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2022 Hunting Newsletter

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Check out all the latest game bird hunting info for Taranaki hunters here

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Secrets for Setting Decoys

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Waterfowlers, watch this video for tips on how to set decoys for successful hunting.

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Stunning weather greeted around 50,000 game bird hunters around the country this morning.

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While the sunshine and light winds across the country might have been in the duck's favour, it didn't stop hunters from celebrating the traditional first Saturday in May, the Opening...

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‘Significantly’ More Work Needed To Remedy Environment Woes – Fish & Game

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Fish & Game says the latest stocktake of the New Zealand environment points to significantly more work being required to improve water quality and reverse wetland loss.

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Police call for submissions on new rules for Clubs and Ranges

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The New Zealand Police are calling for submissions on how gun clubs and ranges operate.

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Summer hunting for paradise shelduck on offer

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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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Game bird habitat stamp winner for 2022 announced

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A photo of a pheasant gliding into land by Tauranga’s Jeanette Nee is the image that will adorn the 2022 Game Bird Habitat Stamp.

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Every Wetland Counts

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Eleven organisations call for doubling wetland extent by 2050

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Manchurian wild rice could trick you

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Duck hunting gets you out along the waterways and in among some of the plants that like wet feet.

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Positives found in High Court loss on Lindis

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Otago Fish and Game Council is considering the implications of a judgement from the High Court where its appeal against the Lindis River Environment Court decision was not upheld.

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Fish & Game Supports Calls for Forestry Re-Focus

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Fish & Game NZ is supporting calls for an urgent rethink on the rapid proliferation of exotic forests currently being supported by central government, and instead, refocus on native plantings...

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Rahui at the Waiwhakaiho River mouth

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Taranaki Fish & Game supports the Rāhui and will be reminding angling licence holders to respect the prohibition on-water activities from the Waiwhakaiho River mouth to the Telecom waterhole on...

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Update on the Fish & Game Review

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The advice from Fish & Game in its submission on the Review to the Minister was that any changes to Fish & Game's regional structure should require further study.

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2021 Fish & Game Election Results

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Anglers and hunters across New Zealand have had their say, and the results are now in for the 2021 Fish & Game Election.

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Lake Rotomanu Family Trout Fishing Day

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Following the success of last year's event, the 2nd annual Lake Rotomanu family trout fishing day is on Saturday, October 30, from 8 am – 1 pm.

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Anglers hit the water in numbers for Opening Day

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Thousands of anglers across the country headed out before dawn this morning to start the 2021/22 sports fishing season.

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Candidates confirmed for the 2021 Fish & Game elections

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Anglers and hunters throughout New Zealand need to check they are enrolled to vote now that candidates in the 2021 Fish & Game elections were confirmed today.

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A call for candidates to contest the Fish & Game elections is now open

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Have you got governance skills you could apply to the Fish & Game organisation.

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New rules introduced to protect sea-run salmon fishery

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To help save New Zealand’s wild Chinook salmon species, a ground-breaking change to freshwater fishing regulations will introduce a season bag for sea-run salmon in the 2021/22 fishing season, in...

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Nutrients In Rivers - How Much Is Too Much?

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Top New Zealand freshwater scientists have answered the question of how much nutrients should be permitted in our rivers to maintain ecosystem health.

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