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

 


Hunters given assurances on coming game bird season

Hunters given assurances on coming game bird season


Keen game bird hunters in Northland have been assured that there’s been no cut back to the length of the game bird season for mallard ducks which opens on Saturday May 3, 2014.

Northland Fish & Game manager Rudi Hoetjes says a media report has unfortunately created some confusion for a number of hunters in the Far North.

The report run by local media in fact referred to the Eastern Fish & Game region where there’s to be a very short season – not Northland – which wasn’t clear enough to readers, he says.

“Our mallard and grey season is exactly the same as last year, running for eight weeks from May 3 to June 29.

“We can put hunters minds at rest – they’re getting the same opportunities to hunt over this period, with the same bag limits in place of 15 mallards or greys, and three shoveler duck.”

Mr Hoetjes urges hunters as always to buy their game bird licence and make themselves familiar with the regulations in the game bird hunting booklet.

He says there has been one minor change to season length for one upland game bird species – the quail. The season will close earlier in area A, to align with the cut- off date for pheasants.

The Northland Fish & Game Council has not changed any of the other season lengths or daily game bags for waterfowl or other upland game birds, he adds.

“We welcome calls to our office from anyone who still has any concerns about season lengths or any other regulations. Fish & Game officers are happy to advise hunters on where they can shoot, how to apply for any permits, and put them straight on any other issues they might have.”

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

'When New' Repairs: Landmark EQC Settlement

The Earthquake Commission has cut a deal with 98 Canterbury homeowners that affirms the government entity's responsibility to repair earthquake-damaged property to a 'when new' state, as well as covering repairs for undamaged parts of a property and clarifying its position on cash settlement calculations. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Kiwirail’s Latest Stint In The Dogbox

The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a 2014 assessment) of the options facing the company have enabled Kiwirail to be hung out to dry once again as a liability and burden on the taxpayer. More>>

ALSO:

Royal Society Report: Good Opportunities To Act Now On Climate Change

There are many actions New Zealand can and should take now to reduce the threat of climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy, a report released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand finds... More>>

ALSO:

Paris Climate Deal Signed: Bennett 'Taking Advice' On Cancelling 'Dodgy' Credits

Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett is "taking advice" on whether to cancel some or all of the so-called 'dodgy' carbon credits bought mainly by power and petrol companies to cover New Zealand's future obligations to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that cause climate change. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Having An Extradition Treaty With China

Reportedly, an extradition treaty with China is now on the table, although – thankfully – Prime Minister John Key has also indicated that a lot of detailed work would be required before any such arrangement took final shape, much less came into force... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news