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Hunting

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Hunting


Hunting Ballots

Wainuiomata/Orongorongo and East Harbour Regional Park Hunting Ballots are now closed for 2015.

Enquiries may be made by contacting Karen Broughan on 04 830 4406 or email karen.broughan@gw.govt.nz

 

Managed Pig Hunting - East Harbour Regional Park

The Greater Wellington Regional Council is giving the public an opportunity to undertake pig hunting in East Harbour Regional Park. Permits will be issued for a five month period each year  - 1 May to 30 September (dates inclusive). There will be no restriction on the number of permits issued.

The hunting will play a part in controlling animals in the park, and also provide an opportunity for the recreational hunting of pigs within a designated hunting area in the Northern Forest Block.

Permits for non-firearm use will be issued on application. Dog registration numbers or micro-chip numbers are required prior to permits being issued (maximum of three dogs).

Enquiries may be made by contacting Karen Broughan on 04 830 4406 or email karen.broughan@gw.govt.nz

Hunting permits

GWRC issues hunting permits for up to six months for deer, goat and pig hunting.  There are two permits issued:

  1. Hunting in Kaitoke Regional Park , the Akatarawa Forest and the Pakuratahi Forest
  2. Hunting in the Hutt Water Collection Area

Both permits are free, and both apply for a six month period. Certain conditions apply in the Hutt Water Collection Area that do not apply in the other parks or forests eg no camping, hence the need for a separate permit.

Please read the conditions on the back of the permit carefully. You must obtain permission from the landowner if you wish to cross private land.

Key points

  • If you use dogs for pig hunting, they must be branded and registered. The breed and registration number of each dog must be recorded on the permit
  • Shooting during the hours of darkness is not permitted
  • Only centre fire rifles of calibre .222 Remington or larger may be used for hunting, or crossbows and bows with a minimum drawing factor of 18kg (40lb). Shotguns, air rifles and rimfire rifles are not permitted.

Please report lost dogs to the Upper Hutt Office as soon as possible.