Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust



Click here to submit your hunter report after your trip.   Link to Hunter Reports


There is nothing more valuable than accurate information.


Submitting a hunter report at the conclusion of your hunt provides  some of that information. 

Your information shows what hunter effort is made on Stewart Island.  It becomes very helpful when it comes to advocating for hunting on the Island.  Reports from specific blocks are not made public. 


Hunter reports have been the only way of identying the input of hunters to controlling deer on Stewart Island.


Your report  also provides the Trust with your observations at our hut sites and can quickly alert us to issues that need attention.  Remember, the Trust cannot visit a hut more than once a year and we rely on hunters to keep us informed.


The hunters myth:  You just want to know where the deer are!   First off, we know where they are to hunt them, but to protect this resource for future generations we need your data to advocate in future management plans.


The number of reports fluctuates but there have been some consistent  facts over the years.

  •  An average of eight deer seen by each party
  •  An average of 2 deer shot by each party
  • The average hunter  takes 10 days to shoot one whitetail deer.
  • In that 10  days he only see four whitetail deer.
  • One deer seen for every 2.5 days hunting.





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