Introduction

Conditions for hunting dogs being taken onto DOC managed conservation land, including information about permits.

Some hunting blocks do not allow dogs at all. Others require that you have a permit. Check the hunting block information on our website or check the permit conditions.

Find hunting block information

Controlling dogs and avian avoidance training

Dogs must be kept under control at all times and not used for hunting until within the hunting area.

Help protect native bird species. Avian awareness and aversion training for your dog helps to avoid native birds getting killed. It's a requirement in some regions for your dogs to do an avian awareness and aversion training course.

Get avian awareness and aversion training for your dogs

Pest control bait

DOC and other agencies may conduct pest control operations using poison baits. Before taking dogs into hunting areas, check to see if the area has had any toxins laid.

Pesticide map

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