Category: Hunting

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Ducks by the hundred get ‘blinged up’ for scientific research

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Hundreds of Bay of Plenty ducks are helping scientific research into their populations and habits by getting “blinged up” with bright, shiny bands on their legs.

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Kiwis set quacking pace at world waterfowl calling champs

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Kiwi duck callers have “done New Zealand proud” in the World Waterfowl Calling Championships in the United States – with a string of placings including a second.

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Kiwis off to compete in world duck calling champs

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Some of New Zealand’s top duck callers are preparing to head to the U.S. to compete in the World Waterfowl Calling Championships in the state of Maryland.

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Hunters ‘win big time’ for sending in duck band details

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Helping Fish & Game’s research has “paid off big time” for five game bird hunters who’ve each been rewarded with a $600 Hunting & Fishing prize package – for returning...

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Manawatu teen quacks the duck calling top spot

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A Manawatu teen has swept the New Zealand Duck and Goose Calling Championships in Taupo, winning all four categories he entered.

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New Zealand’s top youth shooters compete in Canterbury

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Students from around the country have converged on Canterbury for this year’s annual New Zealand Secondary Schools Clay Target Championships.

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A big call – the hunt’s on for New Zealand’s best duck caller

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The country’s aspiring duck and goose callers are preparing to out-cackle and “ruffle each other’s feathers” in the New Zealand Duck and Goose Calling Championships later this month.

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Urgent investigation into Hawke’s Bay pheasant dumping

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Fish and Game has begun an urgent investigation into the dumping of dozens of dead pheasants on Napier’s Westshore Beach.

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report 28th June 2018

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Right: Decoys take on life as a hail and sleet squall rolls over Lake Wairarapa (Photo: Hamish Carnachan).

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report 21st June 2018

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Right: Saturday should be a good one to get the kids out for a short shoot before the weather turns (Photo: Hamish Carnachan).

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report 14th June 2018

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Right: Setting up in a recently harvested maize paddock to target parries and mallards (Photo: Hamish Carnachan).

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Return your duck band details for the chance to ‘win big’

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Game bird hunters – return your duck band details and you could win a terrific “double prize” of a top quality duck hunting jacket plus a six-pack of state of...

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report 7th June 2018

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Right: Set up in a Lake Wairarapa maimai ahead of a southerly front rolling in (Photo: Hamish Carnachan).

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report 31st May 2018

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Right: A bird in the hand - A successful jump shoot on a farm dam, where many mallards are now seeking refuge (Photo: Hamish Carnachan).

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report 24th May 2018

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Right: Box of Birds - Hunters returning from a successful outing on Lake Wairarapa this week (Photo: Hamish Carnachan).

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report 17th May 2018

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Right: A very proud eight-month-old Ash with her first retrieve (Photo: Hamish Carnachan).

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report 10th May 2018

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Right: Perseverance pays off - four fat mallards before 9 o'clock on Opening morning (Photo Hamish Carnachan).

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Fish & Game hails hunters' safe start to duck season

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Hunters are being praised for their safe start to the game bird hunting season, with no injuries over the Opening Weekend.

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Hunters praised for safety focus as new game bird season starts

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Fish and Game staff say that most hunters encountered in a large-scale ranging operation were “more than happy” with their start to the new game bird season, that began early...

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Safety ‘number one priority’ this game bird season

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Game bird hunters are being urged to make safety their number one priority when the new hunting season opens this weekend Saturday 5 May.

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