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Duck hunters urged not to leave buying licence until last minute

Game bird hunters are being encouraged to buy their hunting licence now to avoid missing out on what is being predicted to be one of the best seasons in years.

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

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Fish & Game rangers and Police officers say “safety is the key concern” as they prepare to again join forces to check game bird hunters – especially on Opening Weekend...

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Duck hunters urged to take water safety seriously

Duck hunters are being urged to wear life jackets when hunting on waterways this game bird season, with water levels in some parts of the North Island still much higher...

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Game bird hunters urged to take care as storm lashes country

Fish & Game is urging game bird hunters wanting to stake a claim on their favourite hunting spot to take care as Cyclone Debbie lashes much of the country.

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Game bird hunters urged to take note of new rules for shotguns

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Game bird hunters are now restricting the number of shots they use in game bird hunting in six of the 12 Fish & Game regions, a measure introduced for “sound”...

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The wait is over – game bird licences are now on sale

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The opportunity to bag a duck, pheasant or quail for the family table is drawing nearer, with game bird hunting licences for the 2017 season going on sale today.

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Do your bit to help protect wildlife habitat – buy a game bird licence

New Zealanders are being urged to do their bit to protect some of the country’s most important environmental areas by buying the latest Fish & Game habitat stamp.

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F&G Criticises Overseas Investment Office Hunter Valley Decision as ‘Extraordinary’

The Otago Fish and Game Council is critical of the Overseas Investment Office decision on the sale of the Hunter Valley Station to a foreign buyer, describing it as “extraordinary”...

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Northland & Taranaki regions offer special summer game bird hunting opportunities

Hunters are in the North Island are being offered some summer hunting opportunities in a couple of regions next weekend - in advance of the traditional May start of the...

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Stream clean-up aims to ‘tempt’ trout back

Sixty-five tonnes of accumulated silt has been blasted out of a Christchurch stream in an effort to entice trout back to breed, and improve the habitat for other aquatic life.

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Kiwis Off To World Duck Calling Champs In U.S.

Two young New Zealanders from the South Island have flown out to the United States to take part in the world duck calling championships (flew out Monday 7 Nov).

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Prizes All Round As The North Canterbury Swan Hunt Comes To An End

Fourteen lucky game bird hunters walked away with prizes totalling $7200 last weekend at the conclusion of this year’s Great Black Swan Hunt organised by North Canterbury Fish & Game.

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Both Barrels North Island Roundup Aug 2016

Starting at the top of the island, Northland Region will hold special open seasons next summer – the first for paradise shelduck is on the weekend of 25 and 26...

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Both Barrels South Island Roundup Aug 2016

SHOVELER MONITORING RESULTSStaff were recently out counting shoveler (kuruwhengi) as part of a nationwide monitoring campaign which has been taking place for well over a decade.

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Fish & Game Officers Count Shoveler Ducks Nationwide

Fish & Game is mounting a nationwide bird count today – to pin down the number of shoveler ducks found around the country.

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South Islanders Still Have A Month Of Duck Shooting To Go!

Don’t put away the guns just yet; you still have a month to go!

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NZ Duck Calling Championships - Winners

SOUTH ISLAND FINALIST QUACKS HIS WAY TO WORLD CHAMPS IN U.S.

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Insights Into Duckling Survival & Female Mallard Brooding Behavior

Southland Fish & Game Officer Erin Garrick has received top marks for her thesis towards a Masters in Wildlife Management on Duckling Survival & Habitat Selection of Brood-Rearing Mallard Females.

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Duck Callers ‘Squawk It Out’ In The Calling Champs

There was so much squawking you could be forgiven for thinking that a flock of ducks had taken up refuge inside the Springston Hotel in Canterbury on Saturday night.

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Thousands revel in opening day’s hunting in spite of Indian summer conditions

Tens of thousands of hunters have turned out countrywide for the opening of the new game bird hunting season.

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