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Precautionary Closure to Upper Tekapo Canal Trout Fishery

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Angler concern over the sustainability of one of the world’s best “trophy” trout fisheries will lead to a precautionary closure during the 2021 winter fishing season.

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Chef wows game bird hunters with pukeko

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The often-maligned pukeko was the culinary champion at the annual Nelson Marlborough Fish & Game, game bird food night at Club Waimea on Sunday night.

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Licence photo competition winner announced

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A stunning late afternoon photo of a boy and his uncle fishing has won the inaugural Fish & Game NZ Fishing Licence photo competition.

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Getting the most out of your gun dog: Part 5 Taking your dog skills to higher level

Pippa at Southern Goldies Trial. Photo by Alicia Hebden.

In this final article I’ll discuss a couple of skills which you would find useful in the field and which could often be the difference between retrieving or losing a bird.

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Tekapo trout tagging project underway

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Hundreds of Lake Tekapo trout have been relocated by Central South Island Fish & Game recently and most of them have a new important “accessory” on them.

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Environmental Officer for Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game

Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game are looking for an Part-time Environmental Officer.

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Getting the most out of your gun dog: Part 4 Hunting and training through the first couple of season

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If you’ve taken full advantage of the game bird hunting season and hunted with your pup in a variety of situations you’ll realise what a great asset a well-trained gun...

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Poisoned ducks discovered in Glen Eden

The shocking discovery of eight mallard ducks that had been poisoned in a public park has prompted a warning for pet owners from Auckland Waikato Fish & Game.

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Fish release for July School Holidays in Christchurch

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Are you looking for an outdoor activity for your kids these school holidays? Why not try fishing?

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Getting the most out of your gun dog-Part 3 How to approach the first hunting season

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So now your pup is six months old, the game bird season is only a month off and you’re keen to get into it.

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Duck hunters get to maximise their chances with a shortest day hunt this weekend

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Duck hunters get to maximise their chances with a shortest day hunt

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Duck hunters in Hawke’s Bay set for a great closing weekend hunt

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Hawke’s Bay Fish and Game encourage hunters to get out for the final weekend of the waterfowl season.

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Canal trout research underway

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A joint project between Meridian, NIWA and Central South Island Fish & Game is underway on the hydro canals near Twizel.

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Councils unite to turn the tide for sea-run salmon

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The most significant change ever to the way sea-run salmon are managed in New Zealand has been proposed, to help rebuild the South Island’s East Coast wild sea-run salmon populations.

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Freshwater reforms a significant step forward

The Government's policy announced today is a significant step forward in reducing pollution in our rural and our urban waterways caused by intensive farming and through council's neglect.

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Hunters have opening day success

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New Zealand was a hive of activity in the early hours today as thousands of hunters headed out before dawn to start the 2020 game bird hunting season.

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Alligator weed alert for Manawatu hunters

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Horizons Regional Council urges duck shooters this weekend to report any sightings of one of the world’s worst pest plants, Alligator Weed, in the Manawatū River or nearby ponds.

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Canterbury Anglers get Covid-19 bonus

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Anglers in North Canterbury who have spent the last seven weeks in various forms of lockdown are now able to fish selected lakes and rivers that would be normally closed...

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Getting the most out of your gundog - Part 2: Bring home your pup home and how to start training

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So, you’ve found someone with a suitable litter of pups, watched them grow to 8 weeks of age, and now they’re ready for you to bring your one home.

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Game On... Date confirmed for the 2020 duck hunting season

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23rd of May will be opening day, marking the start of the 2020 game bird season following today’s announcement of the move to Alert Level 2.

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