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Well, the duck hunting season is over for another year.
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.
Both Barrels will start in earnest in April, giving all hunters access to some of the best minds in game bird hunting in New Zealand.
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.
Unlike eastern areas of the country, Taranaki has been blessed with good autumn rains and most ponds and wetlands will be well topped up for the coming game season.
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...
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.
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...
Over the first two weeks of the lockdown, Fish & Game have been scenario planning around what form the game bird season might take.
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...
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.
The generally fine and calm conditions that greeted hunters on opening day undoubtedly favoured the ducks.
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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