Hunting News & Events

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Balloted Wetlands Gate Restrictions 2024 Hunting Season

**Hunters entering the below and other Fish & Game managed wetlands require both a game bird hunting licence and a hunting permit issued by Fish & Game/ DOC.

  • Eastern
  • 5/04/2024
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Dame Lynda Topp hunts for health, hope and happiness

Hunting and fishing can’t cure cancer but they sure can help you cope with it, as Dame Lynda Topp sees it.

  • 3/04/2024
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Lake Aniwhenua

Pioneer Energy Ltd on behalf of Southern Generation Limited Partnership would like to advise that the water level of Lake Aniwhenua will be lowered by up to two metres below…

  • Eastern
  • 21/03/2024
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Fish & Game New Zealand game bird licences on sale now

Fish & Game has announced that game bird hunting licences for the 2024 season are now on sale.

  • 18/03/2024
  • Maggie Tait
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Stunning image of mallard featured on 30th annual Game Bird Habitat collectors stamp

A stunning image of a mallard drake in flight captured by a Northland photographer, David Towgood, has been selected as the image for the coveted 2024 Game Bird Habitat collectors’…

  • 11/03/2024
  • Richie Cosgrove
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Eastern Mallard band draw winners

Hunters who returned bands over the past year went into two draws.

  • Eastern
  • 15/02/2024
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CSI Managed Wetlands hunting ballots open now

The opportunity to access some of the best public land areas for game bird hunting in New Zealand starts today.

  • Central South Island
  • 1/02/2024
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Special Paradise Shelduck Season

King Country Special Paradise Shelduck Season Sorry but the numbers were under the threshold for having this event this year (2024).

  • Auckland/Waikato
  • 23/01/2024
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Auckland Waikato Fish & Game Council Mallard/Grey Duck Banding Schedule 2024

This is an invitation for volunteers to help with the banding of birds.

  • Auckland/Waikato Event
  • 30/11/2023
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2024 Taranaki Special Game Bird Season For Paradise Shelduck

The 2024 Taranaki special season for paradise shelduck applies in Area C only. There is no special season in Area A (Waimarino) and Area B (Whanganui).

  • Taranaki Event
  • 20/09/2023
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