Category: Hunting

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Hunters praised for following the rules

Game bird hunters throughout the country followed the rules last weekend on what would have been the traditional start to the game bird hunting season.

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No duck hunting this weekend

Duck hunters are reminded that this weekend is not the start of the annual game bird season.

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Game bird season opening confirmed

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The Government have announced that the game bird season is delayed. However, we are pleased to announce we will have a game bird season under Alert Level 2 with the...

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Hunting is a safe activity

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The New Zealand outdoors offers fantastic hunting opportunities. Over 195,000 hunters recreate in New Zealand each year and Fish & Game New Zealand and the Game Animal Council say that...

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Getting the most out of your gundog - 9 April 2020

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Choosing a Breed

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Mallards explore the South Pacific

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Two intrepid New Zealand mallard ducks have turned up on the small New Caledonian island of Lifou.

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Game bird hunting bulletin 31 March 2020

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Welcome to the first issue of our special Game Bird Hunting Bulletin - March 31, 2020.

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Perfectly timed photo wins award for South Island photographer

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Marlborough photographer Matt Winter’s expertly timed photo of two paradise shelducks in perfect symmetry has won the inaugural Game Bird Habitat Trust’s photo competition.

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Kiwi calls in the crowd and wins world duck calling champs

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Kiwi teenager Ritson Galloway, who is the current New Zealand Live Duck Calling Champion, has blitzed the best duck callers from all over the world to become the first Non-American...

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Duck hunting still going ahead next year

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Information spread by the Coalition of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) and picked up by ACT’s David Seymour is incorrect.

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Call of the wild will ring out in Taupo on Saturday

A cacophony of duck calls will ring out at the New Zealand Duck and Goose Calling Championships this weekend.

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report - 01 August 2019

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Photo Caption: There's still a month left for hunters to chase upland game and bag some A-grade wild food (Credit: Hamish Carnachan).

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report - 04 July 2019

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Photo Caption: Walk-up pukeko shooting provides an opportunity to extend the season and work the dog (Credit: Hamish Carnachan).

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report - 27 June 2019

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Right: Waiting for the evening flight on a very still Wairarapa evening (Photo: Hamish Carnachan).

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report - 20 June 2019

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Right: A brace of birds from a flooded backwater (Photo: Hamish Carnachan).

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report - 13 June 2019

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Right: All set up for an evening shoot, South Coast, Wairarapa. (Photo: Hamish Carnachan).

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report - 6 June 2019

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Right: Ash with a retrieve on a windy Wairarapa day earlier this week (Photo: Hamish Carnachan).

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report - 30 May 2019

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Right: Waiting for the evening flight (Photo: Hamish Carnachan).

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report - 24 May 2019

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Right: An enthusiastic retrieve by 14-month-old GSP Digby at Lake Wairarapa on Sunday (Photo: Alex Dalzel).

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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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