Duckshooters 'well behaved'
As the end of the duckshooting season approaches, Fish and Game says it is happy with the way it has panned out so far.
Fish and Game officer Zane Moss said although the season would not end until July 29, behaviour so far had generally been pleasing.
"Certainly there were quite a few [behavioural issues] at the start of the season, and we've had one or two compliance issues since then, but overall it's been going quite well," he said.
One person is expected to appear in Invercargill District Court on Tuesday for hunting without a licence and using a lead shot.
Hunting-wise, the season had also gone well.
"It's been a lot better than last season - more ducks have been shot, there's been more ducks around," Mr Moss said.
Fish and Game officers would continue patrols in Southland to ensure compliance until the end of the season, he said.
Police also said they were pleased with behaviour.
Senior Sergeant Maggie Windle, of Invercargill, said they had not yet struck any issues with duckshooters this season.
"Certainly from a police perspective, there were no issues and everybody was happy and well behaved, which was pleasing," she said.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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