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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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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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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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Hunters praised for following the rules

Game bird hunters throughout the country followed the rules last weekend on what would have been the traditional start to the game bird hunting season.

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No duck hunting this weekend

Duck hunters are reminded that this weekend is not the start of the annual game bird season.

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Getting the most out of your gundog - 9 April 2020

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Choosing a Breed

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Mallards explore the South Pacific

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Two intrepid New Zealand mallard ducks have turned up on the small New Caledonian island of Lifou.

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Summer hunting for paradise shelduck on offer

There were good numbers of paradise shelduck moulting at sites on the Taranaki ringplain this year

For Taranaki game bird hunters who can’t wait for the traditional May start of the hunting season to come around, Fish & Game is all set to lay on some...

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Perfectly timed photo wins award for South Island photographer

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Marlborough photographer Matt Winter’s expertly timed photo of two paradise shelducks in perfect symmetry has won the inaugural Game Bird Habitat Trust’s photo competition.

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Kiwi calls in the crowd and wins world duck calling champs

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Kiwi teenager Ritson Galloway, who is the current New Zealand Live Duck Calling Champion, has blitzed the best duck callers from all over the world to become the first Non-American...

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Duck hunting still going ahead next year

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Information spread by the Coalition of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) and picked up by ACT’s David Seymour is incorrect.

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Call of the wild will ring out in Taupo on Saturday

A cacophony of duck calls will ring out at the New Zealand Duck and Goose Calling Championships this weekend.

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Game bird hunters ‘first step’ towards promising new season

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Keen game bird hunters will soon take the first step towards bagging some wild game when the new hunting season opens - with game bird hunting licences for the 2019...

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Duck numbers high through the Central Canterbury region

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Duck hunters will have plenty of options when the new game bird season starts on the first Saturday in May, any misses will be probably down to the hunter and...

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Protecting New Zealand’s Threatened Wetlands on World Wetlands Day

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The public is being encouraged to buy a specially commissioned wildlife habitat stamp to mark World Wetlands Day, with funds raised from sales being used to protect New Zealand’s fast-disappearing...

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Hunters Score Conservation Win With Marlborough Wetland Restoration

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The contribution hunters have made to saving and restoring Marlborough’s largest surviving lowland freshwater wetland is being highlighted to mark 2019 World Wetlands Day.

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New Zealand’s top youth shooters compete in Canterbury

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Students from around the country have converged on Canterbury for this year’s annual New Zealand Secondary Schools Clay Target Championships.

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