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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 April 2021

TBB1April2021. The January 2021 moult counts indicate there will be plenty of paradise for hunters on the Taranaki ringplain this season.

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.

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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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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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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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Both Barrels South Island Roundup

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The waterfowl 2017 season has been and gone. We hope you managed to get out on a few hunting adventures this year and filled the freezer with enough duck to...

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Both Barrels North Island Roundup

N BB 1 Heath worsfolds truck pheasant with happy pup sneak2

Heath Worsfold’s truck with a nice pheasant and a happy pup named Sneak.

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Taranaki Both Barrels July 2017

TBBJul2019. Coastal sand country can provide some good hunting opportunities for pheasant

While the season for ducks and swan ended on Sunday 2nd July, pukeko can still be hunted in Taranaki until Sunday August 27, with a daily bag limit of 10...

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