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Hunter bags record setting old duck

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Hunter bags record setting old duck

Tauranga hunter Brian Rogers is stunned to have bagged a duck that may set a record as the oldest banded game bird recovered in Fish & Game’s Eastern Region, since records began 15 years ago.

Brian shot the bird while kayaking near the Bell Road Landing on the Kaituna River with a friend recently just 1.5 kilometres away from where it was first banded at Kaituna Wildlife Reserve as a juvenile on February 11, 2002.

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