Many of Central South Island's larger riverbeds and lakes are public lands. Irrespective of this, it is important to advise the adjoining landowner when you wish to hunt these areas. That common courtesy often results in the farmer providing useful information and better access.
Depending on water levels the council has between 9 and 13 stands available for hunting the opening weekend on wetlands it owns or manages. These are balloted annually and invitations to apply are advertised in local papers in February or early March. Chukor hunting within the Central South Island region is by permit only, click here for more information.
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