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Hunters can help clear paradise ducks

Last updated 11:05 14/02/2012
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CAMERON BURNELL
A special two-day hunting season has been declared for paradise shelduck in Taranaki as Fish and Game moves to clear the birds from farm land.

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A special two-day hunting season has been declared for paradise shelduck in Taranaki as Fish and Game moves to clear the birds from farm land.

The special season runs from 6.30am on February 25 until 7.30pm on February 26. Fish and Game officer Allen Stancliff said the shoot would disperse paradise shelduck back to their home territories after the moult.

"This reduces the potential for mobs of the birds to cause damage to recovering hay paddocks and areas of new grass prior to the main gamebird hunting season in May," he said.

To participate in the summer season, hunters must hold a 2011 game bird hunting licence and obtain a $5 permit from Fish and Game or their licence agent. The permit is free to land occupiers hunting on their own land.

The special season is for paradise shelduck only and all other game birds remain protected, Mr Stancliff said.

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