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Wild Animal Control Act 1977

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Territorial extent  New Zealand
Date commenced  23 December 1977
Date of Royal Assent  23 December 1977
Wild Animal Control Act 1977

The Wild Animal Control Act 1977 is a current Act of Parliament in New Zealand. It is administered by the Department of Conservation.

Part 3 of the Act establishes recreational hunting areas (RHAs). If the wild animal species are not kept in check, commercial hunting is allowed. At present the following RHAs have been established:

  • North Island:
  • Kaweka (East Coast/Hawkes Bay)
  • Kaimanawa (Tongariro/Taupo)
  • North Pureora Conservation Park (Waikato)
  • Haurangi (Wellington)
  • South Island
  • Blue Mountains - (Southland)
  • Greenstone/Caples - beside Lake Wakatipu (Otago)
  • Lake Sumner - Nina, Doubtful Range, North Hurunui and Hurunui restricted hunting block (Canterbury)
  • Oxford - Mt Oxford and Mt Thomas forest parks (Canterbury)
  • References

    Wild Animal Control Act 1977 Wikipedia