Wild animal recovery (live deer capture) via helicopter is permitted on Stewart Island.
Applicants must have a current WARO concession for Stewart Island and must notify the Field Centre Supervisor, Stewart Island 48 hours prior to each trip authorised under the permit.
WARO operations may only take place on the hunting blocks not already booked by recreational ground hunters, or have been closed for management purposes.
Recreational ground hunters may still book the same hunting block after the WARO operation has been approved and be present in the area when a WARO operation takes place.
Other conditions may apply – contact the supervisor:
|Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre|
|Phone:||+64 3 219 0009|
|Fax:||+64 4 471 1117|
15 Main Road
PO Box 3
Rakiura/Stewart Island 9846
|Full office details|