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Both Barrels June 2022


When you take up game bird hunting, you quickly realise that the weather has a large influence on success.

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Both Barrels May 2022

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It appears opening weekend brought mixed results across the region, with high levels of success predominantly favouring hunters that did their preseason preparation.

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Both Barrels April 2022

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The long wait until opening morning is nearing an end as the first Saturday of May rolls around.

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Both Barrels March 2022

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Both Barrels will start in earnest in April, giving all hunters access to some of the best minds in game bird hunting in New Zealand.

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Both Barrels July 2021


Following a frosty start to the month the recent rain has the birds out moving.

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Both Barrels June 2021


Good numbers of game birds are still being observed across the region.

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Both Barrels May 2021

Olivia Braden and Moose Savage out hunting opening morning.

Excellent weather greeted game bird hunters for the opening weekend of the 2021 game season.

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Both Barrels April 2021

A promsing West Coast hunting spot recently photographed whilst doing preseason game bird counts . Photo credit Baylee Kersten

Preseason counts have been completed by staff and it looks like we are in store for a great season.

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Both Barrels March 2021

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With less than six weeks to go until the game bird season, we welcome our readers of Both Barrels for 2021, the place where we keep you up to date...

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West Coast Both Barrels July 2020

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The weather over the gamebird season has been very settled with long fine periods interspersed with shorter periods of rain and strong easterly winds.

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Both Barrels June 2020

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The long-awaited start to opening weekend on the West Coast seems to have come with a silver lining.

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Both Barrels May 2020

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While the delayed game bird season has taken some getting used to the good news is that under Alert level 2 hunters will be able to enjoy an almost normal...

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West Coast Both Barrels July 2019

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Following a very settled start the season, with blue skies, frosty mornings and mirror lakes, the weather has really taken a turn for the worst, the birds have become very...

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Both Barrels South Island Roundup

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The waterfowl 2017 season has been and gone. We hope you managed to get out on a few hunting adventures this year and filled the freezer with enough duck to...

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Both Barrels North Island Roundup

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Heath Worsfold’s truck with a nice pheasant and a happy pup named Sneak.

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West Coast Both Barrels July 2017

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Mainly settled weather has continued on the West Coast, with the long-range forecast indicating we'll get some rain between now and the end of the duck hunting season.

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