Find DOC places to go hunting in Southland.
Find out about hunting in the Southland region, including where to hunt, access, permits, and places to stay.
The Catlins hunting area consists of over 50 000 hectares of beech, podocarp and kamahi-rata forest. Species present are goats, pigs and red deer.
Find out everything you need to know about hunting on Stewart Island/Rakiura - where to hunt, access, permits, hunting blocks and bookings, places to stay and much more.
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