Banding Together 2019

Return your duck band details to win state of the art hunting stuff!BT XD Pond Shot2

Send in your duck band details by the deadline and you can win not only a top-quality duck hunting jacket, but a six-pack of decoys.

Each prize pack is worth nearly $570 in total – containing a Banded White River duck hunting jacket, plus a six-pack of the latest Avery GHG XD (Extra Detail) Floating Mallard Decoys (pictured above).

Hunting & Fishing New Zealand has generously sponsored the prizes in conjunction with the U.S. waterfowling company Banded Holdings, distributors of Banded and Avery hunting gear.

Hunting & Fishing New Zealand’s Head of Marketing, Chris Cameron, says the company is again delighted to continue its support for the banding programme as one of Fish & Game’s most long-running and important data gathering initiatives.

"Getting the band number and details of where and when birds were harvested, and their age, provides invaluable information.

“An estimated 6000 birds were banded last summer and it’s the 23rd year that banding has been carried out.

"It's a key programme that allows Fish & Game to monitor population trends, and help staff manage game bird resources with the tools of season lengths and bag limits."

Chris Cameron says the information gathered is vital for waterfowl hunting in New Zealand, and "benefits each and every game bird hunter."

It's simple to take part and be in with a chance of winning the great prizes.

Remember, you can keep your duck bands – Fish & Game only needs the band number and a few additional facts. You can phone in, or lodge the details online. (Basic rules apply – see below for contact info).

Five winners will be drawn randomly from the list of hunters who send in their band details. Hunters may send in multiple entries, but only one entry is permitted per duck band.

Each of the five winners will get a Banded White River hunting jacket (RRP $399.99) plus Avery GHG 6-Pack of the new XD Mallard floater decoys (RRP $169.99).

The jacket is waterproof, breathable with loads of features and pockets expressly for hunting.

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Rob Williams of Hunting & Fishing's Tauranga store shows off the jacket and decoys.

The Avery lifelike XD decoys are manufactured from a pliable high-grade plastic that holds its paint for years of hunting, These are regarded as the most realistic and durable decoys out there this season. The winners will be over the moon.

Let’s 'band together' on duck bands. The banding information helps them better manage the birds – and benefits you, the hunter.

Remember – Fish & Game doesn’t need the band itself, just the number on it and one or two other details like where and when you shot the bird.BT four 1

Ring the free phone number 0800 BIRD BAND (0800-247322). Or you’ll find a ready-made form to fill out on the Fish & Game website here.    

Please read the Banding Together TERMS & CONDITIONS here