Hunting know before you go
IntroductionHow to hunt safely, rules for hunting on public conservation land, hunting with dogs, overseas hunters, and hunting gear lists.
It's your responsibility to be fire safe.
Always check the local fire danger level and fire season status before you go hunting. Be extra careful during restricted and prohibited seasons.
Find out how to minimise the risk of unwanted fire when hunting.
Expect changed conditions when hunting
Changes are still occurring in the forests from the cyclone and with every new period of heavy rain. Be aware that what the terrain may have looked like last you were in the forest may not be the same the next time.
In regions affected by Cyclone Gabrielle and other recent storm events many things may impact your Roar hunting plans. This includes the loss of access due to roads, bridges and tracks being damaged or destroyed. There is also a high chance of coming across more natural hazards such as debris in waterways, landslides, and rockfalls.
Respect the wishes of private landowners when it comes to access arrangements. It is likely that some landowners may not be able to grant the usual hunter access due to damage their properties have incurred.
Where to start if you've not hunted before, hunting guidelines, planning your trip, risk management, and advice on how to keep your catch safe for eating.
Rules for hunting on public conservation land
There are a few things you need to know while hunting on public conservation land.
Hunting with dogs
If you're hunting with dogs on public conservation land there are some rules you need to follow.
Hunters' gear list
Check this gear list to make sure you're prepared before you head out into the bush.