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 on the station.

Hunting block overview


  • 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

No large game hunting permits will be issued during the week of the Goose Hunt (next scheduled 2–5 March 2017) for anywhere on Molesworth Station.

Hunting permits over Christmas/New Year period

Molesworth hunting permits received after midnight Sunday 18 December 2016 will not be processed until 9 January 2017.

If you wish to hunt on Molesworth over Christmas or in early January apply before 18 December to allow time for processing before Christmas

Dog access

No dogs

About this hunting block


Wairau / Renwick Office
Phone:   +64 3 572 9100
Address:   Gee Street
Marlborough 7204
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