New Zealand hunters are not eligible to hunt in New Zealand under the hunting industry’s current hunting licensing scheme, the Department of Conservation says.
“We do not have a national hunter license for the Hunter Act, so hunting in New York and New Jersey is not legal for New Zealanders under the Hunter Regulations.”
The current hunting licenses for New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria are valid for 12 months, while for New England, the renewal of hunting licences is two years.
The Department of Primary Industries and Forestry has a team of inspectors who are on-site every weekend and work closely with police, the NSW Government and hunters to ensure the hunting and fishing industry is operated in a safe and ethical manner.
“Our inspectors will be on the ground in New South Welsh and Queensland hunting areas on a daily basis, with a focus on the safety and health of hunters,” a spokeswoman said.
“In addition, we will be monitoring the safety of our hunters and the safety in New England.”
The Department will continue to work closely to ensure our hunters have the best possible hunting experience and to ensure that the industry is safe and responsible for their safety.
“A recent survey of hunters found almost half of them felt unsafe hunting and had a high risk of injury or death.