2022 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 2022

Fish & Game Region

Season Length

Daily Bag Limit

 Northland

 7 May – 3 July

12 (all areas)

 Auckland/Waikato

7 May – 6 June

8 (all areas excl Great Barrier Is)

0 (Great Barrier Is)

 Eastern

 7 May – 6 June

6 (All areas)

 Hawke’s Bay

7 May – 3 July

8 (all areas)

 Taranaki

 7 May – 3 July

10 (all areas)

 Wellington

 7 May –3 July

12 (all areas)

North Island - Paradise shelduck 2022

Fish & Game Region

Season Length

Daily Bag Limit

 Northland

7 May – 31 July  

18 Feb 2023 -26 Feb 2023

20 (all areas) 

20 (all areas)

 Auckland/Waikato

 

7 May –  26 June

7 May –  26 June

18 Feb 2023 -  19 Feb 2023

10 (sth of Auckland Harbour Bridge)

20 (nth of Auckland Harbour Bridge)

15 (nth of Auckland Harbour Bridge)

 Eastern

7 May – 3 July

6 (areas A1,A2)

 

7 May – 3 July

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

 

7 May – 17 July

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

 Hawke’s Bay

7 May – 3 July

8 (all areas)

 Taranaki

7 May – 3 July

25&26 Feb+4&5 Mar+11&13 Mar 2023 

10 (all areas)

10 (Area C Only)

 Wellington

7 May – 3 July

10 (all areas)

South Island Regions & Rules – mallard and grey duck 2022

Fish & Game Region

Season Length

Daily Bag Limit

Nelson-Marlborough

7 May – 31 July 

8 (all areas) 

West Coast

7 May – 31 July 

15 (all areas - aggregate bag)

North Canterbury

7 May –31 July 

4&5 and 11&12 Feb 2023

15 (25 birds on Opening Weekend 7 & 8 May)

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

Central Sth Island

7 May – 31 July 

4&5 and 11&12 Feb 2023

50 (all areas - aggregate bag)

10 (Area C only)

Otago

7 May – 31 July 

25 (all areas)

Southland

7 May – 10 July 

10 (20 on Opening Weekend  7 & 8 May)

South Island - Paradise shelduck 2022

 Fish & Game Region

Season Length

Daily Bag Limit

Nelson-Marlborough

7 May – 31 July 

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

West Coast

7 May – 31 July 

25 Feb-19 Mar 2023

15 (all areas )

10 (all areas)

North Canterbury

 

 

 

 

7 May – 31 July 

7 May - 18 Sep

28 Jan - 12 March 2023

28 Jan - 12 March 2023

 

20 (Area A)

20 (Area B)

15 (Area A)

20 (Area B)

 

Central Sth Island

7 May – 31 July

25 (all areas)

 

1 Aug – 25 Sept

4&5 and 11&12 Feb 2023

25 (West of SH 1)

15 (Area B)

Otago

7 May – 28 August

4 - 12 March 2023

12 (all areas) 

(all areas) 

Southland

7 May – 10 July 

6 (15 on Opening Weekend 7 & 8 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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