You can hunt red deer and pigs in the Glendhu Tussock Reserve hunting block, which is part of the Glendhu Tussock Reserve in the Glendhu Forest northwest of Lawrence.


  • Deer - Red
  • 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

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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 pigs and red deer.

General information

This block is part of the Glendhu Tussock Reserve which is situated in the Glendhu Forest northwest of Lawrence.

A significant amount of tussock covers the block, with some low hebe and mānuka scrub present as well. The area is surrounded by a privately owned exotic forest.


Access is via Waipori Road then Mountain Road onto Gardiners Track through the Glendhu Forest. The road is suitable for all vehicles to the start of Mountain Road; from here to the hunting block boundary, 4WD is recommended.

Access may not be always possible due to forestry operations.


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Glendhu Tussock Reserve hunting block map (PDF, 1,569K)


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
Address:   Level 1 John Wickliffe House
265 Princes Street
Dunedin 9016
Postal Address:   PO Box 5244
Dunedin 9054
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