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Game bird hunting starts 07 May 2022

Two black swans on a lake.
Photo by Miraz Jordan.

Game bird hunting season starts on Saturday 07 May 2022 and runs through to 03 July 2022. You may hear gun shots on the morning of Saturday 07 May, starting at dawn. Make sure any animals that may react to gunshot noises are secure. Check with your vet beforehand if you have animals that are specially anxious with such noises.

See Game Bird Season Information - Fish & Game NZ.

Also note: Firearms Regulations Updates:

On 1st February 2022, new firearms regulations came into effect.

This item was updated on 29 April 2022 15:59:44