The Tautuku Forest hunting block is part of the Catlins Conservation Park and offers hunting opportunities for red deer, pigs and goats.


  • Deer - Red
  • Goats
  • Pigs

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

Before lighting a fire on public conservation land, check it's alright to light. Extinguish all fires before leaving huts and campsites. How to minimise the risk of fire.

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit only. More information below or contact the relevant DOC office.

About this hunting block

Animals present are red deer, pigs and goats.

General information

This block is part of the Catlins Conservation Park. A significant amount of forest covers the block with areas of kamahi, rata, and mixed podocarp. The terrain is rolling to steep.

Roar period

This block is split into roar blocks for the period 20 March to 20 April.

Catlins Tautuku roar block applicaton form (PDF, 205K) or (Word, 32K)

Catlins Maclennan roar block applicaton form (PDF, 205K) or (Word, 32K) 

To apply for the ballot, complete an application form and either post, email or drop it off to the Invercargill office.

  • If you post your application, include credit card or debit card details for payment.
  • If you email your application, phone the Invercargill Office to pay. We cannot accept credit card or debit card details via email.
  • If you visit the Invercargill Office, you can pay by credit card, debit card, EFTPOS or cash.
  • The ballot closes 30 November.

For roar block details contact the Murihiku/Invercargill Office.


Access is via Rewcastle Road off the Chaslands Highway. The road is suitable for all vehicles to the McLean Falls car park at the road end.


NZTopo50 series: CG13, CG14

Block Maps


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.


Ōwaka / Owaka Base
Phone:   +64 3 419 1000
Address:   16 Ryley Street
Owaka 9535
Postal Address:   16 Ryley Street
Owaka 9535
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