Your licence entitles you to hunt, and also represents your contribution to the ongoing protection, management and enhancement of our natural environments.

General hunting licence info

Fish & Game's game bird hunting licences are valid for use throughout New Zealand (except in the Chatham Islands).

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Standard licence options

Every person who wants to go fresh water sports fishing or game bird hunting in New Zealand must first purchase a licence.

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Where to buy your Licence

You can purchase your licence online anytime, but if you'd prefer to purchase instore, select a region below to find your nearest licence agent.

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Species requiring a licence

The Wildlife Act 1953 defines species as wildlife declared to be game birds.

You must carry your licence with you when hunting and present it if requested to by a Fish & Game Ranger.