If you are hunting with a firearm you need a valid firearms licence to get a hunting permit. Find out how to renew or purchase a NZ firearms licence.

To get a DOC hunting permit to hunt on public conservation land with a firearm, you need either:

Note, when hunting under the immediate supervision provision:

  • only one firearm is permitted between the supervisor and the hunter
  • each person requires a hunting permit.

Renew or purchase a New Zealand firearms licence - NZ Police website.

NZ Police firearms licence application form.
NZ Police firearms licence application form

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