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Both Barrels July 2021

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We hope everyone who was able managed to get out at least once more throughout the 2021 season.

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Both Barrels June 2021

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Time sure has flown as we already have just less than a month of waterfowl season to go – make sure you get out and make the most of it!

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Both Barrels April 2021

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This season is looking like another fantastic one: overall the mallard count is very similar to our last aerial count completed in 2019, which was the highest count we have...

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Both Barrels July 2020

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During the day, mallards will often rest up underneath willows located on the margins of our rivers.

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Both Barrels June 2020

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Opening weekend was a great success in Southland with plenty of birds about.

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Both Barrels May 2020

Good habitat greatly improves fledge success

From our Spring brood counts and ongoing wet Summer we have seen plenty of mallards, paradise shelduck and black swans getting around this season.

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Special Lockdown Edition Both Barrels April 2020

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Over the first two weeks of the lockdown, Fish & Game have been scenario planning around what form the game bird season might take.

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Southland Both Barrels July 2019

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We hope everyone had a great end to their waterfowl season in Southland.

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Southland Both Barrels June 2019

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All this wet weather has created lots of puddles for mallards.

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Southland Both Barrels May 2019

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Results from our annual game bird harvest survey put our opening weekend harvest at 13.8 mallards per hunter.

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Southland Both Barrels April 2019

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The extra rain we received in November and December meant our later nesting mallards fared well to have a very productive and successful breeding season.

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South Island Roundup - Both Barrels 2018

Ace game bird chef Phil Hazeldine presiding over a wild game feast.

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