Hunting News & Events

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Game Bird Season

While hunters were out hunting ducks and other game birds at the weekend, Eastern Region Fish and Game staff were out hunting the hunters.

  • Eastern
  • 9/05/2024
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Game-bird season opening keeps up Kiwi tradition

Christmas came early today for the 60,000 New Zealanders out enjoying the start of game bird season.

  • 4/05/2024
  • Richie Cosgrove
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Hunters gear up for game bird hunting season

Hunters around the country have their fingers and toes crossed for some foul weather this weekend with the game bird season getting underway.

  • 3/05/2024
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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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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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