Hunting nz

Discussion in 'Australia, New Zealand' started by .25MOA, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. .25MOA

    .25MOA Well-Known Member

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    G'day to all the NZ brothers out there, i have a couple of questions about hunting in NZ.......i live in NSW and was wondering what i have to do to hunt NZ.......i know taking my rifles there wont be a problem but what about locations to shoot ? Do i have to book thru a hunting company or is there land which is accessible to any hunters ? I have heard that anyone can hunt in the land through Arthers Pass etc ? Is this true ? Can anyone point me in the right direction ? Thanx......
     
  2. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    Once you are in NZ with your rifle you can hunt in any of the Department of Conservation (DoC) land by getting a permit. For Arthurs Pass any DoC office in Canterbury shouldbe able to issue the permit. There is no charge, but they do want to sight a firearms licence, not sure what you do there, show your aussie? or the import permit for your rifle.
    Only problem with hunting on DoC land is animal numbers are variable and a bit of local knowledge goes a long way. Using a guide would be better, if you can afford it! Most guides in NZ hunt on private land although some will take you on to DoC land.
    The DoC website has some good info for hunting around Canterbury

    Hunting in the Canterbury region

    Stu.
     

  3. striker

    striker Active Member

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    On the firearms licence as far as im aware you will have to get a temp licence for over here. thats good enough for doc permits. as for info and animal numbers have a look at fishnhunt forum and ask for some info. you should get some more help there. there are lists there as well for heli operators that DONT helihunt and guides that dont either
     
  4. .25MOA

    .25MOA Well-Known Member

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    How long do these processes take ? I only want to go for a week or two ?
     
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  6. .25MOA

    .25MOA Well-Known Member

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    Thanx Heaps Striker...... The only Heli services I'll require in NZ is for snow boarding , please I want to hunt the real way, trekking along the ridges in search of Thar !! Can't wait, am really looking forward to getting there....... Hopefully early next year. I have a guy in my pistol course named Lloyd who is a Kiwi from Christchurch, he put me on to thar hunting
     
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  7. foreign

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    hey .25moa when are you coming over. i love tahr hunting and might be around to take you to some private land. depends though when your here.
     
  8. .25MOA

    .25MOA Well-Known Member

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    Hey Dude......will definately be there in February if not before......i have all the info from Shane from DOC so am pretty keen to get there
     
  9. foreign

    foreign Well-Known Member

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    shit man ill be in the US by then. but you should hit up some of the other kiwis on here and someone will take you out for sure.
     
  10. JAWZ

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    The only other thing I would suggest is to go a bit later as the skins are alot nicer later on in the season. We are looking at march april may. Also a bit easier to walk up the hills in the cool.
     
  11. .25MOA

    .25MOA Well-Known Member

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    Yeah i was thinking March, because i'll be in Japan in Jan/Feb...