Introduction

A permit is required by anyone using a rifle, bow or dog to hunt on land managed by the Department of Conservation.

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 Mount Aspiring National Park east of the Divide hunting area are open permit blocks.

Open permit blocks (balloted for the ROAR 23 March to 20 April) in the Mount Aspiring National Park east of the Divide hunting area

  • Makarora
  • Fish
  • Cameron
  • Muddy Creek
  • Blue
  • Ore-Leven
  • Lower Young
  • Upper Young
  • Tiel
  • Siberia
  • Mid Wilkin
  • Upper Wilkin
  • Ruth Flat
  • Kitchener
  • Mid Matukituki
  • West Matukituki

Open permit blocks (not balloted for the ROAR) in the Mount Aspiring National Park east of the Divide hunting area

  • Arawhata
  • Upper Dart
  • Lower Dart
  • Rees Valley
  • Barrier
  • Rockburn
  • Routeburn North Branch
  • Routeburn
  • Sugarloaf

An open permit means:

When applying online you will need to give personal details of the hunter, and then select the Mount Aspiring National Park east of the Divide hunting area and any others in which you expect to hunt over the next four months.

Your responsibilities

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

View the permit conditions

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