Story: Game birds

Policing the hunt

Policing the hunt

Two Fish and Game rangers (left) speak to a couple of Gisborne hunters at the start of the game bird season in 2015. The rangers were on the lookout for offences against the rules, such as hunting without a game-bird licence or possession of outlawed lead shot. Hunters who flout the rule can face court appearances, fines and forfeiting of their firearms.

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Neil Deans, 'Game birds - Management', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 January 2022)

Story by Neil Deans, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 29 Apr 2015