No hunting from Whanganui River 1 October to 30 April.
Includes: Part Whanganui National Park, Section 18 and Mangapurua Valley Scenic Reserves and Adams, Kaiwhakauka, Mangatawai, and part Taheke Conservation Areas.
High numbers of goats, low to medium numbers of fallow deer, red deer and pigs are present within this area. Care must be taken not to shoot on adjoining private land.
This area has high recreational use with trampers and mountain bikers so extra care should be taken and always identify your target beyond all doubt.
No hunting on or within 50 metres of the Mangapurua and Kaiwhakauka Tracks.
Permits are available online as 'Mangapurua' under the Central North Island hunting block.
Whanganui National Park is one of the largest remaining areas of lowland forest in the North Island. The vegetation of this area is mainly podocarp/tawa with beech ridges in the southern part of the block with some regenerating manuka forest near the eastern boundaries. The topography is moderate to steep with deep gorges, sheer papa bluffs and waterfalls. The internal tracks are ridge top tracks. The tracks are well marked with markers and only experienced hunters of this area should venture from the tracks. Kiwi and blue ducks are known to be present.
The main access points are;
NZTopo50 BH32, BH33 and BJ32 and BJ33
A separate permit is required to hunt with dogs. All dogs must be avian avoidance certified. Contact the local DOC office for details.
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