You need to take a valid hunting permit with you at all times to legally hunt on land managed by DOC.
All the blocks in the Coastal Otago north of the Catlins hunting area are open permit blocks.
An open permit means:
- You can hunt pigs, chamois, tahr, wallaby, goats and deer, with centrefire rifles or bows that meet the minimum standard specified by DOC
- You can apply online for a permit
When applying online you will need to give personal details of the hunter, and then select the Coastal Otago north of the Catlins hunting area and any others in which you expect to hunt over the next four months.
It is your responsibility to:
- Find out about pesticide use in the area you are hunting in before your trip
- Comply in full with the conditions under which the hunting permit is issued
- Comply with each area’s special conditions for hunting and the use of dogs
- Get permission from any private land owners before you cross their land
- Ensure you do not hunt on restricted hunting areas unless you have received separate consent from the relevant DOC issuing office
- Carry a hunting permit with you whenever you go hunting on land managed by DOC