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Fish & Game calls for ‘utmost ’care on eve of new duck hunting season

Fish & Game New Zealand is calling for the thousands of game bird hunters venturing out for the opening of the new hunting season on Saturday to exercise the highest gun safety standards.

‘Good weather for ducks’- Fish & Game tips better game bird season as rain ends Indian summer

The sudden arrival of rain over much of the country this week is being described as “good weather for ducks” with the gamebird season opening on Saturday 7 May.

Hunting & fishing company backs Fish & Game duck research

Game bird hunters prepared to help Fish & Game in their ongoing duck research – have the chance of winning one of the latest camo’ hunting jackets.

Hunting & gathering - the Gamebird Food Festival is back for 2016!

Some of New Zealand’s best restaurants are again offering game bird hunters the opportunity to have their bag professionally cooked during the 2016 Game Bird Food Festival.

Fish & Game awards North Canterbury farmers environment prize

The dedicated efforts of a group of farmers to protect a North Canterbury stream have been recognised by Fish & Game with an environmental award.  

Good news for game bird hunters: longer seasons, bigger bags

Game bird hunters in a number of regions will get more opportunity to target their favourite quarry this hunting season – after some healthy increases in duck populations.

Environmental degradation forces closure of North Canterbury fisheries

Winter trout fishing will be closed in the lower reaches of North Canterbury rivers from the end of April after approval from the Department of Conservation’s Director General.

Hunting & fishing access protected under new laws

Game bird hunter access to traditional hunting spots on farm dams, rivers and creeks remains unaffected by new workplace safety legislation.

The 2016 game bird hunting season opens in a few weeks on May 7 and runs to the end of August for some species. 

Game bird hunters reminded to turn out on pegging day to reserve hunting spot

Fish & Game is reminding game bird hunters to get out and stake a claim this weekend for their favourite maimai, before the game bird season starts on Saturday, 7 May.

Have a go at trout fishing with a ‘bargain’ licence

If for some reason you never got around to buying a trout fishing licence for summer, special winter trout fishing licences on sale now are a bargain!