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 hunt waterfowl only for eight weeks from 27 October until 23 December 2017.

Daily bag limit

The limit for magpie geese is three 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 nine magpie geese and 30 other listed birds
  • at the person's place of residence, the number is unlimited.

Hunting hours

Animals may be hunted only during the following hours:

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

Animals under this permit

Scientific name Common name
Anseranas semipalmata Magpie goose
Anas superciliosa Pacific black duck
Anas gracilis Grey teal
Aythya australis Hardhead duck (also known as white-eyed duck)
Chenonetta jubata Maned duck (also known as wood duck)
Dendrocygna arcuata Wandering whistling duck (also known as water whistle duck)
Dendrocygna eytoni Plumed whistling duck (also known as grass whistle duck)
Malacorhynchus membranaceus Pink-eared duck

NT Hunting Mate app

You can download the NT Hunting Mate app to access waterfowl hunting rules and information on your phone.

Last updated: 26 March 2018