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Hunting in Auckland / Waikato

The Waikato/Hauraki area is known as the country's ‘Duck Factory.’ Those living in the Auckland/Waikato region have ready access to the best waterfowl hunting in the country – most of it within an hour’s drive of Auckland City.

While the maps online here represent the most comprehensive guide ever published to hunting in the Waikato, there just isn’t room to list every hot spot. By exploring and asking other hunters, whitebaiters, eelers, landowners, sports shop employees and others who get out into the country you’ll latch onto other possies and build up a comprehensive knowledge of your chosen area.

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Auckland / Waikato hunting News

Northern Auckland / Waikato Region Special Parrie & Pukeko Season

A special paradise shelduck and pukeko season will again be held in the Auckland / Waikato Region in the area north of the Harbour Bridge on the weekend of 27 & 28 February.



Northern Auckland / Waikato area Special Paradise Shelduck and Pukeko Hunting Season 25 & 26 February, 2017

Only paradise shelduck and pukeko may be hunted

Limit: 10 birds per species per day per hunter


Auckland / Waikato Both Barrels Jul 2016

The mallard, grey and shoveler seasons are now but a memory, and even parries and black swan are off limits with their seasons over.


Auckland Waikato Both Barrels Jun 2016

Duck Season gets off with a bang