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The seemingly relentless wind and wet weather in recent weeks have seen ducks holding on ponds and river bends with good levels of cover, but feeding opportunities provided by worms...
The opening weekend dawned fine and clear in most parts of the region, although early fog hampered hunters in some inland areas.
Mallard duck numbers are looking good this season, following an extended spring breeding season that produced a strong population going into summer.
Hopefully, you’ve had a productive 2021 game season and have a few fat mallards tucked away in the freezer.
While the Taranaki Region’s season for waterfowl other than pukeko ends at 6.15 pm on Sunday 27th June, there’s still time to get out for that last hunt or two.
Following the delayed and constrained opening last year following lockdown, it was great to see friends and family groups coming together to enjoy their opening weekend hunting.
With less than six weeks to go until the game bird season, we welcome our readers of Both Barrels for 2021, the place where we keep you up to date...
Claire Heyns, NorthTec Practicum student, helping with shoveler counts.
As the 2018 game bird season draws to a close, many hunters are reflecting on their success, saying it has been the best season they have experienced for a long time.
Following the end of the duck hunting season, we’ve seen good numbers of mallards during wetland visits - indicating a strong base population going into the breeding season.
Overall, it’s been an average season for ducks, with hunters reporting more mallards than in recent years but fewer paradise shelduck.
Welcome to this special issue of Both Barrels
For Taranaki game bird hunters who can’t wait for the traditional May start of the hunting season to come around, Fish & Game is all set to lay on some...
The 2018 season for paradise shelduck in Taranaki Area C ONLY is on the following days 24th and 25th February and 3rd and 4th March 2018.
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