Hunting is restricted in Molesworth as it is both a recreation reserve and a working farm, and there is a need to balance the requirements of both. Red deer, chamois, goats and pigs are found here.


  • Chamois
  • Deer - Red
  • Goats
  • Pigs

Permit requirements

A permit is required to hunt on public conservation land.

This hunting area is covered by a 'restricted area permit' which must be obtained from the DOC office managing the hunting area.

Seasonal restrictions

Chukar hunting 1 to 28 July 2020: Some blocks restricted to chukar hunting only.

Canada goose: Goose hunt weekends are held each year.

Acheron Road is currently closed

Acheron Road through Molesworth will reopen 7 am Saturday, 23 October 2021 – Labour Weekend 2021.

Dog access

No dogs

About this hunting block


Wairau / Renwick Office
Phone:   +64 3 572 9100
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   Gee Street
Marlborough 7204
Postal Address:   PO Box 51
Marlborough 7243
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