No hunting from the Whanganui River between 1 October to 30 April.
Includes: Part Whanganui National Park, Putikituna and Pahautuhia Scenic Reserves and Tangarakau, Whangamomona, Ramanui, Taumatamahoe and Arawata Conservation Areas.
High numbers of goats, low to medium numbers of fallow deer, red deer and pigs.
No hunting on or within 50 metres of the Matemateaonga Track.
Permits are available online as 'Whanganui Forests' under the Cental North Island hunting block.
Whanganui National Park is one of the largest remaining areas of lowland forest in the North Island. The topography of the park is moderate to steep with deep gorges, sheer papa bluffs and waterfalls.
The main access points are;
Note: Puniwhakau Track closure: Due to the removal of an unsafe bridge, the track from Puniwhakau Road end to Puteore Hut is closed until further notice.
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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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