The Central Otago/Remarkables hunting area comprises 38 000 hectares of public conservation land in the Central Otago block mountains. Species present are goats, rabbits, hares, pigs and red deer, with some fallow deer in the northern Dunstan mountains and some chamois in the northern Remarkables.


The landscape has very little closed canopy, and is characterised by tussock grassland, cushion fields, upland bogs, schist tors and saline areas.

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Being in the rain shadow of the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana, the area’s climate is very dry with continental-like extreme of temperature between summer and winter

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