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