COVID-19 Alert Level 1

New Zealand is currently at COVID-19 Alert Level 1.

Up-to-date information on current alert levels is available here.

All hunting is permitted at Alert Level 1

All hunters should also keep track of where they have been, including where and who they have been hunting with, to assist with rapid contact tracing if that is required. We recommend downloading and using the Ministry of Health’s COVID Tracer App.

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 are available on the Government’s COVID-19 website.

Be safe

Safety is absolutely paramount . Positively identify your target, let people know where you are going and when you should return and practice safe firearms practices.

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.