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    E cat question

    Wondering ... if I don't put down rabbit culling on a farm as a potential use and give the farmer as a referee, will my E cat application be restricted to range, etc use only ?

    What has happened to other folks ? I don't hunt, just competition shooting and rabbits in Alexandra a couple of times a year.

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    Just put "hunting" on there in case you want to

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    From memory mine was in this order. 3gun, Service Rifle, Range work and hunting.

    It may have tightened up but they had no issues with that list
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    I would not put hunting as a reason.
    If you a PNZ financial member and compete, just use that as a reason.
    Had a bloke in our club just get issued his one. All he used was competition.
    Once you have it there are no reason you can't go hunting with your E cat firearm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    I would not put hunting as a reason.
    If you a PNZ financial member and compete, just use that as a reason.
    Had a bloke in our club just get issued his one. All he used was competition.
    Once you have it there are no reason you can't go hunting with your E cat firearm.

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    I was told different from my AO, the Ecat firearm could only be used for the purposes that were placed on your endorsement, I could be mistaken and cant currently cite a source from my phone at work.

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    Yeah I've read that on the interwebs too, hence my question. I've also read on the interweb people shooting sub moa off the shoulder after running up a hill at a target 200m with an air rifle

    But as to real world experiences if anyone has a restriction on their license . . .

    Yup, I'm already a member of PNZ so 3Gun would be the primary use but just thinking incase I wanted to use it on the/a farm in the future.

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    Says on the back of the form that you can put forward any 'reason for possession' to be considered.

    Can't hurt to include hunting, most people will have already done so and it can only help towards futureproofing it as a legitimate use.

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    Mine just says E. No restrictions.
    It was done 15 yrs ago tho.

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    Its going to depend on your AO opinion of it. Yes, conditions can be placed on your endorsment. I thought that was common knowledge and the subject has been beaten to death already. I know of one district where the AO doesnt like hunting as a reason and makes life hard for anyone putting that specific reason down. My regions AO is easy going and doesnt mind at all.

    Be broad with your reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moutere View Post
    Says on the back of the form that you can put forward any 'reason for possession' to be considered.Can't hurt to include hunting, most people will have already done so and it can only help towards futureproofing it as a legitimate use.
    It is a E cat and needs a legitimate use so pest destruction is a good idea as to what they issuing one for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi-Hunter View Post
    It is a E cat and needs a legitimate use
    not in the legislation it doesn't and that's what has to be obeyed when issuing one

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    I guess it depends on your AO.
    Our one is actually anti guns from recent discussions and sees no legitimate reason for E cat firearms regarding hunting. I was also told 15 yrs ago it was not a good idea to use hunting. I didn't.
    Hence my post.

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    Well I have just asked about this, and it looks like horses for courses, the AO said there needs to be a good reason.
    But then your are talking about me
    So I see his point and pest control was a good reason according to the AO.
    Just my experience which don't seem to count for much, I think these things hang more on what type of person you are and back ground.
    Not so much as to tick the boxes on the paper, although there are some boxes that need ticked off
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    Any lawful purpose should be sufficient reason. Service rifle, hunting, collection etc. Thankfully my AOs are great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi-Hunter View Post
    Well I have just asked about this, and it looks like horses for courses, the AO said there needs to be a good reason.
    But then your are talking about me
    So I see his point and pest control was a good reason according to the AO.
    Just my experience which don't seem to count for much, I think these things hang more on what type of person you are and back ground.
    Not so much as to tick the boxes on the paper, although there are some boxes that need ticked off
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