Posts by Default Admin for 'Both Barrels' Newsletter:
During the day, mallards will often rest up underneath willows located on the margins of our rivers.
Opening weekend was a great success in Southland with plenty of birds about.
From our Spring brood counts and ongoing wet Summer we have seen plenty of mallards, paradise shelduck and black swans getting around this season.
Over the first two weeks of the lockdown, Fish & Game have been scenario planning around what form the game bird season might take.
We hope everyone had a great end to their waterfowl season in Southland.
All this wet weather has created lots of puddles for mallards.
Results from our annual game bird harvest survey put our opening weekend harvest at 13.8 mallards per hunter.
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.
Ace game bird chef Phil Hazeldine presiding over a wild game feast.