It’s the 2016 Duck Season and we love it! If you’re a hunter, here’s your chance to enjoy your bird cooked by a professional. If you’re a non-hunter, but love free-range natural cuisine, visit a participating restaurant to enjoy an exceptional gamebird dish.

About the Festival

The annual Gamebird Food Festival is an ideal chance for you to get together with a group of hunting mates, treat your long suffering ‘duck widow’ to a special night out, or introduce non-hunters to the gourmet delights of game bird dishes.

It is not just about fine dining, we also spread the word about how good game birds are as a natural, tasty food source that can be cooked up as a treat at home.

Now into its tenth year, the Gamebird Food Festival is an initiative of Fish & Game New Zealand that promotes the value of game birds. Hunters enjoy the spoils of their pursuit, and game birds, when prepared well, are a delicious, healthy food that is totally free range!

You are welcome to sign up here for Both Barrels, the Fish & Game NZ hunting newsletter, so that you are up with all the latest information. You can also join Fish & Game NZ on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to be the first to get all the latest news.

Participating Eateries

Northland Auckland / Waikato Taranaki Eastern Wellington Hawkes Bay Nelson/Marlborough West Coast North Canterbury Central South Island Otago Southland