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Both Barrels July 2020

TBB1July2020. 6 month old Tia with a well conditioned mallard from this season photo Murray Dobbin.

With Sunday July 12 marking the end of the hunting season for ducks in Taranaki, our hunter survey telephone interviewers report that most hunters have been happy with how the...

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Both Barrels June 2020

TBB1June2020. Hunters enjoy their opening morning at Lake Herengawe in the Waverley area.

Opening day dawned with low cloud cover in many parts of the region and this provided a good hour or two of hunting before it cleared to a fine calm morning.

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Both Barrels May 2020

TBB1May2020. Record numbers of paradise shelduck were counted on the Taranaki ringplain during the January 2020 moult

With NZ now in Alert Level 2, hunters can look forward with anticipation to the duck and pheasant hunting season kicking off at 6.30am on Saturday 23rd May and to...

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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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Taranaki Both Barrels July 2019

TBB1 Aug19 Mallards enjoy the morning sun on a wetland east of Stratford.

Following the end of the hunting season for ducks we’ve seen good numbers of mallards during recent wetland visits, indicating that there is a strong base population of birds going...

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Taranaki Both Barrels June 2019

TBB1Jun19. Pukeko breast meat makes great eating.

Final results of the game bird hunter survey are not yet in, but it’s looking like the 2019 season for ducks was about average.

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Taranaki Both Barrels May 2019

TBB1May19. The fine and calm conditions meant pond shooting was fairly slow on opening weekend

The generally fine and calm conditions that greeted hunters on opening day undoubtedly favoured the ducks.

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Taranaki Both Barrels April 2019

There will be plenty of paradise shelduck for those hunting within the Taranaki provincial area this season.

Taranaki Fish & Game staff say there should be plenty of ducks for hunters this season from May 4, with mallard numbers at above average levels.

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