Magpie geese and waterfowl season dates

This page has the latest information on the waterfowl hunting season in the Northern Territory (NT).

If you have a permit you can kill waterfowl only for 12 weeks from 1 October until 23 December 2016 at the following times:

  • 6am to 7pm in October
  • 5.45am to 7.15pm in November
  • 5.45am to 7.30pm in December.

Daily bag limit

The limit for magpie geese is 7 birds per person, per day.

The daily bag limit for other listed waterfowl is 10 birds per person, per day.

The maximum allowable number of dead animals in a person's possession is as follows:

  • away from the person's place of residence is 21 magpie geese and 30 other listed birds
  • at the person's place of residence, the number is unlimited.

 Animals under this permit

Scientific nameCommon name
Anseranas semipalmataMagpie goose
Anas superciliosaPacific black duck
Anas gracilisGrey teal
Aythya australisHardhead duck (also known as white-eyed duck)
Chenonetta jubataManed duck (also known as wood duck)
Dendrocygna arcuataWandering whistling duck (also known as water whistle duck)
Dendrocygna eytoniPlumed whistling duck (also known as grass whistle duck)
Malacorhynchus membranaceusPink-eared duck

Last updated: 27 June 2017