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Mount Creighton Tenure Review result

What is Tenure Review

Those new the Tenure Review process - it is a process carried out whereby leased Crown Land (mainly Highcountry Stations) went through a process where in exchange for giving back some land to the public estate, the lease holders got to "keep" some parts of their High Country Station.
Mount Creighton went through this process in 2014.
 

DOC consultation

As a club we have worked hard with the Geoff and his team at the local DOC office, who have now been handed custodianship of the land and we have been instrumental as a local club to influence the new blcoks and a sensible hunting policy.
This is finally going live on Monday - details below.
 

Thanks

DOC have taken on board many of our comments and so a huge thanks to everyone that was at the Nov 2017 monthly meeting, those that got involved in the suggestions when DOC spoke and to those that have joined me in meeting up with DOC and articulating our recommendations.
Link to DOC website - Mt Creighton

New Hunting areas go live

Bookable from Thursday 11th April


There are going to be 7 hunting areas available - 12 mile will split in June into 2 blocks after existing bookings have been honored.

Full map and details will be available on the DOC website from tomorrow

Hunting will be allowed from 15th April and you need to get a permit (issued for four days at a time only) specifically for each block, hunting permits will be available from the local Queenstown Visitor Centre - you can apply in person or call up on the phone.

Whakatipu-wai-Māori / Queenstown Visitor Centre
Address: 50 Stanley St, Queenstown 9300
Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm
Phone: 03-442 7935
Anzac Day 25 April: 12:00 – 4:30 pm


They are managing the bookings on a spreadsheet based at the Visitor Centre so please be patient as it is all new to the staff there. 

A maximum of one party with up to four rifles in the block is allowed at one time.

Minor Peak

This block is part of the Mt Creighton Conservation Area and includes Minor Peak, running from Lake Face Creek to Dooleys Spur. Block is mainly open tussock country.

The Minor Peak block is restricted. You need to get a permit (issued for four days at a time only, and between 1 January and 1 October only) specifically for this block, from the Queenstown Visitor Centre.

A maximum of one party with up to four rifles in the block is allowed at one time.

Dead Horse Creek

This block is part of the Mt Creighton Conservation Area and includes Dead Horse Creek and Gills Creek. Block is mainly open tussock country with some beech forest.

The Dead Horse Creek block is restricted. You need to get a permit (issued for four days at a time only) specifically for this block, from the Queenstown Visitor Centre.

Moke Creek Right Branch

This block is part of the Mt Creighton Conservation Area and includes the Moke Creek Right Hand Branch. Block is mainly open tussock country with some beech forest.

The Moke Creek Right Branch block is restricted. You need to get a permit (issued for four days at a time only) specifically for this block, from the Queenstown Visitor Centre.

Moke Creek West Hunting

This block is part of the Mt Creighton Conservation Area and Hanley Faces Conservation Area and includes the northern faces of Mt Crichton. Block is mainly open tussock country and beech forest.

The Moke Creek West block is restricted. You need to get a permit (issued for four days at a time only) specifically for this block, from the Queenstown Visitor Centre.

A maximum of one party with up to four rifles in the block is allowed at one time.

12 Mile Creek

This block will split in June and will be known as Maori Creek and 12 mile - due to high walking access this will only be restricted months. To be confirmed yet.

Currently this 2200 ha block is part of the Mt Crichton Scenic Reserve and includes the southern and eastern faces of Mt Crichton. There are two major creek systems, Twelve Mile Creek and Maori Gully, both with dense beech/tawhai forest. Higher up are steep tussock and scree slopes rising to 1800 m.

Wire Creek 

This block is part of the Mt Creighton Conservation Area and includes Wire Creek and Luna Basin. Block is mainly open tussock country.
 
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