Hunters must follow the Firearms Safety Code. Find out about the code and how to hunt safely.
Find out where you can hunt on conservation land.
Learn about the different species available for hunting in New Zealand.
Find out about the permits and licences you'll need to go hunting. You can apply for a hunting permit online.
Learn where pesticides have been laid.
Find out when to hunt, where to stay, what gear to pack, how to keep safe and more.
Make sure you know what not to hunt, most native species are protected.
Learn what to do if you want to hunt with dogs.
Apply online or find out where to get a hunting permit, and learn what species require specific permits.
Recreational Hunting Areas are areas where recreational hunting is used to control the numbers of wild animals.
Apply online for a hunting permit or renew.
Hunting in conservation areas brochure
Importing and exporting hunting trophies
DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map
Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
Email DOC's National Hunting Advisor