COVID-19 Alert Level 2

The Government has announced that COVID-19 Alert Level 2 will begin on Thursday 14 May. Alert Level 2 will allow hunters to access public conservation land and travel to their favourite hunting spots.

Information on permits, ballots and DOC facilities is available here

The Mountain Safety Council has set up a new website with guidance on what you can and can’t do¬†during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information is updated to reflect the current Alert Level status.

The complete rules and guidance for all activities under level 2 are available on the Government’s COVID-19 website.

Be safe

Safety is absolutely paramount as it is likely that there will be a lot of people out using the conservation estate once we return to level 2, the days are getting shorter and winter is on its way. Positively identify your target, let people know where you are going and when you should return and practice safe firearms practices…READ MORE

The Mountain Safety Council has a good collection of safety advice available on their website.

Epidemic Response Committee

GAC Chair Don Hammond appeared before Parliament’s Epidemic Response Committee to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and the lockdowns on the NZ hunting sector.