Introduction to NZ’s Game Animals

Find out about NZ’s 10 game animal species.

Licensing and Permits

Information on how to obtain a NZ firearms licence and what you need to know to hunt on public and private land in NZ.

NZ Game Animal Hunting Research Project

Contribute to important research the GAC has underway on the New Zealand hunting sector.


There are a number of diseases that affect game animals and hunting, all of which present a significant threat to New Zealand’s biosecurity. The global spread of African Swine Fever is of particular concern to NZ pig hunters.