What's the Limit?

Check below for 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 2018

Fish & Game Region

Season Length

Daily Bag Limit

 Northland

 5 May – 1 July

12

 Auckland/Waikato

 5 May – 4 June

10 (all areas – none Great Barrier I)

 Eastern

 5 May – 17 June

8 (Reporoa limit 4 - May 5 to 3 June)

 Hawke’s Bay

 5 May – 17 June

8 (all areas)

 Taranaki

 5 May – 1 July

10 (all areas)

 Wellington

 5 May – 1 July

8 (all areas)

North Island - Paradise shelduck 2018

Fish & Game Region

Season Length

Daily Bag Limit

 Northland

5 May –  5 Aug  

25 (all areas, none Great Barrier I) 

 Auckland/Waikato

5 May –  24 June

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

 Eastern

5 May – 1 July 

6 (areas A1,A2)

 

5 May – 1 July 

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

 

5 May – 15 July

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

 Hawke’s Bay

5 May – 15 July

10 (all areas)

 Taranaki

5 May – 1 July

10 (all areas)

 Wellington

5 May – 1 July

8 (all areas)

 South Island Regions & Rules – mallard and grey duck 2018

Fish & Game Region

Season Length

Daily Bag Limit

Nelson-Marlborough

5 May – 29 July 

8 (all areas) 

West Coast

5 May – 29 July 

15 (all areas - aggregate bag)

North Canterbury

7 May – 29 July 

15 (25 on Opening Weekend 5 & 6 May)

Central Sth Island

5 May – 29 July 

50 (all areas - aggregate bag)

Otago

5 May – 29 July 

25 (all areas)

Southland

7 May – 29 July 

10 (20 on Opening Weekend  5 & 6 May)

South Island - Paradise shelduck 2018

 Fish & Game Region

Season Length

Daily Bag Limit

Nelson-Marlborough

5 May – 29 July 

10 (except Tasman/Golden Bay area - 15 )

West Coast

5 May – 29 July 

15 (all areas)

North Canterbury

7 May – 29 July 

20 (area A, May 5 to 23 Sept area B)

Central Sth Island

5 May – 29 July

25 (east of SH 1)

 

5 May – 30 Sept

25 (west of SH 1)

Otago

5 May – 26 August

12 (all areas)

Southland

5 May – 29 July 

6 (all areas)

(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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