Category: Hunting

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report - 16 May 2019

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Right: A brace of mallards from a quick shoot in wild weather on Lake Wairarapa (Credit: Hamish Carnachan).

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Hunters, great prizes for returning duck band details

Rob Williams from Hunting and Fishing New Zealand shows off the jacket prize.

Game bird hunters are again being offered some "very appealing" incentives to take part in one of Fish & Game’s longest-running scientific research programmes.

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report - 9 May 2019

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Right: Young lab Ash retrieves a fat Wairarapa mallard drake on Opening morning 2019 (Photo Hamish Carnachan).

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Waterfowl hunters applauded for responsible attitude

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The start of the 2019 game bird hunting season got off to a great start in the Manawatu last weekend although calm weather conditions favoured the ducks, says Wellington Fish...

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Fish & Game hails ‘safe’ start to game bird season

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Fish & Game has applauded duck hunters for a “safe and compliant” start to the new season that began early yesterday morning.

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report - 2 May 2019

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Right: Getting set - Hunters are counting down the last few days until Opening 2019 (Photo Hamish Carnachan).

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Stars align for lower North Island duck hunters

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Deteriorating weather and good duck numbers in the lower North Island are aligned for the Opening of the game bird hunting season which starts this Saturday.

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Fish & Game hopeful of ‘first rate’ game bird season

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Some "outstanding" hunting is in store for game bird hunters when the new season opens this weekend if the weather plays its part, according to Fish & Game.

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Otago Fish & Game finds mallards ducking for cover

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Otago Fish & Game officer Paul van Klink has just completed the annual mallard monitoring flights over coastal and South Otago.

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Game bird hunters reminded to ‘sort their hunting spot’

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Game bird hunters have been reminded to stake their claim on their favourite maimai or duck shooting stand before the start of the new hunting season starting Saturday, 4 May, 2019.

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Game bird hunters ‘first step’ towards promising new season

Nixon Martin duck calling on his first hunt with family members.

Keen game bird hunters will soon take the first step towards bagging some wild game when the new hunting season opens - with game bird hunting licences for the 2019...

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Hunting Stand Ballots

Applications are invited from gamebird hunters for a very limited number of hunting stands at Lake Wairarapa, and Pukepuke Lagoon (Himitangi).

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Hunters Score Conservation Win With Marlborough Wetland Restoration

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The contribution hunters have made to saving and restoring Marlborough’s largest surviving lowland freshwater wetland is being highlighted to mark 2019 World Wetlands Day.

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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

Scott Fraser from Waikato Hunting Fishing hands Alan Betschart his prizes.

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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