Hunting

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. 

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Over 195,000 hunters recreate in New Zealand each year.
A Hunter's Tale, 2017

 

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Big game hunters - BGH

Big Game

More hunters take part in big game hunting than any other form of hunting, so it’s not surprising that they have the largest number of incidents. With respect to the ‘Roar,’ hunting behaviour appears to change and the rate of injury, search and rescue and fatality increases. Read more

Duck hunters at dawn - HC

Game Bird

Few other outdoor recreational activities in New Zealand have such a dramatic increase in participation as occurs during the opening morning of duck hunting season. This massive increase in participation unfortunately produces a corresponding increase in the rate of incidents. Read more

Alpine hunters - HC

Alpine

Alpine environments are steep and exposed by their very nature. When a hunter loses their footing in this environment the consequences are typically worse than in other hunting environments. Alpine hunting fatalities are typically the result of falling which is perhaps of little surprise given the steep terrain. Read more

Pig hunters - HC

Pig

Pig hunters appear to have a very good safety record right up until a pig has been ‘bailed’ or caught by their dogs. Nearly all pig hunting fatalities occurred as a result of a hunter trying to reach their dogs. Read more

Small game hunter tussock - Richard W

Small Game

Small game hunting has always been an accessible hunting type and is often where many hunters start to learn basic hunting skills. Because of its relative accessibility, this type of hunting tends to attract large numbers of hunters, particularity those starting out or those who are restricted by mobility or accessibility. Read more

Night shooting Hunters Club NZ 2017

Night

Night hunters are those who pursue any game animal after dark and before dawn. They do so with the aid of moonlight, a spotlight, torch or any other piece of equipment that allows the hunter to see game in the dark. A large number of hunting fatalities have occurred in the dark. Read more

Bow hunter alpine - Hunters Club

Bow

Bowhunters are those who choose to hunt any type of game with a bow. Although bows are not considered to be firearms, this does not mean they are not dangerous. Bows need to be treated with the same respect and diligence as any other piece of equipment designed to kill... Read more