Hunting with dogs
IntroductionIf you're hunting with dogs on public conservation land there are some rules you need to follow.
Some hunting blocks do not allow dogs at all. Others require that you have a permit. Check the hunting block information on our website or check the permit conditions.
Controlling dogs and avian avoidance training
Dogs must be kept under control at all times and not used for hunting until within the hunting area.
Help protect native bird species. Avian awareness and aversion training for your dog helps to avoid native birds getting killed. It's a requirement in some regions for your dogs to do an avian awareness and aversion training course.
Pest control bait
DOC and other agencies may conduct pest control operations using toxic baits. Before taking dogs into hunting areas, check to see if the area has had any toxins laid.