Kaimanawa Forest Park offers great hunting for sika and red deer and limited pig hunting opportunities.
Tongariro National Park and Rangataua Forest offers great hunting primarily for Red Deer with localised Sika populations. There is also limited pig hunting.
Rangitaiki offers hunting primarily for Sika and Red deer.
The Hawke's Bay region offers hunting on public conservation land.
Apply online for a hunting permit or renew.
DOC's deer forest study
Sika deer were the main species in this study.
DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map
Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
Email DOC's National Hunting Advisor