Category: Hunting

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Duck Callers ‘Squawk It Out’ In The Calling Champs

There was so much squawking you could be forgiven for thinking that a flock of ducks had taken up refuge inside the Springston Hotel in Canterbury on Saturday night.

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Thousands revel in opening day’s hunting in spite of Indian summer conditions

Tens of thousands of hunters have turned out countrywide for the opening of the new game bird hunting season.

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Fish & Game calls for ‘utmost ’care on eve of new duck hunting season

Fish & Game New Zealand is calling for the thousands of game bird hunters venturing out for the opening of the new hunting season on Saturday to exercise the highest...

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‘Good weather for ducks’- Fish & Game tips better game bird season as rain ends Indian summer

The sudden arrival of rain over much of the country this week is being described as “good weather for ducks” with the gamebird season opening on Saturday 7 May.

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Hunting & fishing company backs Fish & Game duck research

Game bird hunters prepared to help Fish & Game in their ongoing duck research – have the chance of winning one of the latest camo’ hunting jackets.

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Hunting & gathering - the Gamebird Food Festival is back for 2016!

Some of New Zealand’s best restaurants are again offering game bird hunters the opportunity to have their bag professionally cooked during the 2016 Game Bird Food Festival.

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Good news for game bird hunters: longer seasons, bigger bags

Game bird hunters in a number of regions will get more opportunity to target their favourite quarry this hunting season – after some healthy increases in duck populations.

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Hunting & fishing access protected under new laws

Game bird hunter access to traditional hunting spots on farm dams, rivers and creeks remains unaffected by new workplace safety legislation.

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Game bird hunters reminded to turn out on pegging day to reserve hunting spot

Fish & Game is reminding game bird hunters to get out and stake a claim this weekend for their favourite maimai, before the game bird season starts on Saturday, 7 May.

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Wetland birds die in botulism outbreak

A botulism outbreak at an internationally significant wetland just south of Auckland has killed hundreds of game and migratory birds including some endangered species.

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Game bird hunters raise money to support World Wetlands Day

New Zealanders who want to help protect some of the country’s most important environmental areas are urged to buy the latest Fish & Game habitat stamp being launched today (Tuesday...

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Tracking mallards - latest word from the researchers

Fish & Game’s major mallard research project is continuing – but already producing some valuable insights – for example into survival rates for female ducks and their ducklings.

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Last chance to bag some game birds

Fish & Game is urging gamebird hunters to make the most of the last weekend of the gamebird season and bag some upland game birds – pheasants and quail –...

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Turning out for the big 'spoony' count

More than 50 Fish & Game officers and volunteers turned out in early August, to carry out Fish & Game’s only nationwide bird count – centred on the shoveler duck...

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You are here Home Healthy response to call for duck pond volunteers

Operation Duck Pond is signing up more volunteers, following a “very good response” from game bird hunters to a fresh appeal for pond observers.

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Please send us your duck details

Fish & Game officers have made an urgent appeal for game bird hunters to send in any duck band information they have – after a “disappointingly slow” response to the...

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Fish & Game mounts nationwide bird-counting mission

Up to 50 Fish & Game officers and volunteers around New Zealand head out on a major game bird-counting mission today – focused on the shoveler duck, or ‘spoony.’

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Operation Duck Pond needs your help!

Operation Duck Pond is still looking for keen waterfowl hunters (or family members, friends) who are able to monitor their ponds over the coming breeding season.

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Online mapping system helps Waikato hunters hit the mark

Planning a hunting trip in the Waikato just got easier following the introduction of new hunter access point information on the free, nationwide Walking Access Mapping System.

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Let's weed out the 'bird dumpers' giving us a bad name

Hunters who dumped birds in separate incidents in both the North and South Islands have cast a shadow over the otherwise happy start to the game bird season.

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