Introduction

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.

Species

  • 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 July 2022: Some blocks 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 currently open. However, entry/exit is only possible from southern end via Hanmer Springs until further notice. Awatere Valley road is closed. Check alerts for further access information. 

Acheron Road is normally open 7 am – 7 pm daily from the Saturday of Labour Weekend in October to Easter Monday or the second Sunday in April – whichever is later.

It can close without warning.

Dog access

No dogs

About this hunting block

Contacts

Wairau / Renwick Office
Phone:   +64 3 572 9100
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   renwick@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Gee Street
Renwick
Marlborough 7204
Postal Address:   PO Box 51
Renwick
Marlborough 7243
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