You can hunt red deer in the Pahia Hill Scenic Reserve.


  • Deer - Red

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 allowed. Keep dog under control at all times.

About this hunting block

Pahia Hill situated 10 km south of Orepuki is steep with a rounded top. The area covers approximately 165 ha and consists of remains of coastal hardwood, podocarp forest and broad leaved species with dense thickets of tree fern, crown fern and supplejack. Two private bush blocks boarder the conservation hunting area and care needs to be taken concerning these boundaries.


Turn off SH99 to Pahia and follow Mullet Road. Access can be obtained from the ends of Skeggs Road or Mullet Road but permission must be obtained by the land owners to cross their land.


JW and RL Dillion
IW and HJ Anderson
SE and J Reece
M Forde and B Reece


NZTopo50 map - CG08

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

Animals present

Red deer - low numbers


  • 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.

Hut information

There are no DOC huts available.

Additional information

If possuming, a permit must be obtained by visiting the DOC Murihiku Office in Invercargill.


Murihiku / Invercargill Office
Phone:   +64 3 211 2400
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   7th Floor
CUE on Don
33 Don Street
Invercargill 9810
Postal Address:   PO Box 743
Invercargill 9840
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