IntroductionYou can hunt red deer and pigs in the Dean Forest Conservation Area.
- Deer - Red
No dogs during Easter, Labour weekend, and between 20 December and 31 January.
About this hunting block
Located in western Southland to the east of Lake Monowai and boarding Fiordland National Park. The vegetation is predominately beech and the terrain rolling. Permits for this area also cover Motu Bush and Lonekers Scenic Reserve.
Dean Forest is accessed from Clifden along Lillburn Valley Road, Dean Forest Road and Lillburn- Monowai Road. The Tarata gate is locked, no vehicle access.
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NZTopo50 maps - CE07, CE08, CF07, CF08
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 forest and kept under control.
- DOC must be notified regarding missing or lost dogs on conservation land.
- No dogs allowed during Easter, Labour weekend and between, 20 December and 31 January.
There are no DOC huts available.
If possuming, a permit must be obtained by visiting the DOC Murihiku Office in Invercargill.