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Both Barrels July 2022

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It’s late season. The mornings are cold, and it’s a lot harder to get out of bed than it was in May.

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Both Barrels June 2022

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He’s got sharp eyes, good ears and drives mum mad with his mallard drake whistle.

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Both Barrels May 2022

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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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Both Barrels April 2022

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The 2022 game bird season gets off to a bang on Saturday, May 7.

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Both Barrels March 2022

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Both Barrels will start in earnest in April, giving all hunters access to some of the best minds in game bird hunting in New Zealand.

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Both Barrels July 2021

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That’s a wrap for the mallard season in Otago, which ended on July 11.

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Both Barrels June 2021

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Duck and quail shooting is a family affair for the Bonneys of Allanton.

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Both Barrels May 2021

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Scouting 20 hours a week has been the key to success so far this duck season, Otago hunter Chris Bell says.

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Both Barrels April 2021

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Excitement is building in Otago for the opening of the 2021 game bird season on Saturday, May 1.

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Both Barrels March 2021

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With less than six weeks to go until the game bird season, we welcome our readers of Both Barrels for 2021, the place where we keep you up to date...

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Both Barrels July 2020

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I trust you have had an enjoyable 2020 game bird hunting season to date and treated yourself to a few feeds of wild duck, try this delicious recipe here

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Both Barrels June 2020

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The May 23 opening brought smiles to hunters young and old who had to wait 55 weeks since the opening of 2019 due to the Covid – 19 virus outbreak...

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Both Barrels May 2020

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Yes, Opening Day is Finally Happening!

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Otago Both Barrels July 2019

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The last weekend for mallard/grey and NZ shoveler duck hunting is the 27/28th of July.

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Both Barrels South Island Roundup

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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...

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Both Barrels North Island Roundup

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Heath Worsfold’s truck with a nice pheasant and a happy pup named Sneak.

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Otago Both Barrels July 2017

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It’s incredible how three months can quickly slip by and the 2017 hunting season for mallard ducks has come to an end.

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