IntroductionYou can hunt red deer, fallow deer and pigs in the Caroline Bush and Wadworth scenic reserves.
About this hunting block
Caroline Bush Scenic Reserve is approximately 67 ha of beech, podocarp and broadleaved forest on a gentle easterly slope.
Wadworth Scenic Reserve is approximately 41 ha of beech and regenerating broadleaved forest with relatively steep gullies.
Note: Hunting in the Glenure Scenic Reserve is no longer permitted.
Caroline Bush is split into two blocks. One block has access adjacent to the Dipton-Balfour Road 7 km northeast of Dipton. The second block can be accessed from Bell Road which is across private land.
Wadworth can be accessed from SH6 north of Benmore along Mathews Road and then across private land.
Access which is across private property requires prior permission from the landowners.
NZTopo50 map - CE10
A selection of Topo50 maps which cover the Southland region are available to purchase from the DOC Murihiku Office.
If you require a map that is not supplied at the Murihiku Office, you can download maps or check out a list of other retailers on the Land Information New Zealand website.
- Dogs must be registered and are not permitted in huts.
- When crossing private land, dogs are to be on a leash until well into the forest and kept under control.
- DOC must be notified regarding missing or lost dogs on conservation land.
There are no DOC huts available.
If possuming, a permit must be obtained by visiting the DOC Murihiku Office in Invercargill.