Richie Cosgrove

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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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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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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island 31 — 21/04/2022

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The end of the “summer” season is fast approaching, but there is still time for a trip or three.

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‘Significantly’ More Work Needed To Remedy Environment Woes – Fish & Game

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Fish & Game says the latest stocktake of the New Zealand environment points to significantly more work being required to improve water quality and reverse wetland loss.

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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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North Canterbury Weekly Fishing Report April 7 2022

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Unfortunately, as of this morning, the rain forecast for the high country hasn’t quite made enough of an impact to bring a new fresh down any of the main rivers,...

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Anglers reminded to stick to the rules

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Close to one in ten anglers checked by Central South Island Fish & Game are non-compliant with the sports fishing regulations.

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Salmon anglers master season bag limit

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The Canterbury sea run salmon fishing season is underway with good numbers of fish seen and being caught.

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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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Every Wetland Counts

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Eleven organisations call for doubling wetland extent by 2050

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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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Positives found in High Court loss on Lindis

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Otago Fish and Game Council is considering the implications of a judgement from the High Court where its appeal against the Lindis River Environment Court decision was not upheld.

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 02/12/2021

WFR2122.25 Geoff Clarke and his gigantic 17.5 pound sockeye salmon credit Dennis Laplanche

The canals have produced another potential world record sports fish!

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Weekly fishing report North Canterbury - 2 December 2021

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Over the last week, we have seen the main rivers rise and fall following the nor-west rain in the alps, but they should be approaching a fishable state by tomorrow.

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Angling News

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The Wellington Fish & Game Newsletter is hot off the press!

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Weekly Fishing Report — Central South Island — 25/11/2021

WFR2122.23 another 5 pound plus Opihi Catchment brown for the author caught during an evening rise Credit R Adams

Just a reminder, I have claimed this season as "big-fish" year in the Opihi River catchment.

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Fish & Game Supports Calls for Forestry Re-Focus

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Fish & Game NZ is supporting calls for an urgent rethink on the rapid proliferation of exotic forests currently being supported by central government, and instead, refocus on native plantings...

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Weekly Fishing Report - North Canterbury - 25-11-2021

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When: 8 December 2021

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