The Copland tahr hunting area is easily accessed by foot via the Copland Track. Tahr are found throughout on steep faces.


  • Chamois
  • Deer - Red
  • Tahr

Permit requirements

A permit is required to hunt on public conservation land.

This hunting area is covered by an 'open area permit' – get it online or from a DOC office.

Seasonal restrictions

No hunting between December 20 to January 31, and Good Friday to Easter Monday.

Dog access

No dogs

About this hunting block


This hunting block is accessed by going on:

Topo50 BX15


Tahr throughout on steep faces. Access very difficult. Good numbers of chamois throughout, deer mainly lower down Valley near confluence with Karangarua River. 


Know before you go

Check for current pesticide operations that may be in progress where you intend to hunt. Use the West Coast pesticide summary map.


Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 752 0360
Email westlandnpvc@doc.govt.nz
Address 69 Cron Street
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
Hours See visitor centre hours
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