Pesticide summaries: where pesticides have been used

Pesticide summaries are regularly updated lists of animal pest operations using vertebrate pesticides that occur on lands managed or administered by DOC.

Each region issues a pesticide summary every four months. They tell hunters, and other people, where pesticides are being used in the region.

The public can then choose, based on clear information, where to go, and which areas to avoid. Some regions also issue pesticide summaries that concentrate on specific areas that are heavily used by the public, like forest parks and national parks.

View important and caution notes for pesticide summaries.

They are for:

  • Hunters via hunting permit outlets in a region
  • Wild animal recovery operators
  • Ministry for Primary Industries Verification Services at game processing plants
  • Game processing plants
  • Hunting clubs
  • Other interested persons (e.g. dog owners)

Pesticide summary regions

The latest pesticide summaries are divided into six regions - see map below.

Conservation services regions map.