Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Alpine Black Watch


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 12 of 12
Like Tree5Likes
  • 2 Post By stug
  • 1 Post By imaca
  • 1 Post By MB
  • 1 Post By Micky Duck

Thread: Rules around public rivers and duck shooting

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Helensville, Auckland
    Posts
    144

    Rules around public rivers and duck shooting

    Can i shoot anywhere on a public river( of course not residential ) if accessing but dingy so not stepping foot on private land or are there rules, i am looking at the kaipara river near helensville

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Member stug's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Oxford, Canterbury
    Posts
    3,473
    Check with the local Fish and Game officer. I've always found them useful on these sorts of issues.
    bigbear and xtightg like this.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    North island
    Posts
    986
    Or check with the local police. They will be the one's that turn up if a complaint is laid

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    North Waikato
    Posts
    75
    What Stug said. Fish and Game also publish (or did) a pamphlet called Accessing the Action or something like that, that tells you how to, um, access the action
    xtightg likes this.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Stewart island / canterbury
    Posts
    7,251
    Walking access maps should give you some idea as well, wouldn't do any harm to have the, as printed out when you go ask f&g or police

  6. #6
    MB
    MB is offline
    Member MB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Whangarei
    Posts
    921
    I asked a similar question last year I think. The answer is not straightforward. In some cases, private property seems to end in the middle of the river.
    xtightg likes this.

  7. #7
    MB
    MB is offline
    Member MB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Whangarei
    Posts
    921

  8. #8
    Member Boaraxa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Southland
    Posts
    2,000
    Quote Originally Posted by MightyBoosh View Post
    I asked a similar question last year I think. The answer is not straightforward. In some cases, private property seems to end in the middle of the river.
    No one owns the water !! , I rung doc last year & asked a similar question they put me onto the local ranger all he said was so long as you have a permit or licence & your not on private land as far as they where concerned no problem but he pointed out it was upto me to prove I was within my rights to be were I wanted to be if the local landowner kicked up a stink.
    The Green party putting the CON in conservation since 2017

  9. #9
    MB
    MB is offline
    Member MB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Whangarei
    Posts
    921
    See post #6 on last thread. I'm not arguing the toss, just want an answer.

  10. #10
    Member upnorth uplander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Makarau/Tokerau Beach
    Posts
    1,277
    1 thing to remember when shooting a river is that you dont shoot across the land on either side

  11. #11
    Member Micky Duck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Geraldine
    Posts
    3,882
    find where you want to shoot,then go knock on doors to "inform" of intentions if nothing else it will make cockies less nervious that some twat shooting stock in back paddock.
    berg243 likes this.

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    North Otago
    Posts
    592
    Quote Originally Posted by MightyBoosh View Post
    , private property seems to end in the middle of the river.
    Quite sure there are only 2 rivers in the south Island where the land owner owns to the centre of the river. The rivers are the Shag and the Kakanui

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Best duck shooting for 7 years
    By Bonecrusher in forum Game Bird Hunting
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 19-04-2017, 12:15 PM
  2. Duck shooting vid
    By Vapour in forum The Magazine
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14-05-2015, 08:42 PM
  3. Shooting rules for near a public road
    By HazeNZ in forum Shotgunning
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 24-03-2015, 09:43 PM
  4. Some Duck shooting 2013
    By WhistlingWings in forum The Magazine
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 27-10-2013, 10:15 AM
  5. Southland Duck Shooting
    By duck-kila in forum Game Bird Hunting
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 03-04-2013, 07:23 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!