Animals present in the Kaihiku hunting block are red deer and pigs.


  • Deer - Red
  • Pigs

Permit requirements

A permit is required to hunt on public conservation land.

This hunting area is covered by a 'restricted area permit'. Contact the DOC office managing the hunting area.

Seasonal restrictions

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Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Read below for more information or contact the local DOC office.

About this hunting block

Animals present are red deer and pigs.

General information

This block has two portions, both part of the Catlins Conservation Park. The southern portion is bush covered and the northern is a significant area of red tussock.

The Kaihiku block is restricted. You need to get a permit specifically for this block, from the local DOC office.


Access to the southern portion is via State Highway One west of Balclutha, left onto Jacks Hill Road and then onto Glenfalloch Road. The road to the red tussock reserve is suitable for 4WD only, and permission must be obtained from the landholder.


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Dogs are allowed in this block with a hunting permit. If accessing the block over private land, you must have landholder permission to take your dog.


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Owaka 9535
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