Day licence 'great way to have a crack at game bird hunting'

  • 12/05/2015

If you’ve ever wondered about taking a mate or a family member out game bird hunting…here’s a reminder on how best to go about it.

Ian McLeodDay licences for game bird hunting now on sale for $20 a day represent a great low cost opportunity for those people to “have a go.”

Visit our Hunting Licence page HERE.

The low-cost day (24-hour) licences mean your mate or family member can try the sport without having to spend $91 on a whole season licence. For only $40 someone can go out for a weekend’s hunting with an experienced companion to see what they think of it.

You can hunt for several days with multiple day licences before it obviously becomes a better bet to buy a whole season one.

The day licence is especially good value for under-18’s to try out game bird hunting, as the junior licence costs a mere six dollars.

Day licences have also become popular in the “one-off” situation where a corporate group goes out to hunt on an upland game preserve for the day.

In the past, when Fish & Game first introduced the day licences, they were especially suited to “special hunts” such as a Canada goose hunt run at Molesworth Station.

Since then, Fish & Game has seen a growing and wider demand for the one-day game bird licences; initially sold at a rate of about 200 a year, now more than 1200 are sold annually.

So at Fish & Game we are obviously keen to see this trend continue and even more people who’ve never gone game bird hunting try the sport. The message is…give it a go!

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