The Golden Bay Area covers from Takaka Hill through to Kahurangi Point and includes the northern sectors of Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks. You can hunt red deer, fallow deer, pigs and goats.


There is approximately 200,000 ha of public conservation land within this area, including the northern sectors of Kahurangi National Park and Abel Tasman National Park. Conservation areas are mostly forested with beech forest dominating.

Hunting for red deer is popular throughout much of the area, with fallow deer the focus in some places such as the Cobb Valley. Feral pigs can be hunted in parts of the front country of Kahurangi National Park and particularly in the northern Abel Tasman where a block booking system operates. Goats are also found throughout, and chamois have been reported but there is no stable population in the area.

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