2022 EARLY WATERFOWL SEASON DATES

 

Fish & Game RegionSpecies

Season Length

Daily Bag Limit

NorthlandParadise Shelduck19 Feb 2022 -27 Feb 202220 (all areas)
 Black Swan19 Feb 2022 to 27 Feb 202220 (all areas)
 Pukeko20 Feb 2022 to 27 Feb 202212 (all areas)
    
Auckland/WaikatoParadise Shelduck19 Feb 2022 - 20 Feb 202215 (nth of Auckland Harbour Bridge)
 Pukeko19 Feb to 20 Feb 202210 (nth of Auckland Harbour Bridge)
    
EasternPukeko26 Feb and 27 Feb 202210 (all areas)
 Black swan26 Feb and 27 Feb 2022No limit (Area A1)
    
TaranakiParadise Shelduck26 Feb and 27 Feb 2022 and 5 Mar and 6 Mar 202210 (Area C Only)
    
Nelson-MarlboroughPukeko1 Jan 2022 to 28 Feb 202220 (Tasman/Golden Bay area)
    
West CoastParadise Shelduck5 Mar to 20 Mar 202210 (all areas)
 Pukeko1 Jan to 20 Mar 202210 (all areas)
 Black swan5 Mar to 13 Mar 20222 (all areas)
    
North CanterburyGrey, mallard duck and any hybrid of those species5 to 6 and 12 to 13 Feb 202210 (Only over agricultural grain crops and green feed paddocks  and more than 200 metres from  any water body.)
 Paradise Shelduck29 Jan 2022 to 13 Mar 202215 (Area A only)
 Paradise Shelduck29 Jan 2022 to 13 Mar 202220 (Area B only)
    
Central South IslandGrey/mallard duck and any hybrid of those species5 & 6 and 12 & 13 Feb 202210 (Area C only)
 Paradise Shelduck5 & 6 and 12 & 13 Feb 202215 (Area B only)
    
OtagoParadise Shelduck5 Mar to 13 Mar 20225 (All areas junior season (refer to  clause 5(4) for this Region)