2021 Season and bag limits

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 2021

Fish & Game Region

Season Length

Daily Bag Limit

 Northland

1 May – 27 June

12 (all areas)

 Auckland/Waikato

1 May – 7 June

10 (all areas excl Great Barrier Is)

0 (Great Barrier Is)

 Eastern

 1 May – 30 May

6 (All areas)

 Hawke’s Bay

 1 May – 13 June

8 (all areas)

 Taranaki

 1 May – 27 June

10 (all areas)

 Wellington

 1 May – 27 June

10 (all areas)

North Island - Paradise shelduck 2021

Fish & Game Region

Season Length

Daily Bag Limit

 Northland

1 May – 1 Aug  

19 Feb 2022 -27 Feb 2022

20 (all areas) 

20 (all areas)

 Auckland/Waikato

 

1 May –  27 June

1 May –  27 June

19 Feb 2022 - 20 Feb 2022

10 (sth of Auckland Harbour Bridge)

20 (nth of Auckland Harbour Bridge)

15 (nth of Auckland Harbour Bridge)

 Eastern

1 May – 27 June

6 (areas A1,A2)

 

1 May – 27 June

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

 

1 May – 11 July 

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

 Hawke’s Bay

1 May – 13 June

8 (all areas)

 Taranaki

1 May - 27 June

26&27 Feb and 5&6 Mar 2022

10 (all areas)

10 (Area C Only)

 Wellington

1 May – 27 June

10 (all areas)

South Island Regions & Rules – mallard and grey duck 2021

Fish & Game Region

Season Length

Daily Bag Limit

Nelson-Marlborough

1 May – 25 July 

8 (all areas) 

West Coast

1 May – 25 July 

15 (all areas - aggregate bag)

North Canterbury

1 May – 25 July 

5&6 and 12&13 Feb 2022

15 (25 birds on Opening Weekend 1 & 2 May)

10 (only over agricultural grain crops/green feed paddocks more than 200m from any water body.)

Central Sth Island

1 May – 25 July 

5&6 and 12&13 Feb 2022

50 (all areas - aggregate bag)

10 (Area C only)

Otago

1 May – 11 July 

25 (all areas)

Southland

1 May – 11 July 

10 (20 on Opening Weekend  1 & 2 May)

South Island - Paradise shelduck 2021

 Fish & Game Region

Season Length

Daily Bag Limit

Nelson-Marlborough

1 May – 25 July 

10 (except for Tasman/Golden Bay area = 15 )

West Coast

1 May – 25 July 

5-20 Mar 2022

15 (all areas )

10 (all areas)

North Canterbury

 

 

 

 

1 May – 25 July 

1 May - 19 Sep

29 Jan - 13 March 2022

29 Jan - 13 March 2022

 

20 (Area A)

20 (Area B)

15 (Area A)

20 (Area B)

 

Central Sth Island

1 May – 25 July

25 (all areas)

 

26 July – 26 Sept

5&6 and 12&13 Feb 2022

25 (West of SH 1)

15 (Area B)

Otago

1 May – 29 August

12 (all areas) See regulations for the junior season in Feb

Southland

1 May – 11 July 

6 (10 on Opening Weekend 1 & 2 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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