Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Special summer duck hunting season


Special summer duck hunting season

or those gamebird hunters out there who just cannot wait until the first Saturday in May, the Central South Island Fish & Game region has some summer hunting opportunities available. A special season for Mallard and Paradise shelduck is available for the first two weekends of February (1st-2nd & 8th-9th).

The summer season is designed to help farmers - by dispersing the large flocks of paradise shelducks, which congregate post moult and can damage farm pasture and crops.

“Bird numbers, coupled with the good late summer weather, offer hunter a chance to get out in the paddock, without having to carry the extra gear associated with the regular hunting season, and also provides a chance to give the gun dog a run before opening weekend.”

The special mallard season applies to that part of the Central South Island Fish & Game region north of the Opihi River, only over agricultural grain crops and green feed paddocks, and more than 200 metres from any water body.

The special Paradise shelduck season applies to all of the Central South Island Fish & Game region excluding Lake Wainono and the surrounding area.

Daily bag limits are 15 for paradise shelduck and 10 for Mallard duck and any hybrid of that species.

Hamish Stevens reminds hunters that shooting game birds on private land requires permission; this can be as simple as a knock on the door.

“The summer season is a great way for you to make full use of your game licence. So if you’re after some exciting summer hunting and want to make the local farmer your friend get out and get into it!” urges Mr Stevens.

The season is open to all hunters that hold a current 2013 gamebird licence. For hunters that don’t hold a current gamebird licence they can be purchased easily through the Fish & Game website http://www.fishandgame.org.nz/buy-your-licence-now.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Midwives On Pay Equity: Historic Bill Of Rights Case For High Court

“We have been left with no choice.” That from Karen Guilliland, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives, as the organisation prepares to file a pay parity discrimination case on the basis of gender under the NZ Bill of Rights Act in the High Court. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Children’s Commission Report On CYF

Accusing the overworked and underfunded staff at Child, Youth and Family of a “dump and run culture of neglect” is the kind of luxury that a Children’s Commissioner can afford to indulge in from his own comfy perch in the bureaucracy. More>>

ALSO:

Mt Eden Prison: Serco Inquiry Extended

A two month delay to the Government investigation into prison fight clubs shows the extent of problems within the Serco circus, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More>>

ALSO:

Health And Safety: Late Addition Of National Security Provisions A Concern

The New Zealand Law Society has expressed its significant concerns at the last-minute addition to the Health and Safety Reform Bill of provisions for a closed material procedure for court proceedings where national security is involved. More>>

ALSO:

Rugby And Beer: World Cup Alcohol Bill Passes

ACT MP David Seymour’s Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup) Bill completed its third reading by 99 to 21... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news