2024 Taranaki Special Game Bird Season for Paradise Shelduck

There is no special season in Area A (Waimarino) and Area B (Whanganui). 

This year the season has been extended to 3 weekends, including Taranaki Anniversary Weekend (total 7 days hunting).

24th & 25th February 2024
2nd & 3rd March 2024
9th, 10th, 12th March 2024

10 paradise shelduck per hunter per day

6:30 am to 8:00 pm

A 2023 Game bird hunting licence and Permit must be carried while hunting.

A permit/diary costs $5 and can be obtained from:

  • Hawera – Tasman Marine
  • Stratford – Magnum Sports
  • New Plymouth – Taranaki Hunting & Fishing
  • the Whanganui and New Plymouth Offices of Taranaki Fish and Game - phone 021 2700239 or email: taranaki@fishandgame.org.nz

Hunters who do not have a 2023 game bird hunting licence can purchase a day licence online at www.fishandgame.org.nz or from your local licence retailer. 

An adult day licence costs $25.00, and a junior day licence will cost $9.00