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Both Barrels June 2022

TBB1June2022. Tia in action

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...

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Both Barrels May 2022

TBBMay2022. A good opening day bag of mallards from Lake Ratapiko

The opening weekend dawned fine and clear in most parts of the region, although early fog hampered hunters in some inland areas.

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Both Barrels April 2022

TBB1April2022. Jakson Stewart and Ranger with their 2021 opeing day harvest photo Glenn Stewart

Mallard duck numbers are looking good this season, following an extended spring breeding season that produced a strong population going into summer.

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Both Barrels July 2021

TBBJuly2021. Hunters all set for a productive paradise summer season. Photo Curly McEwen.

Hopefully, you’ve had a productive 2021 game season and have a few fat mallards tucked away in the freezer.

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Both Barrels June 2021

TBB1June2021. Mallard duck have provided some good hunting opportunities during the 2021 game season.

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.

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Both Barrels May 2021

TBB1May2021. A successful opening day pheasant hunt photo Craig Munro

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.

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Both Barrels March 2021

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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...

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North Island Roundup - Both Barrels 2018

Claire Heyns, NorthTec Practicum student, helping with shoveler counts.

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Both Barrels August 2018

SS 1 Phil gamebird fest

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.

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Taranaki Both Barrels July 2018

T2BBJuly18. Taranaki pheasants can be out in all weather.

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.

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Taranaki Both Barrels June 2018

TBB1Jun18. Troy Grigg with Charlie photo Sophie Grigg

Overall, it’s been an average season for ducks, with hunters reporting more mallards than in recent years but fewer paradise shelduck.

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Both Barrels Special Edition March 2018

BBaprilCSI2 Calling birds on sunrise opening 2019

Welcome to this special issue of Both Barrels

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Summer hunting for ‘parries' on offer

Parries on a Taranaki lake.

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...

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2018 season for paradise shelduck

FGNZ Opening24

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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