Game bird hunting in Northland
Northland Special Paradise Shelduck Open Season
20-28 February 2021
Hunters who have purchased a 2020/21 game bird licence can hunt over this period.
Day licences are also available to be purchased from our Whangarei office, sport shops or click on the link below.
2021 Game Bird Season
1st May to 29 August 2021
Hunters who have purchased a 2021/22 game bird licence can hunt over this period.
Day Licences will be available from 10th May 2021.
Licences are also available to be purchased from our Whangarei office, sport shops or click on the link below.
Take a Mate Hunting
2021/22 game bird licence holders can take a mate hunting who has NOT purchased a game bird licence or a previous mate's licence within the last THREE years. Hunting for the "mate" will be permitted on Opening Weekend ONLY for $4.00 which is the cost of the habitat stamp. Licence must be purchased through the Northland Fish & Game office in Whangarei or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a great 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.