Both Barrels June 2022

  • 19/06/2022

Both Barrels June 2022

Hunters have another long weekend hunting opportunity this weekend with the first Matariki holiday weekend.

The weather is looking good for duck hunting in most parts of the country this weekend, so why not plan to connect with your hunting mates again.

It’s also a perfect opportunity to take a newbie hunting with you, as a day licence for them is only $23, as highlighted by the Northland Fish & Game team.

Check out the regional links above for all sorts of advice and hints about hunting this far into the season.

The Southland Fish & Game team did a Q&A interview with one of the most dedicated game bird hunters around - Paul Stenning.

His advice and the title for their article is “To hunt the mallard, you need to think like the mallard”, and it’s packed full of hints and tips to improve your hunting success.

The Otago team has some gems of advice about harvesting late-season drakes.

And they have a lovely wee yarn about six-year-old Hamiora Smith and his duck calling.

Upland game are still huntable in the coming weeks around the country and offer a different, exciting challenge for hunters so why not give the a go.

If you’ve ever wondered where the money for your game bird licence goes, Matt McDougall at Eastern Fish & Game gives a bit of insight into what your dollars get spent on.

Remember to return the details of any duck bands you’ve got, as this information is essential for managing game birds, plus you go in the draw to win some great prizes.

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