A permit gives you permission to hunt on public conservation land. It does not grant you access over private land to get to the public land you want to hunt. Access to some areas crossing private or leased land requires permission from those landowners. It is your responsibility to arrange access each and every time with landowners before you set out on a hunting trip.
Once you have arranged access, please be aware and considerate of the private property you are crossing. Do not disturb livestock, make sure you leave gates as you found them and that they are properly latched. Your behaviour on private land will affect the continued use of such access for other hunters and your future hunting trips there.
Most conservation areas are signposted but boundaries are not always clearly defined. Make sure you know where the boundaries are and if in doubt check with the adjoining land owner or the local DOC office.
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Hunting in conservation areas brochure
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
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