Outfitter #256

New Zealand Red Stag hunting on the South Island


 This outfitter has an excellent reputation and over 20 years’ experience for consistently producing beautiful trophy red stag, tahr and chamois.  Hunt the mighty red stag, elk(wapiti), fallow deer, wild boar, ram and trophy goat on their 4,000 acre ranch where the luxury hunting lodge and chalets are located, looking out over the Pacific Ocean and bush clad gullies. As an added bonus, ecellent saltwater and river fishing is right on their back door.  Tahr and chamois are hunted either with the assistance of the helicopter to gain access into the rugged peaks of the Southern Alps, or if you are up to the physical challenge of a foot alpine hunt, you can breathe cool, fresh air as you hike the mountains in what is regarded as some of New Zealand's very best tahr and chamois country.

Relax after the day hunting beside the open fire with a glass of New Zealand's award winning wine from the region and enjoy fresh, local seafood, venison and if available lobster, cooked by their in house chef.
The luxurious Glencree lodge located on the East coast of the South Island features 5-star accommodations overlooking the Pacific Ocean and bush clad mountains and is the only one of its type in New Zealand. Luxury accommodation with four double bedrooms with private en-suite bathrooms, heated marble floors and spacious living areas.

Non hunters are welcome with plenty to see and do. The ranch is close by the seaside town of Kaikoura, New Zealand's marine capitol. Whale watching, dolphin swimming, ocean and bush walks are just a few of the options available. Hunting New Zealand is an adventure you won't soon forget.


Red Stag hunts - 1x1, 5-day schedule/4 nights
$7,250 - stag scoring (320-360 SCI)
$11,250 - stag scoring (361-400 SCI)
$15,250 - stag scoring (401-430 SCI)
Individual quotation on stags scoring over 430 SCI

Red Stag, Tahr and Chamois packages - 1x1, 7-day schedule/6 nights
 $14,500 - stag scoring (320-360 SCI) Tahr and Chamois

Individual quotation on stags scoring over 360 SCI

Trophy Fees
Wapiti (Elk) - starting at $6,250
Fallow Deer: $3,000 - $6,000
Billy Goat: $850
Trophy Wild Boar: $1,000
Ram: $1,000 - $1,500

Possums $350

Turkeys $850

Waterfowl $600/day (ducks and pukeko)

Trophy fees subject to change

$275/day - Observer
$550/day - additional hunt or fishing days

*Helicopter time for tahr and chamois is not included. You will pay this direct to the helicopter pilot for the time used. This ensures you pay the lowest possible rate. Budget $2,500 - $3,500. This cost is reduced when there is more than one hunter sharing.



March - August

Red Stag roar mid-March - mid-April

Prime time foot-hunt tahr and chamois May - July


1x1 guide service, meals, local beer & wine, lodging, 15% New Zealand tax, field care or trophies and small-game hunting.


Additional trophies/upgrades
expediting and shipping trophies

helicopter time for tahr and chamois - pay direct to pilot

Firearm rental and ammo


Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Depart from home and fly to Auckland, New Zealand
Day 2: Lose this day crossing International Date Line
Day 3: Arrive in Auckland, Clear customs and transfer to domestic airport
Fly to Christchurch where you will overnight
Day 4: Met by outfitter at hotel around 11 am and transfer to camp in time for lunch, you will hunt this afternoon

Your full hunt days booked

Departure Itinerary
Day 1: Depart camp for home, you will arrive home the same day

Physical Requirement Level

Level 2 - These hunts are mostly conducted on private ranches. Species include mule deer, elk, antelope; additionally, some caribou and African plains game hunts. Moderate to light hiking each day in semi-mountainous terrain.

Additional Information
Approach: Spot and Stalk.
Equipment: Automobile.

Client testimonies

"In every way, our hunting and lodging experience surpassed our expectations and previous hunting experiences!" Ernest K.

"I have hunted all over the world, including Africa and Alaska. This hunt ranks at the top by far, will go again." Randy W.