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Bringing guns into NZ

Postby kiwismakebetterhunters » Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:00 pm

I know that some of you are interested in New Zealand as a holiday destination. Heres some info on bringing guns into New Zealand. Oh yeah and bring cool ones! http://www.police.govt.nz/service/firearms/importing.php
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Postby gunman » Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:10 pm

hey man, what does it cost to hunt there? Do you think you guys have enough birds to justify a hunting trip from usa to there?
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Postby Snaph » Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:50 pm

I wonder if you have to declare any jerky you might bring into NZ for hunting. :mrgreen:
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Postby kiwismakebetterhunters » Fri Aug 12, 2005 2:20 am

gunman wrote:hey man, what does it cost to hunt there? Do you think you guys have enough birds to justify a hunting trip from usa to there?



You only need 1 licence for all of NZ and it costs around $50 US.As far as acces is concerned some wet lands are balloted, contact NZ Fish and Game or read about info here

www.fishandgame.org.nz click on the hawkes bay region thats where I am.

There are also rivers that you can hunt whenever you want if they are public.

Otherwise a guide is probaly your easiest and safest bet. :thumbsup:
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Fri Aug 12, 2005 2:38 am

kiwismakebetterlovers wrote:Otherwise a guide is probaly your easiest and safest bet. :thumbsup:


Hey...... Yer a guide, right? :cool:

Could I git the "Friends Price" on this trip? :salude:
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Postby gunman » Fri Aug 12, 2005 6:54 am

Red you turd, you beat me too the question......say maybe next year or so I come out there, do you think geting a guide is the best bet? Or could a certain person point me in the right direction...? Or even come along for the hunts!? I have always wanted to leave the Country for game, I was headed to Poland last year after deer, but my contact went sour there, so i'm still in the look out for a good trip.....-Chris
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Postby kiwismakebetterhunters » Fri Aug 12, 2005 4:30 pm

AlaskaRedneK wrote:
kiwismakebetterlovers wrote:Otherwise a guide is probaly your easiest and safest bet. :thumbsup:


Hey...... Yer a guide, right? :cool:

Could I git the "Friends Price" on this trip? :salude:
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Postby kiwismakebetterhunters » Fri Aug 12, 2005 4:46 pm

gunman wrote:Red you turd, you beat me too the question......say maybe next year or so I come out there, do you think geting a guide is the best bet? Or could a certain person point me in the right direction...? Or even come along for the hunts!? I have always wanted to leave the Country for game, I was headed to Poland last year after deer, but my contact went sour there, so i'm still in the look out for a good trip.....-Chris


No worries.
I am a deerstalker. Deer are open all year round here. Late Spring early summer is the most productive time for hunting (November, December).
But if your after a trophy april is the rut and is your best bet.
In the north island we have Red deer, sika deer, fallow deer, sambar and rusa.Rusa and sambar are very difficult to hunt and numbers are very low.

Red and sika are available on public land and you can hunt them here free of charge although you do need to get in touch with department of conservation who will issue you with a permit no questions asked.

The south island Has readily available Red deer, fallow, chamois, Tahr and a few other deer species which can be difficult to get access too unless your into your guides and/or fenced game ranch stuff.

Duck shooting opens on the first weekend of May and to find a productive place to hunt can be a little more difficult but by contacting land owners and fish and game prior to your trip you will have no problems.
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Postby kiwismakebetterhunters » Fri Aug 12, 2005 4:50 pm

Oh yeah to find an excuse to go deer hunting more with somebody would be nice!!!!!!!

Pay for a chopper trip way into the back blocks and I'll lend my expertise!!!! :thumbsup: :salude:
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Postby Quackcephus » Fri Aug 12, 2005 5:12 pm

I'd have to go to the Southland... that's where the GREEN is. :yes:

http://www.fishandgame.org.nz/SITE_Default/SITE_your_region/SITE_Southland/Southland.asp

And do ALL the duck blinds come with a CHICK??? :tounge:
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Postby gunman » Fri Aug 12, 2005 6:22 pm

hmmmm I'll have to give it some thought.....I'll get back with ya later down the road...
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Postby kiwismakebetterhunters » Fri Aug 12, 2005 6:38 pm

Quackcephus wrote:
http://www.fishandgame.org.nz/SITE_Default/SITE_your_region/SITE_Southland/Southland.asp

And do ALL the duck blinds come with a CHICK??? :tounge:


Yeah but down thata way they've probably already married there cousin.

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Postby gunman » Fri Aug 12, 2005 7:20 pm

:laughing:
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Postby kiwismakebetterhunters » Fri Aug 12, 2005 7:37 pm

Yup.... *hoick spit* Its dang ollle ahhem kentucy of New Zealand.
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Postby Quackcephus » Fri Aug 12, 2005 8:59 pm

kiwismakebetterlovers wrote:
Quackcephus wrote:
http://www.fishandgame.org.nz/SITE_Default/SITE_your_region/SITE_Southland/Southland.asp

And do ALL the duck blinds come with a CHICK??? :tounge:


Yeah but down thata way they've probably already married there cousin.

:laughing:


Well if she ain't good enough fer her bruthers what makes ya thenk we'd whant 'er* :yes:

*a punchline to a joke about folks from Arkansas
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Postby Webfoot12 » Sat Aug 13, 2005 8:33 pm

Hey Kiwi, That Red Deer you speak of, is it similar or another name for a Red Stagg? I think they are about the size of an american elk?

That's on my "To Do" list before I die.
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Postby kiwismakebetterhunters » Sat Aug 13, 2005 9:13 pm

Red stag is the male red hind is female. They are smaller than elk and their mating call is an eerie loud ROAR.

http://www.doc.govt.nz/Explore/Hunting- ... d-Deer.asp
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Postby gunman » Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:50 am

man that would be one fun trip!
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Postby duckaholic_16p » Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:41 pm

how much do you think it would cost to get a guide there? and how about lodging?
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Postby gunman » Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:54 pm

you guys thinking what i'm thinking.....group hunt?
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Postby kiwismakebetterhunters » Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:11 pm

duckaholic_16p wrote:how much do you think it would cost to get a guide there? and how about lodging?


Best idea is to search that on the web carefully. Just like over there you get what you pay for. But $300 USD a day for the guide would be the lower end of the price range. :salude: :thumbsup:
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