Tom Darling

There are heaps of hunting blocks available to book in the Tasman Pine Forests upland game area.

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Both Barrels May 2021

Jack Gauld Quail

Blue skies dawned on the first Saturday of May as is the norm for this region.

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Both Barrels April 2021

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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.

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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

Troy lagoons

For this season your elected Fish & Game Councillors approved an extended swan season.

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Both Barrels June 2020

Lawson Waimea

Our compliance efforts on Opening Day this year concentrated on public land hunting around the Waimea/Motueka area.

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Both Barrels May 2020

Wams map

We only have a few days till the start of the unique 2020 game bird season.

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Nelson/Marlborough Both Barrels July 2019

Rabbit Island quail

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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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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Nelson Marlborough Both Barrels July 2017

Graham Wilson Greys

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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