There are few public huts in the Kaimanawas so you should carry a tent or tent fly, if you decide to hunt there on a regular basis do what most local hunters do - build a bivy.
Clements Mill Road via the Napier - Taupo highway is the most common hunting access into the northern end of the park, the area is very popular with deer hunters so be sure to identify your target and wear blaze orange for your own protection.
Vehicle security on Clements Road is generally good.
The Kaimanawas has a mixture of public and private hunting blocks so when hunting there care is needed to ensure you stay on public lands.If you need to cross through private hunting blocks remove the bolt from your rifle to avoid conflicts.
For permits contact DoC
Species Available in Kaimanawa Forest Park :
- Sika Deer
- Red Deer
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