North Island vs South Island | Where To Hunt | New Zealand Hunt Planner

  

Where should you hunt is often the first question that people ask when planning a hunting adventure away from home.  Here is some high level information to help get you started.

 

The country of New Zealand is split into two major islands, the North Island and the South Island.  

 

Between the two major islands and its smaller offshore islands, New Zealand has approximately 20 million acres (over 80,00 kilometers squared) in some form of public ownership.  This represents almost 30% of New Zealand’s land mass.

 

A large portion of these public lands exist in the form of Forest Parks, Conservation Parks and National Parks -- all of which allow hunting, with a few exceptions.  This creates an incredible amount of opportunity for all hunters, both kiwis and foreigners. The challenge is figuring out where to hunt!

 

For starters, its best to determine which main island you will focus on.  Although you could definitely...

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