Rees Valley hunting block
The Mount Aspiring National Park (east of the Divide) area is over 185 000 hectares and stretches all the way from Haast Pass/Tioripatea in the north to the Route Burn in the south, taking in on its way major catchments such as the Makarora, Young, Wilkin and Dart. The forest is predominantly beech, giving way as altitude increases to sub alpine shrubland, snow tussock and glaciated bare rock and snow.
Species present are goats, red deer, whitetail deer and chamois.
Mount Aspiring National Park weather is changeable and wet, dictated by the predominantly westerly moisture laden winds that sweep the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana.
Pesticide operation notice
As part of the Battle for our birds predator control programme, an aerial 1080 operation is scheduled to take place in the Cameron, Young, Blue, Makarora, Siberia and Wilkin Valleys between the 1 November and 15 December 2014. More specific information on these operations will be available on this website and from the Tititea/Mt Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre; +64 3 443 7660 from 10 October 2014.
View descriptions of the hunting blocks in the Mount Aspiring National Park east of the Divide hunting area.
A permit is required by anyone using a rifle, bow or dog to hunt on land managed by the Department of Conservation.
Find out how you can plan and prepare for a safe and enjoyable hunting trip in the Mount Aspiring National Park east of the Divide hunting area.
View all hunting maps for Mount Aspiring National Park east of the Divide hunting area.
View the most recently issued pesticide summary for the Eastern South Island covering most of the Canterbury region.
Apply online for a hunting permit or renew.
Hunting in conservation areas brochure
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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