PLAIN Blaze Orange vest is compulsory for all members of party (no cammo pattern).
      No vest, no hunt!

RULES OF THE WOODHILL FALLOW MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

2017

Woodhill Forest is primarily an Operational Production Forest. Please be aware that contact with forest operations is possible at any time, and that those operations take precedence over all other activities.

The following conditions apply:

  1. As a primary applicant having accepted a permit you agree to abide by the conditions that apply to the permit. You are responsible for your companion's actions and that ALL MEMBERS OF THE PARTY ARE AWARE OF THESE RULES.
    And as Primary applicant you must be in attendance on the day of your hunt .
  2. Tasman Road gate opens at 6 am. Park your car at the access point indicated on map, with the permit clearly visible on the dash. If more than one vehicle, make copy of permit for it.
  3. Hunting is from daylight to dusk only. Access/egress to and from blocks is permitted during dark hours. All firearms must be unloaded during this time. Access to block is by foot. NO BICYCLES.
  4. Firearms licence to be carried at all times and  produced  when asked  by patrol on day.
  5. No Rim fire rifles, shotguns, dogs, spotlights or night vision goggles are permitted under any circumstances.
  6. No suppressors on rifles allowed. No Black powder firearms or tracer ammunition allowed as they are considered a fire hazard.
  7. Bow hunters are NOT permitted to take firearms onto hunting blocks.
  8. Your permit entitles you and your companions to shoot one fallow buck each. 'Buck' is defined as an animal with 3 or more points. WEANER BUCKS and PRICKETS (SPIKERS) MUST NOT BE SHOT.
    DOES ARE BY SPECIAL PERMIT ONLY; See 'Doe Permits'.
  9. All pigs and possums may be shot within your block.
  10. No shooting of any other living thing is permitted.
  11. No indiscriminate firing of rifles permitted, i.e. no sighting in. This is an enclosed, managed deer hunting area. Target practice of any sort is banned. No shooting on or across block boundary roads.
  12. Consideration for hunters in adjoining blocks is to be shown at all times.
  13. The head of all animals shot (including pigs but not possums) are to be taken to entry point and put in bins, your hunting information card should also be put with the head.
  14. If you have a Buck's head you wish to keep you must liase with the duty person who will be periodically checking carparks.
  15. Members of the WFMC or deputies on gate duty have the right to routinely check carry bags and vehicles. Full co-operation with patrol personal is paramount.
  16. You as the permit holder must undertake on behalf of your party to, on the form provided, return a record of kills and all deer sightings. ALL PRIMARY PERMIT HOLDERS MUST FILE A RETURN BY 1st OCTOBER 2017.

These conditions are laid down in the interests of the fallow deer herd and your safety. Failure to follow these conditions of your permit will result in a disqualification for you and/or your party from future ballots for a minimum period of one year.

Contacts

027 451 4023     Alec Corban
09 412 9308      Ken Howlett (evenings)

Woodhill Fallow Management Committee and Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara

To comply with our lease obligations these rules also apply:

IN CASE OF FIRE OR EXTREMELY DANAGEROUS CONDITIONS EVACUATION OF FOREST MAY BE NECESSARY. ON HEARING SIREN SOUND IMMEDIATELY MAKE WAY TO YOUR CAR PARK AND WAIT FOR PATROL.

ARMS CODE - BASIC RULES

  1. Treat every firearm as loaded.
  2. Always point firearms in a safe direction.
  3. Load a firearm only when ready to fire.
  4. Identify your target.
  5. Check your firing zone.
  6. Store firearms and ammunition safely.
  7. Avoid alcohol or drugs when handling firearms

Doe Permits

  1. Allow age/condition classification of the herd.
  2. Allow management of deer numbers.

The rules for the doe permits are as follows:

COMPETITION - Bert Howlett Memorial Trophy:

This trophy was created in recognition of the countless hours of service Bert gave to the Woodhill Fallow management Committee. He was a foundation member in 1988 and was active until his death in 2007 at the age of 82.

      For best bucks head for the year.

The following rules apply:

Prize : A voucher to the value of $120; see Competitions

REMEMBER:

PLAIN Blaze Orange vest is compulsory for all members of party (no cammo pattern).
      No vest, no hunt!

Hunters - THINK SAFETY.

IDENTIFY your TARGET. USE of binoculars is recommended.

Consider your FIRING ZONE - if in DOUBT, DO NOT FIRE.