Police are working with the Recreational Firearms Users Working Group to improve firearms safety outcomes.

We review and collaborate on best practice firearms safety resources for all recreational firearms user groups.  Working group members include representatives from:

Check out the videos and resources below from the Mountain Safety Council (MSC) and Game Animal Council to help you and your mates stay safe while hunting.

 

Essential resources for hunters

Visit the MSC website to learn important skills to help keep you safe.

River Safety | Learn how to identify unsafe rivers and how to cross safely
Navigation | Learn the basics on trip planning, using a map and compass
Supplies | Learn what you need to pack and why
Weather | Learn how to understand the weather and how it impacts your trip
Communication devices | Learn what device and beacon options there are for you to call help if you need it. As well as where you can rent a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)
Emergencies and survival | Learn some of the basics to keep you and your mates alive.

 

Hunting resources

Plan and share your trip online

Use the Plan My Walk website or app to build a trip plan and share it with your trusted contacts. It allows you to choose tracks, huts and campsites, and provides relevant MetService weather and Department of Conservation (DOC) alerts. You can also use it to create a customised packing list.

Visit PlanMyWalk.nz

Join the hunting community on Facebook
Follow MSC on Facebook for hunting safety resources and tips.
Visit NZ MSC hunting Facebook page

Hunting resources

 

Hunter safety videos
I survived: a hunter's story
I survived: a hunter's story
Looking after your mates this Roar
Looking after your mates this Roar
Plan for a safe hunt
Plan for a safe hunt
Duck Season safety video
Duck Season safety video

 

Video guides on secure and safe transport of firearms and ammunition

The following Police video guides show how to safely transport firearms and comply with Arms Regulations.

Firearms in motorhomes
Firearms in motorhomes

Semi-automatic firearms transport
Semi-automatic firearms transport

Bolt-action firearms transport
Bolt-action firearms transport

Firearms in unattended vehicles
Firearms in unattended vehicles

More information


 
Common hunting types

Visit the MSC website to learn about the best safety practices for common types of hunting.

 

 

 

Need help?

phone Call 0800 844 431 (09 302 6500) for MyFirearms Support
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