You can find goats and pigs in the Big Bush hunting block located in the headwaters of Big Creek between Milton and the coast.


  • 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.

Dog access

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

About this hunting block

Animals present are goats and pigs.

General information

This block is in the headwaters of Big Creek between Milton and the coast.

It is rolling country with some steep gullies and a mixture of rata, podocarp and kamahi forest.


Access is east of Milton, via Glenledi Road then Big Bush Road. The road is suitable for all vehicles, although access through the forest may be locked at times.


NZTopo50 series: CF15, CF16

Big Bush hunting block map (PDF, 1,500K)


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.


Ōtepoti / Dunedin Office
Phone:   03 477 0677
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   dunedinoffice@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Level 1 John Wickliffe House
265 Princes Street
Dunedin 9016
Postal Address:   PO Box 5244
Dunedin 9054
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