Free range, fair chase deerstalking for trophy red stags, fallow
deer, wild goats, wild pigs and other small game animals. Hunters
need only bring minimal personal requirements for their deerstalking
All food and drink is provided by Gert and Christine during
your stay at Okau, all included in the price of your hunt.
New Zealand has a highly unpredictable climate, particularly
during the roar in autumn and winter. Warm clothing and some waterproof
gear is essential, in case of bad weather. Gert suggests the following:
Rifle - .243 or larger calibre preferred ( we can supply
a suitable riffle at a cost if required )
Warm clothing - non scratch material for hunting
Swandri or waterproof coat
Suitable firearms can be provided if required. For hunters wishing
to bring their own firearms into New Zealand, the process is
usually straight forward. Check with your airline before making
your travel bookings for their regulations on carrying firearms.
Should your airline not permit the carriage of firearms, check
with Air New Zealand, as this airline does permit passengers
to bring firearms - but always check on booking.
On arrival in New Zealand, firearms must be declared to the
New Zealand Police on the way through Customs and Immigration.
A temporary tourist firearm license costs around NZ$25 and is
normally issued immediately.
Please note that HANDGUNS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN NEW ZEALAND! Also
note that at present it is legal to bring semi-automatic rifles
into New Zealand, it is very difficult to actually receive clearance
to do so. We therefore recommend you do not attempt to bring
semi-auto rifles with you.
Suitable calibres start from .243, but remember a big Red Stag
does take some stopping, and the New Zealand terrain does demand
quick kills. The .270 calibre and upwards are more highly recommended,
particularly for any inexperienced hunters.
For bow hunters, the minimum recommended draw weight for a bow
Further details are available on our NZ
Firearms Law page
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real hunting is a diminishing resource."