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Game Bird Hunting in New Zealand

Game bird hunting is one of the great social recreational sports in New Zealand, great for exercise and spending time outdoors with friends and family.

Game bird hunting is also a privilege; we must all maintain high hunting standards by being an ideal hunter.

For more information you should refer to the hunting “Code of Conduct" in the Game Bird Hunting Guide, supplied with your hunting licence. Also refer to the Game Bird Hunting Guide for season regulations, helpful hints on access, regional Fish & Game maps and much more. This guide is an essential companion to your hunting licence.

A reminder that once you're out there hunting, if you harvest a banded duck, please send us the details using our form.

Hunting News & Events

Big turnout for wetland opening near Dargaville

Around 80 people turned out for the official opening of the Underwood Wetlands and Scenic Reserve, a major new wetland near Dargaville.

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Big turnout for wetland opening near Dargaville

Around 80 people turned out for the official opening of the Underwood Wetlands and Scenic Reserve, a major new wetland near Dargaville.

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Northland & Taranaki regions offer summer game bird hunting opportunities

Hunters are in the North Island are being offered some summer hunting opportunities in a couple of regions next weekend - in advance of the traditional May start of the hunting season.

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