Introduction

Check when Molesworth hunting blocks are available during January – June 2022 before making an online booking request.

Updated: 22 October 2021

This information is an indication of availability only. Bookings are only confirmed once all details have been received.

Key
B Booked
GH Goose hunt
CH Chukar hunt
R Roar block
S Short week - block opens start of month or closes end of month, includes Acheron Road closure
N/A Block closed or not applicable for booking
* Non-exclusive block

Go to: January | February | March | April | May | June

Possum control for Molesworth area May to November 2021

A possum control operation using 1080 bait was completed on 12 June 2021 in the western portion of Molesworth.

OSPRI is planning a further operation to apply biodegradable aerial 1080 to the Five Mile and Yarra catchment between October and November 2021.

There may be toxic carcasses in the area that can take months to break down. There may also be leftover toxic bait (green coloured pellets).

Do not take and eat animals in this area until the area is safe, 4 - 9 months following the operation. This will be shown by removal of the warning signs and this alert. The area in the pesticide summary map will also show as safe.

Check the calendar for dates of available hunting blocks. It's your responsibility to follow the guidelines if you choose to hunt during this period.


January 2022

Bookings accepted from 1 July 2021.

  • Week 1: 29 December 2021 – 4 January 2022
  • Week 2: 5 – 11 January 2022
  • Week 3: 12 – 18 January 2022
  • Week 4: 19 – 25 January 2022
  • Week 5: 26 January – 1 February 2022
Availability for January 2022
Open period Block Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
All year Dog Stream B       B
Clarence Faces *          
Tweed *          
Lizard *          
Long Gully   B      
Makuratawhai   B   B  
1 January – road closure Bottom Acheron B        
McGuires S     B  
Pig Trough B B      
Five Mile B B B B B
Yarra B B B B B
Chimney B B B   B
Sawnee B B     B
Upper Acheron S B   B B
1 October – 28 February Blinkers          
1 October – 15 April Bullen *       B  
Dillon     B    
Bullock Gully     B B  
Half Moon     B B B
1 November – 15 April Elliot *         B
Lake McRae B        

February 2022

Bookings accepted from 1 August 2021.

  • Week 1: 2 – 8 February 2022
  • Week 2: 9 – 15 February 2022
  • Week 3: 16 – 22 February 2022
  • Week 4: 23 February – 1 March 2022
Availability for February 2022
Open period Block Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
All year Dog Stream B   B  
Clarence Faces *        
Tweed *        
Lizard *        
Long Gully   B   B
Makuratawhai     B B
1 January – road closure Bottom Acheron   B B B
McGuires B B    
Pig Trough B     B
Five Mile B B B B
Yarra B B B B
Chimney B B B B
Sawnee B   B B
Upper Acheron B B B B
1 October – 28 February Blinkers B B B B
1 October – 15 April Bullen *   B    
Dillon B B B B
Bullock Gully B B   B
Half Moon B B B B
1 November – 15 April Elliot *     B  
Lake McRae     B  

March 2022

** Refer to Roar 2022 Molesworth Hunting Block Availability - Molesworth roar block system webpage - Bookings can ONLY be made via Roar Application.  NO BOOKINGS can be made for GOOSE SHOOT and ROAR hunting weeks, March/April 2022.

  • Week 1: 2 – 8 March 2022
  • Week 2: 9 – 15 March 2022
  • Week 3: 16 – 22 March 2022
  • Week 4: 23 – 29 March 2022

Note: Roar (R) and goose hunt (GH) dates are to be confirmed. 

** Information about the Molesworth roar ballot 2022 will be available in the first week of October 2021, refer to 'find out about the Molesworthy roar block system' link on Molesworth Recreation Reserve hunting webpage.

Availability for March 2022
Open period Block Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
All year Dog Stream GH R R R
Clarence Faces * GH R R R
Tweed * GH R R R
Lizard * GH R R R
Long Gully GH R R R
Makuratawhai GH R R R
1 January – road closure Bottom Acheron GH R R R
McGuires GH R R R
Pig Trough GH R R R
Five Mile GH R R R
Yarra GH R R R
Chimney GH R R R
Sawnee GH R R R
Upper Acheron GH R R R
1 October – 15 April Bullen * GH R R R
Dillon GH R R R
Bullock Gully GH R R R
Half Moon GH R R R
1 November – 15 April Elliot * GH R R R
Lake McRae GH R R R

April 2022

Bookings accepted from 1 October 2021.  NO BOOKINGS can be made for ROAR hunting weeks.  ** Refer to Roar 2022 Molesworth Hunting Block Availability - Molesworth roar block system webpage - Bookings can ONLY be made via Roar Application.

  • Week 1: 30 March – 5 April 2022
  • Week 2: 6 – 12 April 2022
  • Week 3: 13 – 19 April 2022
  • Week 4: 20 – 26 April 2022
  • Week 5: 27 April – 3 May 2022

Notes:

  • Road closure: Molesworth Acheron Road closes 18 April 2022 to Easter Monday.
  • Roar (R) dates are to be confirmed.
  • Information about the Molesworth roar ballot 2022 will be available in the first week of October 2021, refer to 'find out about the Molesworth roar block system' link on Molesworth Recreation Reserve hunting webpage.
Availability for April 2022
Open period Block Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
All year Dog Stream R R B    
Clarence Faces * R R      
Tweed * R R      
Lizard * R R      
Long Gully R R B    
Makuratawhai R R      
1 January – road closure Bottom Acheron R R B N/A N/A
McGuires R R S N/A N/A
Pig Trough R R S N/A N/A
Five Mile R R B N/A N/A
Yarra R R B N/A N/A
Chimney R R S N/A N/A
Sawnee R R S N/A N/A
Upper Acheron R R B N/A N/A
1 October – 15 April Bullen * R R N/A N/A N/A
Dillon R R N/A N/A N/A
Bullock Gully R R N/A N/A N/A
Half Moon R R N/A N/A N/A
1 November – 15 April Elliot * R R N/A N/A N/A
Lake McRae R R N/A N/A N/A
1 May – 31 August Turks N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Upper Wairau N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Beggs N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Timms N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Big Bush N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Super Shed N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

May 2022

Bookings accepted from 1 November 2021.

  • Week 1: 4 – 10 May 2022
  • Week 2: 11 – 17 May 2022
  • Week 3: 18 – 24 May 2022
  • Week 4: 25 May – 31 May 2022
Availability for May 2022
Open period Block Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
All year Dog Stream        
Clarence Faces *        
Tweed *        
Lizard *        
Long Gully        
Makuratawhai        
1 May – 31 August Turks        
Upper Wairau        
Beggs        
Timms        
Big Bush        
Super Shed        

June 2022

Bookings accepted from 1 December 2021.

  • Week 1: 1 – 7 June 2022
  • Week 2: 8 – 14 June 2022
  • Week 3: 15 – 21 June 2022
  • Week 4: 22 – 28 June 2022

Note: Goose hunt (GH) dates are to be confirmed.

Availability for June 2022
Open period Block Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
All year Dog Stream   GH    
Clarence Faces *   GH    
Tweed *   GH    
Lizard *   GH    
Long Gully   GH    
Makuratawhai   GH    
1 May – 31 August Turks   GH    
Upper Wairau   GH    
Beggs   GH    
Timms   GH    
Big Bush   GH    
Super Shed   GH    
1 June – 31 August Bunkers   GH    
1 June – 1 January Mt Severn   GH    
Upper Severn   GH    
Boundary   GH    
Upper Saxton   GH    
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