Category: Hunting

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Getting the most out of your gun dog-Part 3 How to approach the first hunting season

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So now your pup is six months old, the game bird season is only a month off and you’re keen to get into it.

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Duck hunters get to maximise their chances with a shortest day hunt this weekend

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Duck hunters get to maximise their chances with a shortest day hunt

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Hunters have opening day success

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New Zealand was a hive of activity in the early hours today as thousands of hunters headed out before dawn to start the 2020 game bird hunting season.

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Game On... Date confirmed for the 2020 duck hunting season

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23rd of May will be opening day, marking the start of the 2020 game bird season following today’s announcement of the move to Alert Level 2.

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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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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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Hunters, great prizes for returning duck band details

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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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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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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

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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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