Duck-shooters are being encouraged to keep off the booze until after locking their guns away as the season begins.
Otago bird shooters can look forward to a bountiful harvest with the highest number of paradise shelducks recorded in 32 years of aerial monitoring.
It’s a long way to the chop... if you want to catch it yourself. Lisa Scott meets the Upper Clutha Deer Stalkers Club and asks them for their favourite recipes.
For a good 30 minutes, blizzard conditions appeared to prevail in a small part of South Otago yesterday, as the "Norman-ator Mark 2" made short work of plucking about 260 ducks.
Duck-shooters are being warned to buy ammunition early this season because of a suspected supply shortage and retailer changes.
The message could not be any clearer — when it comes to Central Otago and Wanaka’s countryside there is only one bunny welcome at Easter.
A furious southern hunter waiting more than a year for a gun licence is among thousands caught up in a backlog of stalled applications.
The Catlins Boar Hunt returned for its seventh annual outing over the weekend, 84 people entering to hunt the wild beasts in the Clutha wilderness, and the chance to be rewarded for their efforts.
More information is being sought following reports of unlawful duck-shooting activity on the Clutha River near the Roxburgh Gorge Trail during the season's opening weekend.
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Southlanders woke to a perfect day for the start of the game bird hunting season on Saturday- perfect for ducks, not the shooters, due to high cloud.
Earnscleugh man Dave Baird is not quite able to shoot ducks from his front porch, although he does not have to go far to do so.
For more than two decades, Laura Douglas has been getting up at the crack of dawn and braving the cold to mark the start of the duck-shooting season.
Hawea-based Stacey Shuker is one of only a handful of qualified female hunting guides in New Zealand. She talks to Sally Rae about life in the hills.
The weather forecast for the opening of duck-shooting season this weekend is good news for the region's game birds.