Game bird hunting in Northland
Northland Special Paradise Shelduck Open Season
22-23 February 2020
Hunters who have purchased a 2019/20 Game bird licence can hunt over this weekend
Day licences are also available to be purchased from our Whangarei office, sport shops or click on the link below.
Take a mate Hunting
2019/20 Game-bird licence holders will be able to take a mate hunting who has NOT purchased a game-bird licence within the last three years. Hunting for the “mate” will be permitted for the special paradise shelduck open season at a fee of $3 which is the cost of the habitat stamp.
The mate licence will need to be purchased through the NorthlandFish & Game Office in Whangarei: Phone: 09-438 4135 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The offer applies only to the special paradise shelduck weekend – recipients of the mate’s licence must be accompanied by a whole season licence holder. This special offer only applies to game bird hunting in the Northland Fish & Game region.
All game bird hunters MUST comply with the game bird hunting regulations.
There’s never been a better opportunity to introduce your friend, spouse, son or daughter to game-bird hunting.
A reminder that once you're out there hunting, if you harvest a banded duck, please send us the details using our form.
Your licence is a permit to hunt for game birds in accordance with the regulations governing the Fish & Game New Zealand region in which you are hunting. It does not grant or imply any right of access over land. If you want to walk over private land, please first get the permission of the land occupier.
You must buy and sign your licence before you go hunting. You must then have your licence with you whenever you are hunting or carrying assembled hunting gear.
Licences are not upgradable, exchangeable or refundable.
Report lost or stolen licences to your local Fish and Game office and they'll issue you with a replacement.
You can view more information on game bird hunting licence categories, terms and conditions and hunting licence FAQs below.