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NORTHERN AUCKLAND/WAIKATO AREA SPECIAL PARADISE SHELDUCK AND PUKEKO HUNTING SEASON

20th & 21st February 2021

 

LIMIT: 10 Paradise Shelduck and/or 10 Pukeko per day per hunter.

HOURS OF HUNTING: 6.30am - 8.00pm

AREA: NORTHERN SECTION OF A/WF&G REGION
That area North of the Harbour Bridge and Bethells Road, leading out to the West Coast, within the A/W Fish & Game region.

2020 GAME LICENCE MUST BE CARRIED WHILE HUNTING.
Permit/diary are not needed this year, but you must carry your 2020 hunting licence.

If hunters do not have a 2020 game licence these can be obtained online at www.fishandgame.org.nz, or from your local licence retailer, or from us at the office. An adult day licence costs $23 and a junior day licence is $8.

PLEASE NOTE: It is imperative that the daily limit be adhered to.

Any enquires:
Email: aucklandwaikato@fishandgame.org.nz
Phone: 07 849 1666


INVITATION - HELP NEEDED

Auckland Waikato Fish & Game Council Mallard/Grey Duck Banding Schedule 2021:

For location map/s and any questions email jdyer@fishandgame.org.nz or phone 0210 243 0015.

  • Start: 8:00am on weekdays and Saturdays.  8:30am on Sundays. 
  • Kids very welcome if supervised. Lots of little jobs for them to do and a posted certificate afterwards, (their name & mailing address required).
  • Ducks have blunt bills so kids will come to no harm, (it can be quite an experience handling live birds).
  • Supporting letter to DoC Banding Office confirming attendance for those wanting DoC banding certification.
  • For maps to any of these sites, just email John Dyer. 
  • An RSVP will assist our planning.
  • Usually we go ahead whatever the weather.  But if it is called off for some reason, we can’t tell you if we aren’t expecting you.
  • Bring sun-screen, a raincoat, water, snacks and hat.  
  • Hand-wash will be available.  
  • Choose a site/s that best suits you.
  • Note: sometimes a banding weekend may be delayed or even shifted if bird numbers have yet to build.  RSVP your intentions to be sure you’re in the loop so we can update you.

Parakai:

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th January, 2021.

(Note; Kumeu Hot-Rod Show weekend – expect traffic ques in Kumeu so allow some extra travel time).

Glen Murray:

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th January, 2021.

Aka Aka:

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th January 2021

Wellsford:

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th February 2021.

Te Awamutu

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th February, 2021:


NEWSLETTERS FROM CLUBS

Morrinsville Fish & Game Club - September 2020 - Please select here to view.


OPENING WEEKEND - Take a mate Hunting - for only $4

Do you have a mate, relative, friend, co-worker or know somebody who is keen to give duck hunting a go, but doesn’t want to pay the full cost of a licence? If so, on a strictly first-come-first-served basis, limited to the first 100 hunters who email or write into the Auckland/Waikato office with their 2020 Game bird licence number, we will let you take your mate hunting on opening weekend for the $4 cost of the Habitat Stamp which is affixed to the licence – which as you will recall, is used solely to create, protect and restore wetland habitat.

The offer is strictly limited to those people (i.e. the mate) who have not purchased a licence before (and we have extensive database records on our computer going back for the last decade to check this) .The offer applies only to opening weekend – recipients of the mate’s licence must be accompanied by a whole season licence holder – and it only applies to the Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game region. The mate must of course comply with the Game Bird Hunting Regulations. There has never been a better opportunity to introduce your friend, spouse, son or daughter to game bird hunting.

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