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Game bird hunting starts 06 May 2017

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You’ve probably noticed all the lakes around here: Huritini, Waiorongomai and others.

The game bird hunting season gets underway on Saturday, 06 May 2017 at dawn. You may hear shots from around dawn, as shooting is permitted between 6.30 am and 6.30 pm.

Hunters around here may be going after mallard, grey duck, Paradise shelduck, NZ shoveler duck, pukeko, black swan and pheasant. There’s more detailed information at Fish and Game.

If you have dogs or other pets talk to your vet soon about ways to deal with anxious and frightened animals.

Hunters: remember you’re not allowed to discharge any firearm in the settlement.