HuntingHQ membership is primarily designed to provide hunters with access to approved, unique hunting locations not available to the general public.
Belonging to the HuntingHQ community will also provide you with these amazing benefits:
- An online booking system with a wide range of approved property profiles so you can choose where you want to hunt and what wildlife you want to hunt
- A property/landowner star-rating system so you can choose prime hunt locations
- A community forum to talk shop, ask questions, share advice and exchange stories with like-minded people
- An online hunting diary to capture, record and share your experiences
- Discounts from hunting suppliers
- Hunter education – improve your skills and knowledge
- Online trip organiser
- Liability insurance – the HuntingHQ Farmer Guarantee (Public Liability Insurance) provides HuntingHQ members with legal negligence protection while on both public and private property anywhere in NZ
- Fill your freezer with the game you catch
- Time outdoors with mates
During the registration process all hunters are required to:
- Create a profile
- Sit and pass a Health and Safety Exam comprised of firearms code of practice and farm code of conduct
- Provide a current firearms licence
Each landowner will charge a daily hunter fee. This fee will vary depending on the unique land parameters and wildlife on the property.
If a landowner chooses to list accommodation on their property, you as the hunter can choose to take up this offer and will be charged an appropriate nightly accommodation fee.
In the property profile each landowner specifies what type of wildlife are available to be hunted on their property.
The listings can be filtered by type of wildlife you wish to hunt.
When you view the property profile you will see a list of what you are allowed to take with you onto the property.
E.g. vehicles, dogs.
In the property profile landowners will specify how many hunters they will allow in any one hunt group on their property at any one time.
Only one hunting group will have access to the property at any one time.
HuntingHQ has a comprehensive star-rating system for both hunters and farmers.
Once your membership has been approved you will receive a 5-star rating. To maintain this rating, you will be required to adhere to safe practice, complying with health and safety rules and by building a good relationship with the landowner.
If your star rating drops below a 3.9 your account will be suspended and HuntingHQ will conduct an inquiry.
The yearly subscription to belong to the HuntingHQ Community is $249 NZD.
The HuntingHQ Farmer Guarantee (Public Liability Insurance) provides $10 million NZD liability insurance cover, which protects HuntingHQ members for legal negligence while on both public and private property anywhere in New Zealand.
Did you know that the South Island of New Zealand is a controlled area for didymo?
This makes it a legal requirement to clean all gear used in the water before going from one waterway to another.
So far, no didymo has been found in the North Island but it is good practice to check, clean and dry when you move between waterways.
Clean all gear when moving between waterways
Freshwater pests, including didymo, could squeeze the life out of our country’s most precious rivers and lakes. They can be spread by a single drop of water or plant fragment. You can help to protect your favourite waterways if you always check, clean, then dry any equipment that comes into contact with the water, between every waterway, every time.
The Check, Clean, Dry Method
To prevent the spread of freshwater pests (like didymo), whenever you move between waterways you must check, clean and dry all your gear that comes into contact with water. If you don’t want to treat your gear, make sure you only use it in one waterway.
Check – Remove any plant matter from your gear and leave it at the site (the river or lake bank) or put it in the rubbish. Don’t wash plant material down any drain.
Clean – There’s more than one option for cleaning your gear – choose the one that’s best for your situation and your gear.
Dry – Ensure your gear is completely dry to touch, inside and out, then leave dry for at least another 48 hours before you use it (didymo can survive for months on moist gear).
For specific information about your responsibilities to help prevent the spread of freshwater pests such as didymo; and how to clean larger items such as vehicles click here.