Save our kauri forests. They are dying from kauri dieback disease. Clean all soil from gear before and after forest visits.
The Bay of Islands offers good opportunities for hunting pigs and goats; from Ranfurly Bay in the Whangaroa Harbour to Puketi, Omahuta, Opua and Russell Forests.
The Kauri Coast area offers opportunities for hunting pigs and goats in several large and popular open hunting areas.
The Far North has numerous hunting reserves scattered around the Kaitaia area, from Mangamuka in the south to Te Paki in the north. Pigs are generally the main animal hunted in these reserves, although possums and game birds are hunted on occasion.
The Whangarei area offers good opportunities for hunting pigs and goats, as well as game birds, possums and rabbits.
Apply online for a hunting permit or renew.
Hunting in conservation areas brochure
Importing and exporting hunting trophies
DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map
Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
Email DOC's National Hunting Advisor