Fish and Game: Game bird hunting licences are on sale now

The countdown is on, the start of the game bird hunting season is fast approaching! Prospects are looking good.

Game bird hunting licences are on sale now.

Buy now and avoid the rush. It will give you more time to “mark-up” your spot, tidy up your decoys, bust a few clays and plan an awesome season.

Your game bird licence number from last year (2017) is: 4691782

You need this number along with your date of birth to retrieve your licence details.

To get your licence simply click here

Follow the simple prompts by entering your 2017 Licence number with your date of birth as a Returning Customer and click on Find my details.

In checking your details, remember this year to answer two points on the form:

  1. Whether you want a stand claim tag sent to you
  2. To register as an elector and have your say in the October 2018 Fish & Game Council elections.

Don’t forget, you can mark up your existing hunting stand as soon as the stand claim tag is received, i.e. do so prior to pegging day (8 April). Bear in mind, no one can claim more than one stand. If you are looking to claim a new hunting spot for 2018, you must wait until after 10.00am on Sunday 8 April before doing so.

Habitat Stamp … now printed on the licence

The Habitat Stamp image is now printed on the licence. However, if you would like an actual stamp please separately email [email protected] with your licence number and return postal address details and one will be sent out to you free of charge.

Get the latest info to improve the odds for a favourable season

For the latest news on the 2018 season and handy tips on everything from duck calling to maimai building, the Fish & Game website has a handy section crammed with information here. And to stay up to date through the season, subscribe to our monthly electronic newsletter Both Barrels – you can sign up to receive it here.

You can also find Fish & Game on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

Our thanks to you, for your licence fee helps Fish & Game to improve your hunting experience with improved access information, habitat protection and restoration, species population management, and by encouraging young hunters to discover the passion of game bird hunting.

Make the most of your hunting opportunity. Look to get out more than just over opening weekend. Remain a safe and happy hunter.

Fish & Game New Zealand