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Research project reaches 20-pound milestone

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Angler Scott Miller landed a huge 20-pound (9kg) brown trout in the Tekapo Canal in April 2022, catching the attention of Central South Island Fish & Game.

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Corina Jordan lands ‘dream’ role as Fish & Game NZ chief executive

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Fish & Game New Zealand has appointed Corina Jordan to the position of chief executive.

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2022 Otago upland game bird season opens on May 29

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Upland game bird hunters will be anxiously awaiting the start of the 2022 Otago season after mixed reports about the California quail population.

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Plenty of birds left for the rest of duck season

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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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Secrets for Setting Decoys

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Waterfowlers, watch this video for tips on how to set decoys for successful hunting.

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Duck hunters look forward to more rain after season opening

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Fine weather and light wind has again favoured the ducks on opening day of the game bird season in Otago.

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Stunning weather greeted around 50,000 game bird hunters around the country this morning.

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While the sunshine and light winds across the country might have been in the duck's favour, it didn't stop hunters from celebrating the traditional first Saturday in May, the Opening...

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Harvest time for free-range food from the sky

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The annual duck-hunting season to harvest free-range food from the sky starts on Saturday, May 7, Otago Fish & Game says.

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Bumper duck counts as harvest nears

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Thousands of mallards have flocked to rivers in Otago and Southland only weeks before opening weekend of the 2022 game bird season.

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‘Significantly’ More Work Needed To Remedy Environment Woes – Fish & Game

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Fish & Game says the latest stocktake of the New Zealand environment points to significantly more work being required to improve water quality and reverse wetland loss.

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Police call for submissions on new rules for Clubs and Ranges

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The New Zealand Police are calling for submissions on how gun clubs and ranges operate.

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Review of Otago freshwater angling regulations

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The Otago Fish and Game Council is nearing the end of its triennial review of the Anglers Notice (fishing regulations).

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2022 Otago Junior and Novice Hunters Ballot

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Ballots are open for junior and novice game bird hunters to access mai mais and ponds at Otago Fish & Game's managed wetlands for the 2022 Opening Weekend.

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Game bird habitat stamp winner for 2022 announced

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A photo of a pheasant gliding into land by Tauranga’s Jeanette Nee is the image that will adorn the 2022 Game Bird Habitat Stamp.

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Every Wetland Counts

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Eleven organisations call for doubling wetland extent by 2050

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CSI Managed Wetlands hunting ballots now open

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The opportunity to access some of the best public land areas for game bird hunting in New Zealand starts today.

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Manchurian wild rice could trick you

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Duck hunting gets you out along the waterways and in among some of the plants that like wet feet.

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Positives found in High Court loss on Lindis

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Otago Fish and Game Council is considering the implications of a judgement from the High Court where its appeal against the Lindis River Environment Court decision was not upheld.

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Fish & Game Supports Calls for Forestry Re-Focus

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Fish & Game NZ is supporting calls for an urgent rethink on the rapid proliferation of exotic forests currently being supported by central government, and instead, refocus on native plantings...

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Lower Clutha Trout Fishing Competition to support fishery research

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The return of the Lower Clutha Trout Fishing Competition on Saturday, November 27, is a win-win for anglers and the fishery, Dunedin angler Bryson Carraher says.

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