No hunting permits or tags are required to hunt on private land in New Zealand. New Zealand does not operate on a licensing or tag system like Europe.
To save hassle and time at airports we recommend renting a firearm and ammunition from Johan Herault. He has an excellent section of firearms he is happy to rent to you at a small cost.
Please note if you hire a firearm and ammunition from Johan you will not be required to have a visitor’s license. As you will be under the active supervision of your guide and do not need an individual license.
If you do wish to bring your own firearm and ammunition to New Zealand, when booking your flights please be sure to declare your rifles and ammunition to your airline company. You will also be required to gain a visitor’s firearm licenses.
Highly ahead of your trip we are happy to assist you completing the application online on the below website.
Calibres between.270-300 Win mag. Shooting distances will vary between 100-300 yards.
A huge positive of hunting in New Zealand is that it is extremely easy to get your trophy’s home safety. Herault Safaris and it's partners have an excellent and highly secure system set in place to ensure this happens.
At your request Johan and his team can organize formalities for your trophy shipment to be sent home. This includes suitable paperwork that proves to overseas border authorities that your trophy is not from the NZ protected species list. You can also use this document if you would like to send home the fur or meat from your trophy. If you have any further questions on trophy shipment, please let us know.
All animals are field skinned by us & delivered to our taxidermist. You can then decide if you want your trophies mounted locally or expedited to your home country.
If you wish we can prepare your game meat as you like to eat after hunting in New Zealand whilst staying with us.
Binoculars Ammo box Gun cleaning equipment Hunting knife Ear plugs / hearing protection Adapted clothing Thermal underwear A pair of wool gloves and a waterproof pair A waterproof backpack Pure wool or mixed socks A jacket with hood preferably (brown, light green or khaki) A waterproof and windproof jacket (brown, light green or khaki) Long-sleeved or short-sleeved shirts (light green or khaki) Hunting pants (brown, light green or khaki) Shoes: a pair in Goretex with rigid shell and flexible sole for mountainous areas and / or a pair of comfortable boots or horse shoes Wool and fleece sweaters Cap Hat Scarf Accessories and toiletry bag Sun cream and lip balm in the mountains Energy drinks / hydrating salts like Gatorade (for potassium and electrolytes) Your personal toiletries and medicines