Introduction

22 km from Geraldine the reserve is mainly regenerating podocarp forest while above the bush line the vegetation changes to alpine herbs, shrubs and tussock. Restricted hunting.

Hunting block overview

Species

  • Chamois
  • Deer - Red
  • Pigs
  • Tahr

Permit requirements

A permit is required to hunt on public conservation land.

This hunting area is covered by a 'restricted area permit' which must be obtained from the DOC office managing the hunting area.

Dog access

No dogs

About this hunting block

Restricted hunting

No hunting in Peel Forest Scenic Reserve from 1 October to 1 April (inclusive of Easter and Anzac weekends).

To minimise impacts on other recreational users and residents at Blandswood, a no hunting zone has been created that applies at all times. See map below for details.

General information

At lower elevations the reserve is mainly regenerating podocarp forest while above the bush line the vegetation changes to alpine herbs, shrubs and tussock.

The highest point on the boundary of the reserve is Little Mount Peel / Huatekerekere at 1311 m. Peel Forest Scenic Reserve restricted hunting area is about 548 hectares.

Access

This block is 22 km from Geraldine. Follow Main North Road (SH 79) for 8 km. Turn left just after the Orari Bridge onto Arundel Bridge Highway. After 3 km take the second left onto Coopers Creek Peel Forest Road and follow this road for 13 km to Peel Forest. Tracks are marked from Blandswood and Te Wanahu Flat.

Landholders

This hunting block is surrounded by private land; please do not trespass.

Map

Dogs

Dogs are not permitted within Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve.

Huts

There are no huts available in this hunting block.

Additional information

Hunters are advised to check for current pesticide operations that may be in progress where they intend to hunt. Pesticide summaries are published every four months.

Contacts

Raukapuka / Geraldine Office
Phone:      +64 3 693 1010
Email:   raukapukaao@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 379 4082
Address:   Botanic Gardens Information Centre
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Armagh Street Carpark
Christchurch 8013
Email:   christchurchvc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
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