Getting Started

Hunting encourages a variety of activities and the development of values that are important to New Zealanders. Hunters are responsible for the protection and development of wildlife habitats, they monitor and advocate for the environment, and lead hunting, outdoor and safety programmes.

Hunting also develops positive traits such as responsibility, confidence, cooperation, discipline and patience - and helps builds community and family relationships.

In this section, and alongside our Introduction to Duck Hunting DVD, we introduce you to basic techniques and methods to get you started in a pastime that may become a lifelong passion.

We wish you good hunting, and ask that you practice ethical behaviour and good sportsmanship at all times.

To find out the latest licence information, including prices, please click here.