Category: Hunting

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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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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report 3rd May 2018

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Image right: Waterfowl absolutely covering a wetland located in the Wellington Fish & Game region (Credit Hamish Carnachan)

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Police join forces with Fish & Game rangers in safe hunting initiative

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Fish & Game and police are joining forces this weekend for the opening of the game bird hunting season to encourage safety and enforce hunting and firearm laws.

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Fish Game Ranger Teams To Guard Against Mycoplasma Bovis

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Fish & Game rangers in the lower South Island will be carrying disinfection kits to eliminate the risk of transferring Mycoplasma Bovis when moving from farm to farm while conducting...

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Do it now - Duck hunters urged not to leave licence purchase until last minute

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Amid predictions of a good duck hunting season, game bird hunters are being encouraged to abandon their usual habit of buying a hunting licence at the last minute.

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Use it or lose it – hunters urged to claim their duck hunting maimai this weekend

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Game bird hunters are being reminded time is running out to claim their favourite maimai or duck shooting spot in time for the start of the new hunting season.

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Game bird hunting licences now on sale

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A good duck breeding season in many parts of the country is holding the promise of a good hunting season as game bird hunting licences go on sale today.

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‘Biggest ever’ duck banding tally bodes well for game bird season

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Duck hunters will have no shortage of birds to target when the new game bird season kicks off in May (Saturday May 5) – going by the latest Fish &...

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Help our threatened wetlands on World Wetlands Day

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New Zealanders are being urged to celebrate World Wetlands Day by doing something practical to help protect wetlands, a habitat crucial to the survival of many of this country’s wildlife species.

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