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Southern chill on national shoveler count

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A polar blast in Otago struck the annual New Zealand shoveler duck/kuruwhengi survey this month.

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Wellington Game Bird Hunting Bulletin - 30 June 2022

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A quiet afternoon at Lake Wairarapa with little activity until last light (Credit: Hamish Carnachan)

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Wellington Game Bird Hunting Bulletin - 23 June 2022

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Flooded pasture has provided plenty of food for ducks looking to put on condition as we head into winter (Credit: Hamish Carnachan)

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Wellington Game Bird Hunting Bulletin - 16th June 2022

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June 16, 2022

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Wellington Game Bird Hunting Bulletin - 9th June 2022

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June 9, 2022

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Wellington Game Bird Hunting Bulletin - 2nd June 2022

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June 2, 2022

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Wellington Game Bird Hunting Bulletin - 26th May 2022

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May 26, 2022

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2022 Otago upland game bird season opens on May 29

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Upland game bird hunters will be anxiously awaiting the start of the 2022 Otago season after mixed reports about the California quail population.

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Plenty of birds left for the rest of duck season

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Hunters shot slightly fewer birds and spent less time in the maimai on opening weekend of the game bird season in Otago this year.

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Secrets for Setting Decoys

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Waterfowlers, watch this video for tips on how to set decoys for successful hunting.

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Wellington Game Bird Hunting Bulletin - 19th May 2022

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May 19, 2022

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Wellington Game Bird Hunting Bulletin - 12th May 2022

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May 19, 2022

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Stunning weather greeted around 50,000 game bird hunters around the country this morning.

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While the sunshine and light winds across the country might have been in the duck's favour, it didn't stop hunters from celebrating the traditional first Saturday in May, the Opening...

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Harvest time for free-range food from the sky

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The annual duck-hunting season to harvest free-range food from the sky starts on Saturday, May 7, Otago Fish & Game says.

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Wellington Game Bird Hunting Bulletin - 4th May 2022

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May 4, 2022

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Police call for submissions on new rules for Clubs and Ranges

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The New Zealand Police are calling for submissions on how gun clubs and ranges operate.

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Game bird habitat stamp winner for 2022 announced

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A photo of a pheasant gliding into land by Tauranga’s Jeanette Nee is the image that will adorn the 2022 Game Bird Habitat Stamp.

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CSI Managed Wetlands hunting ballots now open

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The opportunity to access some of the best public land areas for game bird hunting in New Zealand starts today.

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Manchurian wild rice could trick you

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Duck hunting gets you out along the waterways and in among some of the plants that like wet feet.

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Quacker of a morning greets duck hunters

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The weather conditions were in the duck's favour as the sun rose on the 2021 game bird season around the country.

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