The New Zealand outdoors offers fantastic hunting opportunities. Anyone who intends to go hunting with a firearm must know and follow the Arms Code and the Seven Basic Rules of firearms safety.
Over 195,000 hunters recreate in New Zealand each year.– A Hunter's Tale, 2017
Big game hunters are those who are hunting for medium to large game animals. This includes all deer species, goats, wallaby and opportune wild pigs. This hunter type makes up the largest number of hunters in New Zealand and includes those that regard themselves as deerstalkers or bush hunters. Read more
Game bird hunters are those who hunt for any species of New Zealand game bird. This includes upland game birds (pheasant, quail and chuckor), turkey, peacock, geese (canadian and grey), pukeko, black swan and all waterfowl species which are legal to hunt during open season (mallard, grey, paradise and shoveller ducks). Read more