Hunting News & Events

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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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Uncertain future for fishing and hunting under Labour Party’s Wildlife Act review

The proposed scrapping and replacement of the Wildlife Act signals an uncertain future for Fish & Game New Zealand and freshwater fishing and game bird hunting.

  • 11/09/2023
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Junior Hunt Opportunity – Waewaetutuki

Want to take your son or daughter, or the neighbour’s kid, to a great wetland to hunt ducks? Let us know! We are giving junior licence holders a great opportunity –…

  • Eastern
  • 11/09/2023
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Red tape and regulations ‘bogging down’ wetland conservation gains - Fish & Game

Current regulations are not working to maintain existing wetland areas and are hindering the creation of new wetlands, says Fish & Game New Zealand.

  • 10/09/2023
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Game bird hunting regulations review

As part of the North Canterbury Fish and Game Councils’ annual game bird regulation review, we are seeking feedback from licence holders.

  • North Canterbury
  • 4/09/2023
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Time running out for Kiwis to apply for financial help to support wetlands

New Zealanders are being urged to apply for funding to support wetlands on their properties.

  • 21/06/2023
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Game Bird Hunting Opening Weekend

More than 65,000 New Zealanders are believed to have turned out for the opening morning of the game bird season with low cloud, a bit of wind, and in some…

  • 6/05/2023
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Cracking season on the cards as Opening Weekend looms

Thousands of landowners throughout the country will once again welcome friends and family onto their properties for the game bird hunting season, which starts the first weekend in May [May…

  • 28/04/2023
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Mai-mai ballot aimed at next generation of hunters

Junior and novice hunters in Otago are being offered a chance at exclusive access to mai-mais and duck ponds for the opening of the 2023 game bird season.

  • Otago
  • 7/03/2023
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