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    Namaste bro. All the best on your endeavours.

    Quote Originally Posted by Inder View Post
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    I do want to bring a Diana 52 .22 Airgun (Along with loads of shooting and fishing equipment) when i come there as it does not require a license in NZ. I am not really sure about doing that though..

    -Inder
    I am guessing you will now need an import permit from the police. "Sentimental Value" may be a good enough reason. Any PCP rifle does require a Firearms License, but someone here with FAL may take posession of it for you, until you get yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inder View Post
    I still re-read Corbett and Kenneth Anderson when ever i feel like being outdoors . In-fact I was reading "The last white hunter" memoirs of Donald Anderson (Son of Kenneth Anderson) . That was a different era. A real golden one .


    Ha ha that reminds me my own surprisingly good experience with TSA in USA. I was carrying a Air arms pro sport air-gun (Sadly thats all we can import) out of Chicago. Agent took it out of the case and was like what a stunning beauty (it really is ) . Thank you Mr. Singh, hope you enjoy it till very long. It was quite different than how our guys at airports treat anything which resembles a gun.

    I do want to bring a Diana 52 .22 Airgun (Along with loads of shooting and fishing equipment) when i come there as it does not require a license in NZ. I am not really sure about doing that though..

    -Inder


    Haha yeah oh boy, I could do a whole topic on "traveling with guns" one chapter on India !

    I flew in Bombay then Delhi & walked out of the Airport with my 30/06 - SXS 12ga & a heap of ammo in 1989, stopped & thought Ah Heck better go back in !!!

    Wish I hadn't now lol !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Welcome Inder.
    Thanks Rushy.


    Quote Originally Posted by mimms2 View Post
    Namaste bro. All the best on your endeavours.

    I am guessing you will now need an import permit from the police. "Sentimental Value" may be a good enough reason. Any PCP rifle does require a Firearms License, but someone here with FAL may take posession of it for you, until you get yours.
    Thanks mimms2 and Namaste to you too.

    Diana 52 is a spring powered airgun. For what reading I have one it does not require a FAL in NZ. I will send a mail to local police station in Palmy before i come there, just to be sure.

    While it does hold sentimental value for me and in desperate need of some TLC but i really don't want to complicate anything If and when I arrive there.

    Lets see that fate has in store for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathias View Post
    Welcome Inder
    Thanks Mathias

    Quote Originally Posted by Scout View Post
    Haha yeah oh boy, I could do a whole topic on "traveling with guns" one chapter on India !

    I flew in Bombay then Delhi & walked out of the Airport with my 30/06 - SXS 12ga & a heap of ammo in 1989, stopped & thought Ah Heck better go back in !!!

    Wish I hadn't now lol !
    Ha ha tell us more about it Scout. I believe import ban came in effect sometime around 85-86 IIRC so that would have created a lot of drama for you.

    Thanks a lot again guys for the welcome. I hope NZ gov chooses to go back to Level 2 tomorrow and separated families like us get some hope.

    -Inder

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    Welcome to the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark M View Post
    Welcome Inder
    Thanks Mark.

    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Welcome to the forum.
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    Hi, yes, welcome to the forum and hopefully soon to New Zealand.

    As said, a few Indian people come on the HUNTS courses and I'd be interested to know how they get on shooting a few goats afterwards. The Sikhs are well thought of in New Zealand. There's also a NZ Bowhunters society and they may give you a good lead to where you can get goats. Goats and pigs are the mainstay of bowhunting in NZ. But I'd do the NZDA HUNTS course too for the bushcraft skills and to meet some good blokes. NZDA has a lot of politics so don't worry about that too much. For bowhunting, you need easy open country, preferably private land which can take a lot of effort to secure permission for. However up towards the Wanganui river there are numbers, I hear, on public land.

    Palmerston North isn't the most exciting, great climate part of NZ but it is close to good deer hunting in the Tararua Ranges and the Ruahines. You'll need your buschraft for those places. Look on the NZ Mountain Safety Council web site. See if your wife can get you a copy of the bushcraft manual. One of the great NZ hunting writers, Roger Lentle, did his PhD at Massey. His books may be hard to find in shops now. "Red Deer in New Zealand" is still the classic current reference. To learn what keen can be, look for a copy of Barry Crump's "A Good Keen Man". It is set about 60 years ago in a different hunting era but is still hilarious reading (for kiwis).

    "Palmy" is a great centre of practical science and good place for a Masters. There will be a few jobs around there too. The PhD isn't really a ticket to a secure high paying job like it is in other countries like England, so don't sacrifice too much to do one unless you can get do it from a regular salaried position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagheera View Post
    Hi, yes, welcome to the forum and hopefully soon to New Zealand.

    As said, a few Indian people come on the HUNTS courses and I'd be interested to know how they get on shooting a few goats afterwards. The Sikhs are well thought of in New Zealand. There's also a NZ Bowhunters society and they may give you a good lead to where you can get goats. Goats and pigs are the mainstay of bowhunting in NZ. But I'd do the NZDA HUNTS course too for the bushcraft skills and to meet some good blokes. NZDA has a lot of politics so don't worry about that too much. For bowhunting, you need easy open country, preferably private land which can take a lot of effort to secure permission for. However up towards the Wanganui river there are numbers, I hear, on public land.

    Palmerston North isn't the most exciting, great climate part of NZ but it is close to good deer hunting in the Tararua Ranges and the Ruahines. You'll need your buschraft for those places. Look on the NZ Mountain Safety Council web site. See if your wife can get you a copy of the bushcraft manual. One of the great NZ hunting writers, Roger Lentle, did his PhD at Massey. His books may be hard to find in shops now. "Red Deer in New Zealand" is still the classic current reference. To learn what keen can be, look for a copy of Barry Crump's "A Good Keen Man". It is set about 60 years ago in a different hunting era but is still hilarious reading (for kiwis).

    "Palmy" is a great centre of practical science and good place for a Masters. There will be a few jobs around there too. The PhD isn't really a ticket to a secure high paying job like it is in other countries like England, so don't sacrifice too much to do one unless you can get do it from a regular salaried position.

    Thanks for the welcome Bagheera (Jungle books fan? .. eh )

    My coreligionists usually stay out of any kind of trouble, glad to know that they are doing good in NZ too

    I do intend to join bow-hunters society and NZDA hunts course. To learn , re-learn the basics and meet like minded mates. Part of few groups and rifle association here too, never enjoyed the politics and stayed out of it.

    Thanks for the pointers on the books. Will surely look them up. I enjoy reading and really would like to learn about hunting in NZ and how it was in years gone by.

    I am not sure if I will be ready to hunt at least for a few months before i feel confident enough to shoot a live animal. I am reasonably okay with Sage but will have to learn the new longbow. Apart from that need to go through the rigors of arrow selection and tuning a traditional longbow. Till then may be a rabbit or two with the airguns.

    I completed my masters long time ago and have no intention of going to school again. Usual IT up-gradation courses and certifications are enough education for me for this lifetime . PHD is for wife, she has gone into learning mode and not sure what she will decide after her masters, I will do my part of dissuading her though

    Thanks a lot for the long post and pointers.

    -Inder
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