Documentation for hunting trophies

View the species commonly imported and exported to/from New Zealand and the documentation required for each.

If you are importing hunting trophies from the United States this checklist (PDF, 41K) is useful to help avoid seizures and confiscations.

Common exports

Species

Common Name

Certificates of Export*

Cervus elaphus nelsoni

Wapiti

Y

Cervus elaphus scoticus

Red Deer

Y

Cervus nippon

Sika Deer

Y

Cervus timorensis

Rusa Deer

Y

Cervus unicolor

Sambar

Y

Dama dama

Fallow Deer

Y

Hemitragus jemlahicus

Himalayan Tahr

Y

Odocoileus virginianus

White-tailed Deer

Y

Rupricapra rupricapra

Chamois

Y

*Certificates of Export are documents issued by the Department of Conservation (DOC) that provide assurance that the species listed above are not protected under New Zealand legislation.

These documents are not required for export from New Zealand. However, many importing countries ask for documentation to provide this assurance. Certificates of Export can be obtained from one of the DOC offices listed below; please contact them for more information.

Common imports

Species

Common name

CITES*

Alcelaphus buselaphus

Hartebeest

n/a

Ammotragus lervia

Aoudad / Barbery Sheep

App. II

Antidorcas marsupialis

Springbok

n/a

Capra aegagrus aegagrus

Bezoar Ibex

n/a

Capra pyrenaica victoriae

Gredos Ibex

n/a

Cephalophus rufilatus

Red-flanked Duiker

n/a

Cephalophus silvicultor

Yellow-backed Duiker

n/a

Colobus spp.

Colobus Monkeys

App. II

Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi

Blesbok

n/a

Equus africanus

African Wild Ass

App. I

Equus hemionus
E. hemionus hemionus
E. hemionus khur

Onager
Mongolian Wild Ass
Indian Wild Ass

App. II
App. I
App. I

Equus grevyi

Grevy’s Zebra

App. I

Equus kiang

Kiang

App. II

Equus przewalskii

Przewalski’s Horse

App. I

Equus quagga burchellii

Burchell’s Zebra

n/a

Equus zebra hartmanni

Hartmann’s Zebra

App. II

Equus zebra zebra

Cape Mountain Zebra

App. I

Hippotragus equinus

Roan

n/a

Hippotragus niger variani

Sable

App. I

Hylochoerus meinertzhageni

Giant Forest Hog

n/a

Kobus ellipsiprymnus

Waterbuck

n/a

Kobus kob

Kob

n/a

Kobus leche

Lechwe

App. II

Litocranius walleri

Gerenuk

n/a

Loxodonta africana
- specimens from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe

African Elephant

App. I
App. II

Madoqua spp.

Dik-diks

n/a

Monodon monoceros

Narwhal

App. II

Nanger dama

Addra/Dama Gazelle

App. I

Nanger granti

Grant’s Gazelle

n/a

Oreotragus oreotragus

Klipspringer

n/a

Oryx dammah

Scimitar-horned Oryx

App. I

Oryx leucoryx

Arabian Oryx

App. I

Ourebia ourebi

Oribi

n/a

Panthera pardus

Leopard

App. I

Papio spp.

Baboons

App. II

Phacochoerus africanus

Warthog

n/a

Philantomba monticola

Blue Duiker

App. II

Potamochoerus larvatus

Bushpig

n/a

Potamochoerus porcus

Red River Hog

n/a

Puma concolor

Cougar

App. II

P. concolor coryi
P. concolor costaricensis
P. concolor couguar

Florida Panther
Costa Rican Cougar
North American Cougar

 

App. I

Redunca fulvorufula

Mountain Reedbuck

n/a

Sylvicapra grimmia (and subspecies)

Common Duiker / Western Bush Duiker

n/a

Syncerus caffer

African/Cape Buffalo

n/a

Taurotragus oryx

Eland

n/a

Tragelaphus buxtoni

Mountain Nyala

n/a

Tragelaphus eurycerus

Bongo

n/a

Tragelaphus imberbis

Lesser Kudu

n/a

Tragelaphus scriptus

(Harnessed) Bushbuck / Kewel

n/a

Tragelaphus spekii

Sitatunga

n/a

Tragelaphus strepsiceros

Greater Kudu

n/a

Tragelaphus sylvaticus

Bushbuck/ Imbabala

n/a

Ursus arctos
- Specimens from Bhutan, China, Mongolia, Mexico

Brown/Grizzly Bear

App. II
App. I

*Appendix I = import permit from destination country and export permit from country of origin
 Appendix II = export permit from country of origin

For more information about importing and exporting according to the CITES Appendices and the TIES Act Schedules see permit requirements.

Department of Conservation contacts 

North Island (North of Taupo)

Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Office
Phone:      +64 9 307 9279
Email:   auckland@doc.govt.nz
Full office details

North Island (South of Taupo)

Pōneke / Wellington Office
Phone:      +64 4 472 5821
Email:   wellington@doc.govt.nz
Full office details

South Island

Ōtautahi / Christchurch Office
Phone:      +64 3 371 3700
Email:   christchurch@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
 

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