The formation of the New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association arise from senior industry members seeking to upgrade the industry over-all, determined to provide a consistently high standard of professional service to all who visited New Zealand to trophy hunt.
In 1985 those senior members successfully petitioned the Government of the day to register professional hunting guides under an Act of Parliament. The Government wisely granted this petition and after a period of submission and guidance from professional guides, a Registration Committee was established in 1986 for the first time in the history New Zealand professional hunting guides were registered under the signature of a Minister of the Crown.
After the process was tested and refined the Government passed the process of vetting and approving of professional hunting guides over to the industry, considering that the industry would best grow in strength if it were self-regulatory. Today the New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association Inc has over fifty members, functions under a strict Code of Ethics, with processes and procedures in place requiring the highest possible professional and safe practices by members. The safety of clients, professional performance of members, the conducting of hunts in the highest possible ethical manner, are all demanded of members.
When you decide to book a trophy hunt in New Zealand be sure to first establish that the guide you are communicating with is indeed a member of New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association Inc.
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