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 1–4 March, 7–10 June, and 11–14 October 2018) for anywhere on Molesworth Station.

Mid-April to Labour Weekend: The Acheron Road through to Molesworth is closed and gates locked.

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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