Tag: Paradise Shelduck

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Wild duck competition proves a winner

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Hunters from around the country converged on North Canterbury to take part in the first Canterbury Wild Duck Competition.

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Fish & Game tips ‘better hunting’ for Eastern Region's new game bird season

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Game bird hunters in Fish & Game’s Eastern Region can expect one of the best hunting seasons for some time, going by the latest research into mallard duck numbers.

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Northland & Taranaki regions offer special summer game bird hunting opportunities

Hunters are in the North Island are being offered some summer hunting opportunities in a couple of regions next weekend - in advance of the traditional May start of the...

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