2020 Season and bag limit

Check below for 2020 season and bag limits for mallards and paradise shelduck

You'll find lots more information on other species on this page in the North and South Island Hunting Guides

North Island Regions & Rules – Mallard and Grey duck 2020

Fish & Game Region

Season Length

Daily Bag Limit

 Northland

 23 May – 28 June

12 (all areas)

 Auckland/Waikato

 23 May – 28 June

10 (all areas excl Great Barrier Is)

0 (Great Barrier Is)

 Eastern

 23 May – 21 June

8 (All areas excl Reporoa)

4 (Reporoa)

 Hawke’s Bay

 23 May – 21 June

8 (all areas)

 Taranaki

 23 May – 12 July

10 (all areas)

 Wellington

 23 May – 12 July

10 (all areas)

North Island - Paradise shelduck 2020

Fish & Game Region

Season Length

Daily Bag Limit

 Northland

23 May – 2 Aug  

20 (all areas) 

 Auckland/Waikato

23 May –  28 June

10 (sth of Auckland  Harbour Bridge)
20 (nth of Auckland Harbour Bridge)

 Eastern

23 May – 19 July

6 (areas A1,A2)

 

23 May – 19 July

10 (area B2 & B1 Sth of true right bank, Uawa River mouth, Tolaga Bay)

 

23 May – 2 August

20 (B1, north of true right bank, Uawa River Mouth, Tolaga Bay)

 Hawke’s Bay

23 May – 21 June

8 (all areas)

 Taranaki

23 May - 12 July

10 (all areas)

 Wellington

23 May – 12 July

10 (all areas)

 South Island Regions & Rules – mallard and grey duck 2020

Fish & Game Region

Season Length

Daily Bag Limit

Nelson-Marlborough

23 May – 26 July 

8 (all areas) 

West Coast

23 May – 26 July 

15 (all areas - aggregate bag)

North Canterbury

25 May – 26 July 

15 (25 birds on Opening Weekend 23 & 24 May)

Central Sth Island

23 May – 26 July 

50 (all areas - aggregate bag)

Otago

23 May – 26 July 

25 (all areas)

Southland

25 May – 26 July 

10 (20 on Opening Weekend  23 & 24 May)

South Island - Paradise shelduck 2020

 Fish & Game Region

Season Length

Daily Bag Limit

Nelson-Marlborough

23 May – 26 July 

10 (except Tasman/Golden Bay area - 15 )

West Coast

23 May – 26 July 

15 (all areas )

North Canterbury

23 May – 26 July 

20 (Area A, May 23 to 20 Sept Area B)

Central Sth Island

23 May – 26 July

25 (East of SH 1)

 

23 May – 27 Sept

25 (West of SH 1)

Otago

23 May – 30 August

12 (all areas)

Southland

25 May – 26 July 

6 (10 on Opening Weekend 23 & 24 May)

(Please check the North and South Island Game Bird Hunting Guides (use link above) for seasons, bag limits, etc, for other species) 

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