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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.


Seasonal restrictions

Goose Hunt

No large game hunting permits will be issued during the week of the Goose Hunt (next scheduled 9-12 June 2016) for anywhere on Molesworth Station.

Roar 2017

A closed ballot will be run for the 2017 roar period on Molesworth. No applications for this period (early March to mid May 2017) will be accepted until the process has been confirmed. Check back here from 1 October 2016 to apply. Only one block may be booked by each hunter for the entire roar period.

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.

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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