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No changes recommended for duck hunting season

Media release from Otago Fish & Game
No changes recommended for duck hunting season

The Otago Fish and Game Council resolved not to change the bag limits, season lengths or hunting methods for the 2014 Game bird Hunting Season which is due to start on 3rd May. The Council approved staff recommendations for the season noting that according to aerial surveys there had been a slight increase in the number of paradise ducks and black swan in Otago. There were no changes planned for either shotgun magazine capacity,motorised decoy use or the length of the three month season. Councillors noted that weather conditions so far over summer had suited duck rearing and based on the number of crop depredation complaints there appeared to be many more birds around than last season.


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