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A/W season
Jun 13th, 2018 at 10:37am
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Any of you guys and girls who shoot in the A/W region have any problems with the 4 week season??
  
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Re: A/W season
Reply #1 - Jun 13th, 2018 at 2:52pm
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6 or 8 weeks would be better.
  
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Reply #2 - Jun 13th, 2018 at 3:58pm
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Not long enough dog just starts to enjoy working then its all over.Plenty of ducks around rivers /swamps/ paddocks and still shit loads on the sea that still think the seasons still on . 5-6 week season be much better for man /woman and dogs Wink
  
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Reply #3 - Jun 13th, 2018 at 8:17pm
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yeah far too short 6 weeks would be good with a lower limit.
  
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Reply #4 - Jun 14th, 2018 at 9:36am
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The reason i ask is that i have been asking the same question to a  lot of shooters from the area that we shoot and all come back with the same answers 6 to 8 weeks.
  
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Reply #5 - Jun 14th, 2018 at 9:50am
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Don't lower the limit. Plenty of ducks around.
  
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Reply #6 - Jun 14th, 2018 at 10:28am
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Yeah I agree that we should lengthen season to 6-8 weeks and have a reduced game bag after opening weekend, or a limit on hens after opening.
  
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Re: A/W season
Reply #7 - Jun 14th, 2018 at 2:26pm
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More hunters(local hunters) seem to be putting in more of a effort in the 4 week season than they were with a 8 week season.8 week season here is abit too long too many ducks pairing up for breeding season are shot.
  
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Re: A/W season
Reply #8 - Jun 14th, 2018 at 6:11pm
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Maybe a 6wk season be ideal,our season down here in southland is too long we have 3 months,Maybe the last two weeks of season drakes only?with a later time to start shooting so drakes can be identified, Smiley Smiley Smiley
  
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Reply #9 - Jun 14th, 2018 at 7:49pm
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hauraki hunter wrote on Jun 14th, 2018 at 2:26pm:
More hunters(local hunters) seem to be putting in more of a effort in the 4 week season than they were with a 8 week season.8 week season here is abit too long too many ducks pairing up for breeding season are shot.


Yeah I agree with you there mate, does seem to be more hunters putting in more effort in the shorter time-frame. just a couple extra weeks would be great, still so many on the plains. Will be still good to see more shooters out more often on the Waihou especially. Couldn't believe how many still on the river when I brought the boat down on that last monday.
  
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Re: A/W season
Reply #10 - Jun 18th, 2018 at 11:30am
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4 weeks is far too short. I would prefer 6-8 weeks. The limit bag could be lower if you want to reduce the number of birds harvested. In my opinion the majority of hunters that shoot around us are opening weekend and maybe the Monday then they flag it in. I travel from Hawkes Bay to hunt in the Waikato so it would be great to have more opportunity. A lot of money and effort goes in year round to produce a good pond and dog so it is nice to get your moneys worth.
  

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Reply #11 - Jun 18th, 2018 at 5:48pm
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I live in Auckland and I'm glad I do my duck shooting in Northland.

It's stink you guys pay the same for a license and only get half the season  a lot of other places enjoy.

But I suppose they've come up with the shorter season so you have as many ducks around as possible.
  
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Re: A/W season
Reply #12 - Jun 19th, 2018 at 8:26pm
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too many ducks pairing up for breeding season are shot.[
This is a fallacy.
It is makes no difference if you shoot it on the first day of the season or the last the answer is the same Wink
Early season broods have almost zero survival due to heavy predation of hungry predators and lack of protein feeds available.
Duck resitting have lower brood survival as well

  

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Re: A/W season
Reply #13 - Jun 22nd, 2018 at 9:15am
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my understanding is that no rules will be changing until that mallard research project has been completed. I do doubt that the results will bat in the hunters favour, sadly. 8 weeks is a big ask but 6 isnít and Iíd be happy to compensate a lower bag limit for a slightly longer season.
  
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Re: A/W season
Reply #14 - Jun 22nd, 2018 at 12:21pm
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Toma-Duck wrote on Jun 22nd, 2018 at 9:15am:
my understanding is that no rules will be changing until that mallard research project has been completed. I do doubt that the results will bat in the hunters favour, sadly. 8 weeks is a big ask but 6 isnít and Iíd be happy to compensate a lower bag limit for a slightly longer season.


I thought that had been completed ?

I remember talking to Tim Allen and he said "ducks have got to have a win sometime" and he is correct otherwise we aint gonna have ducks to shoot ?
  
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