The issued permit is for hunting in the conservation area only and not in the pine forest. This site abounds with waterfowl as well as native species. Follow advice provided on all warning signs. The permit is for the whole game season. Northland Fish & Game have negotiated access and permitting of forests managed by Northland Forest Managers Ltd in the Mangakahia Valley. This land is manipulated with the use of a stop bank and weir, to keep it from drying out. All information supplied may be subject to change at the request of the land administrators. Species found there include mallard, grey, paradise, pukeko, pheasant, quail and the ever-elusive spoonbill. Department of Conservation | Te Papa Atawhai, https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/things-to-do/hunting/where-to-hunt/waikato/pirongia-forest-park-and-surrounds-hunting/permits/. Please contact the DOC offices in Northland to obtain a permit. Shooting opportunity varies with the presence of flood water but it can produce good results. You can apply online for a hunting permit to recreationally hunt pigs, chamois, tahr, wallaby, goats and deer in open hunting areas throughout New Zealand. Situated north of Kaitaia, this exotic forest provides about 625sq kilometres of upland game hunting, but only on weekends due to forestry operations. Dogs are permitted and generally needed for birds taken over water. Most forests are open weekends and a number are available for hunting seven days a week. A permit to shoot the lake areas can be obtained by phoning any DOC office in the Northland region. Your cooperation with these safety measures is appreciated. Most forests are open at weekends but some are available seven days a week. Hunters who want to hunt on Fish & Game wetlands or forestry lands, must apply for a permit which allows them to carry a firearm and use a dog on those properties. Map of Maramarua Forest, Waikato, New Zealand with street names and local businesses. All permits issued are accompanied with a full colour topographical map detailing the areas open to hunting. Maramarua is a locality in the north-eastern part of the Waikato District of New Zealand. To view the boundary between the Northland and Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game regions, please click here to download the map. A permit is required by anyone using a rifle, bow or dog to hunt on land managed by the Department of Conservation. Advise family/friends of your plans - give them a location and estimated time of return. Accommodation on offer is the same as Puwheke. Regional Site? The following areas are available for game bird hunting: This is a DOC-administered property, which has been developed for the recreational use of licenced hunters. The layout centres on pond sites, which are interconnected to a common flowing waterway. This property has been developed to enhance its waterfowl potential. The following locations are available for game bird hunting: Please note that the lakes and associated wetlands in the Te Paki Reserve will be closed due to the invasive aquatic weed, Gypsywort. Do not block entry by parking in front of gates. When this occurs all public entry (permitted or otherwise) will be suspended. The permit is for the full length of the open game season. The property offers a good refuge for waterfowl. Permits are only issued through the Fish & Game Northland office. Legal access is by walking downstream from the bridge which goes over the Manganui River on Waiotira – Mititai Road and into the Reserve. Because forests are workplaces, there is an element of risk, for all visitors. State Highway 2 runs through the settlement. 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To hunt on any private lands, hunters must approach the landowners for permission. The area provides a significant habitat for all swamp wildlife, and has been the mainstay of waterfowl hunting the Whangarei area. You can not get them online. The area is a significant wildlife habitat. An extensive series of access maps provides hunters with good directions and descriptions. Dogs are permitted but need to be controlled, as lifestyle blocks border the property. Accommodation is available in and around the township of Kerikeri. Additional information may be provided on gate or road signs. Formerly part of the original Hikurangi swamp, this area is Whangarei District Council-owned but managed under agreement by Northland Fish and Game Council. Species taken are mallard, grey, pukeko and the occasional parrie. Licence holders have access to many thousands of hectares. This area of swamp land holds a variety of bird species. There are streams throughout this area that offer waterfowl hunting. Dogs are permitted and accommodation is close. The block also has a reasonable number of pheasants and quail. Access to these lakes is across private land and hunters who want to visit these sites, should contact this office to obtain further information on landowners. Te Miro and Te Tapui hunting blocks are open for balloted hunting only from 1 March through until 30 April. Matariki/Rayonier Forests - Glenbervie Forest, Whangarei, $14.00 - Special predator and pest control operation. Hunters must contact the Northland Fish & Game Office with their details and pay for their permit (see fees below). This hunting block forms part of the remnants of the original well known Hikurangi swamp. For information on smaller, separate reserves or conservation areas contact the DOC office. You need to take a valid hunting permit with you at all times to legally hunt on land managed by DOC. Basic maps are available on request. Dogs are permitted and accommodation is available in and around Kaitaia. The permit is for the entire game bird season. Reasonably priced accommodation is available at several motor camps which cater for dog owners. Hunters are required to return these forms as the information is an important tool in future management decisions. Follow advice provided on all warning signs. We welcome the public into our forests through outdoor pursuits clubs, however for your safety we require all visitors to be permitted. Hunters requiring a permit must provide the following details: Hunters requiring a permit to take any dog into a hunting area must provide the following details of the dog(s): Each permit will be issued a Game Hunter Return Form, which must be returned to our office at the end of the game season.