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The drought is well and truly over! Earlier on the dry conditions made a lot of traditional hunting spots unshootable and the distribution and numbers of ducks varied.
Are you looking for a place to hunt in the second half of the season?
There has been some regulation changes this season. Below is a summary of the changes.
Over the first two weeks of the lockdown, Fish & Game have been scenario planning around what form the game bird season might take.
Well it’s all over apart from upland game there have been some good reports lately for parrie hunting opportunities.
The last day for Grey, Mallard and the Shoveler season was on the 30th June.
Another fine and clear day enabled birds to stay high.
With three months of below average rainfall, many ponds are dry or drying up throughout the region.
Welcome to the first edition of Both Barrels for the 2019 game bird hunting season.
Claire Heyns, NorthTec Practicum student, helping with shoveler counts.
As the 2018 game bird season draws to a close, many hunters are reflecting on their success, saying it has been the best season they have experienced for a long time.
Northland has some great upland game opportunities and now’s the time to make the most of them.
Despite the floods, those prepared to make the most of all their opportunities have reported good bags.
Another request for more duck friendly weather forecast didn’t come to fruition in Northland on opening Saturday and with some appeals to mother nature the wind eventually got up and...
With any luck, most of you will have had a chance to get your eye in with the opportunity provided by the special season for paradise shelduck, pukeko and black...
Welcome to this special issue of Both Barrels
The game bird season has ended... or has it?
The waterfowl 2017 season has been and gone. We hope you managed to get out on a few hunting adventures this year and filled the freezer with enough duck to...
Heath Worsfold’s truck with a nice pheasant and a happy pup named Sneak.
The mallard season may seem like distant memory now but hopefully you managed to secure a good bag during the season.
The season is rocketing along and we’ve had some great bags being shot around Northland.
I had heard about opening weekend in Northland being clear blue skies and a warm affair but I had hoped that coming up from Southland, that I would bring some...
With the recent flushes we’ve had from the Tasman tempest and cyclone Cook, previously dry wetlands are looking very lush and recharged.
Opening Day is probably the only day of the year when I wake up and I’m upset by a lack of wind!
The mallard, grey and shoveler seasons are now but a memory, and even parries and black swan are off limits with their seasons over.
For what must be the 10th year in a row, Otago hunters woke to clear calm conditions for the Opening Day.
Opening Weekend heralded fine and pleasant weather.
With the game bird season well underway and the hype of opening day now past, it's time to reflect on hunting successes firstly, then focus on the great game bird...
Large numbers of hunters turned out in the West Coast Region for Opening Weekend this year, both local hunters and many from other regions.
Fish & Game had three ranging teams out in the field on Opening Day this year, concentrating on private land around Blenheim and Murchison.
The weather was largely to blame for what can only be described as a patchy Opening Weekend, with very calm conditions in the Wairarapa and resultingly few birds moving around.
While the hunter phone survey results are yet to be analysed, initial indications are that hunters were happy with their opening weekend bags – in many areas more mallards were...
Opening Weekend game bird hunting produced a “great variety” of results for hunters around the Northland Peninsula.
Fish & Game rangers along with police officers checked 57 waterfowl hunters over Opening Weekend.
Hunters can now take advantage of being able to hunt the 20-odd Crown-owned wetlands around the region administered by Fish & Game.