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Can I bring my own firearm?

Absolutely, we encourage hunters to use their own firearms as they are often more familiar, leading to more accurate shot placement. Please let us know if you plan on bring your own rifle, so we can ensure that the calibre and optics are suitable for our hunting conditions. 

Click here to find out more about the New Zealand Government process and requirements to bring your own firearm into the country on a temporary basis. 

If you're unable to transport your firearm to New Zealand, don't worry - we have a range of quality firearms available for our customers use. You won't need a visitor firearms licence to use a rifle under the supervision of one of our guides, who are all fully licensed. 

I live overseas - how do I get my trophy home?

New Zealand has very strict biodiversity laws, however it's much easier to get things out of the country than to bring them in. Click here to find out more about the trophy export process from the Ministry for Primary Industries.


If required, all trophy permitting, preparation, taxidermy and/or exporting can be handled by a local taxidermist - we can help organise this before you leave. 

Do I need a permit or licence to Hunt in New Zealand?

There is no general hunting licence required in New Zealand.


If we are hunting on public land, you'll need a Department of Conservation hunting permit which provides information on how public land is being used. This is a free permit that we can organise for you ahead of your hunt.

Are the animals you hunt fenced in?

Southern Sky Outfitters prides itself on providing our clients the very best in free range, fair chase hunting. As such, none of the animals we hunt are on 'game parks', 'estates' or in any way fenced in - even on our private land hunting grounds.

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Click here to send Southern Sky Outfitters a message, we're happy to answer any questions you might have. 

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