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, pigs, and Canada geese 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'. Contact the DOC office managing the hunting area.

Seasonal restrictions

Chukar hunting: Some blocks in June are restricted to chukar hunting only – check the details section.

Canada goose: Goose hunt weekends are held each year – check the details section.

Acheron Road is open 7 am – 7 pm daily from 1 October to Easter Monday or the second Sunday in April – whichever is later. It can close without warning.

Note: Since 2022 the road started opening on 1 October. Older brochures may say it opens on Labour weekend, which is now incorrect. 

Dog access

No dogs

About this hunting block


DOC Customer Service Centre
Phone 0800 275 362
Email renwick@doc.govt.nz
Address DOC offices
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