This outfitter offers some of the finest New Zealand red stag hunting opportunities to be found, as well as hunts for many more of the country’s most famous big game animals. With sole access to vast areas of privately-owned wilderness, he provides clients excellent shots at bagging top-notch trophies from a wide variety of species, whether they hunt with rifle or bow. All hunts are free range and fair chase.
The red stag is, of course, the premier trophy species for hunters visiting New Zealand. Himalayan tahr is another favorite, and one of the most challenging—even dangerous—species to pursue due to its rugged mountain habitat; a choice for the true adventurer. Alpine chamois offer a similar challenge and are another highly-coveted trophy. Other species include fallow and whitetail deer, rusa, Sambar, and sika Stag, wapiti bulls, Arapawa ram, South Pacific goat and wild boar.
This outfitter is devoted to providing you the absolute best experience possible. Toward that end, they take only one hunting party at a time. You will not be accompanied by assistant guides leading you to one of the outfitter’s leftover areas—instead, the master guide, the owner himself, will take you hunting in the absolute best areas for your hunting style, desired trophy, and physical capability.
The outfitter will spend some time discussing the options with you to determine which camps and hunts will best match your goals and desires. Depending on these details, your hunt can be scheduled to last anywhere from less than a week to more than a month.
Most hunting areas will be reached by 4×4, but for the most remote areas, helicopters may be used. These are all fair chase free-range hunts; the most common hunting method is spot and stalk, but other methods may be used.
Preserve hunts are available, but must be requested before scheduling your hunt.
You will fly into Queenstown, New Zealand, which will serve as the base for all of your hunts—none of the hunting areas are much more than three hours away from the city. The outfitter will meet up with you at the airport and transport you back to his home, where you’ll spend the night recovering from the long flight and planning and preparing for the hunt.
This outfitter offers simple accommodations that get you as close as possible to the best hunting grounds, including tent camps, farmhouses and mountain huts.
Queenstown offers great opportunities for tourists, making this a great hunt for bringing along non-hunting companions. Go on a sightseeing tour, enjoy some of New Zealand’s incredible skiing, or simply take advantage of the great shopping in town. New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and there’s something for everyone here.
Remember that the seasons are reversed in New Zealand. March and April hunts are usually performed in mild or brisk autumn weather; winter hunts, during June–August, are going to be cold. Prepare accordingly, but remember that the weather here can change extraordinarily quickly.
Any good deer hunting rifle should serve you well with most New Zealand big game, so bring the gun you’re most proficient with; if you aren’t sure, a .300 magnum or something slightly larger will almost always be a good choice. Other rifles may be better for specific hunts.
Call today or fill out the form below and let us know what type of New Zealand red stag hunting experience you are looking for. We’ll send you information on opportunities that match your goals. Our experienced outfitters are second to none and we’re happy to share personal experiences with you.
Hunts are five (5) days on a 1×1 Hunter to Guide ratio.
Hiking, Spot and Stalk, glassing.
$4,995 per hunter
$4,700 per hunter
$7,995 for 8-Day Red Stag & Fallow Stag Hunt.
$9,995 for 10-Day Red Stag & Tahr Hunt
March 15th to April 15th +/- 7 days
March through July
Tent Camps, Farm Stay or Mountain Huts
Included in the price of your hunt are your guide, transportation to your hunting location, meals, field prep of your trophy, lodge rifle, licenses and tags.
Airfare, tips, hotels before or after stay if necessary.
Includedin the cost.
Fly to Queenstown, New Zealand where the outfitter will meet you.
For detailed Information or to arrange this hunt please contact Rick Kennerknecht at 888-850-HUNT, Ext. 702 or 307-259-9603 (c).