Nelson NZDA Matiri Goat Shoot 2023

Nelson NZDA & DOC Nelson Lakes are proud to offer you the opportunity to assist with a organised goat management shoot over the weekend of the 20th-22nd January 2023 up the Matiri Valley, Murchison Tasman. The majority of the hunting will be bush with some open river flats, this will be a great opportunity to take younger generations out for some hunter training.  


Arrive mid day Friday 20th January and attend a briefing at the carpark just below lake Matiri, walk to the hut and set up sleeping/eating arrangements etc. 

Hunt through to Sunday morning in allocated blocks followed by a debrief at the Matiri carpark mid day on the 22nd January.


Your personal transport and supplies


The Blocks will be allocated prior to the trip based on the level of fitness/preferences provided in feedback from the entry form. 


Food will be reimbursed for those staying away from the hut in tents etc. Simply bring along a receipt of food purchased for the trip.

For those who wish to base from the hut John Noakes has generously offered to fill the role of “Camp Mother” and by all accounts does an excellent job! We will be asking for a $40 donation per person to cover small consumables/food purchased for the trip etc. Please note you will still need to bring your own lunch/snacks for when you are away from the hut. 

GPS data/kills

We will go over the method in which DOC and professional Cullers typically collect kill data and export it for use by others. 

If you haven't already done so please install NZtopo50s or a similar app. This is by far the easiest way to get the info out.

Health and Safety

We are working with DOC to formalise a generic H&S form that will cover the H&S aspects of this trip and others going forwards. These will be shared with those hunting prior to the trip.