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Game Bird Hunting Opening Weekend
More than 65,000 New Zealanders are believed to have turned out for the opening morning of the game bird season with low cloud, a bit of wind, and in some...
Mai-mai ballot aimed at next generation of hunters
Junior and novice hunters in Otago are being offered a chance at exclusive access to mai-mais and duck ponds for the opening of the 2023 game bird season.
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More adult hunters to harvest paradise shelducks
A nine-day hunting season to harvest some of Otago’s healthy population of paradise shelduck/pūtangitangi opens on Saturday, March 4.
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CSI Managed Wetlands hunting ballots now open
The opportunity to access some of the best public land areas for game bird hunting in New Zealand starts today.
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Game bird habitat stamp winner for 2023 Announced
A photo of a Californian quail strutting along a fence line is the image that will adorn the 2023 Game Bird Habitat Stamp.
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Southern chill on national shoveler count
A polar blast in Otago struck the annual New Zealand shoveler duck/kuruwhengi survey this month.
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Project to restore habitat at Bendigo Wildlife Reserve
Native planting has begun as part of work to improve habitat at an Otago Fish & Game-managed wildlife reserve in Central Otago.
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2022 Otago upland game bird season opens on May 29
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
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
Waterfowlers, watch this video for tips on how to set decoys for successful hunting.
Duck hunters look forward to more rain after season opening
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.
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
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
Thousands of mallards have flocked to rivers in Otago and Southland only weeks before opening weekend of the 2022 game bird season.
Police call for submissions on new rules for Clubs and Ranges
The New Zealand Police are calling for submissions on how gun clubs and ranges operate.
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Game bird habitat stamp winner for 2022 announced
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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Manchurian wild rice could trick you
Duck hunting gets you out along the waterways and in among some of the plants that like wet feet.
Quacker of a morning greets duck hunters
The weather conditions were in the duck's favour as the sun rose on the 2021 game bird season around the country.
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Only one day to go till the 2021 game bird season
Around 45,000 kiwis will be counting down the hours on Friday to the start of the 2021 duck hunting season on Saturday.
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Stunning photo helps save wetlands
Marlborough photographer Matt Winter’s stunning photo of a New Zealand shoveler duck lifting off the water has won the 2021 Game bird habitat stamp photo competition.
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