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2021 Early Waterfowl Season Dates


North Island

Northland

Shooting times: 630am to 8.00pm

Paradise shelduck 20 Feb 2021 to 28 Feb 2021 Bag Limit 20

Black swan 20 Feb 2021 to 28 Feb 2021 Bag Limit 20

Pukeko 20 Feb 2021 to 28 Feb 2021 Bag Limit 12
 

Auckland/Waikato

Shooting times: 630am to 8.00pm

The Region North of the Auckland Harbour Bridge

Paradise shelduck 20 Feb 2021 to 21 Feb 2021 Bag Limit 10

Pukeko 20 Feb 2021 to 21 Feb 2021 Bag Limit 10
 

Eastern

Shooting times: 6.15am to 6.15pm

All Areas

Pukeko 27 Feb 2021 to 28 Feb 2021 Bag Limit 10

Black Swan 27 Feb 2021 to 28 Feb 2021 Bag Limit Area A1 only no limit
 

Taranaki

Shooting times: 6.30am to 8.00pm

Paradise shelduck 27 Feb 2021 to 28 Feb 2021 & 6 Mar to 7 Mar 2021 Bag Limit Area C Only 10

 

South Island
 

Nelson/Marlborough

Shooting times: Sunrise to Sunset

Tasman/Golden Bay Area Only

Pukeko 1 Jan 2021 to 28 Feb 2021 Bag Limit 20
 

West Coast

Shooting times: 6.30am to 8.00pm

Paradise shelduck 6 Mar 2021 to 14 Mar 2021 Bag Limit 10

Pukeko 6 Mar 2021 to 14 Mar 2021 Bag Limit 5

Black Swan 6 Mar 2021 to 14 Mar 2021 Bag Limit 2
 

North Canterbury

Shooting times: 5.00am to 10.00pm

Paradise shelduck 30 Jan 2021 to 14 Mar 2021 Area A Bag Limit 15, Area B Bag Limit 20
 

Central South Island

Shooting times: 5.30am to 10.00pm

Mallard 6 Feb 2021 to 7 Feb 2021 And 13 Feb 2021 to 14 Feb 2021 Area C Only Bag Limit 10

Paradise shelduck 6 Feb 2021 to 7 Feb 2021 And 13 Feb 2021 to 14 Feb 2021 Area B Only Bag Limit 15
 

Otago

Shooting times: 7.00am to 6.30pm

Paradise shelduck 6 Mar 2021 to 14 Mar 2021 And 13 Feb 2021 to 14 Feb 2021 Bag Limit 5.

The summer paradise shelduck season is open from 6 March to 14 March 2021.

Firearm licensed junior game licence holders can hunt independently (under supervision where required) but an adult game bird licence holder must accompanied by a junior hunter.

Hunting is restricted to locations 200 meters or more from open water.