Red Stag and Fallow deer – March and August
Other species – Year round
Trout season is February – August
New Zealand is famous for their superior red deer herds and our outfitter is proud to have access to 22,000 acres of the very best free-range red stag hunting. Your experienced guides are devoted hunters, fishermen and thrive on sharing adventures with new people and creating life long memories while doing what you both love. Your hunt takes place in a secluded valley of the Southern Alps and sits between two beautiful lakes, this property is loaded with beautiful native ferns, and shrubs giving these animals ample places to hide, not to mention the drastic changes in elevation. This property is one of the finest free-range properties out there! There is a good network of roads that can get any hunter into some hard to get to locations without having to cover a lot of the tough and rugged terrain by foot, however for those hunters who are willing and able there are some hidden gems on this property only accessible by foot. Check out our video to see first hand what the terrain looks like. With their intense management program in place these magnificent trophies score anywhere from 250-330+ SCI and put the hunters skill to test. Hunters typically see multiple shoot-able trophies every day and racks average 5- to 7-points per side.
New Zealand’s South island is also famous for some of the best Tahr and chamois hunting in the world and may easily be added into your hunt. Tahr have drawn hunters from around the world to New Zealand to hunt these magnificent animals. They are known for the steep, rugged and remote habitat they live in and look very majestic in our mountains with their beautiful winter cape. The outfitter hunts these animals a variety of ways from foot hunting and you may also choose the use of helicopters. Chamois are an agile, alert mountain antelope. These animals are challenging to hunt due to the habitat they live in and their sharp eyesight. Chamois are a very rewarding trophy and our outfitter regularly takes record book bucks.
This is the perfect destination for a Cast and Blast vacation. The New Zealand fly fishing experience is about the quality of the catch and they focuses on the stalk and the fight allowing anglers to make the most of the overall excursion in beautiful surroundings with not another angler in sight. Their trout fishing guides know the surrounding lakes and rivers intimately and will put clients in the right spot to catch beautiful trophy fish. Clients typically catch rainbow trout, brown trout and eels and typically fight several fish each outing. Trophy class fish can exceed 24″ and put up an excellent battle. This is a fishing paradise for both fly-fishers and traditional tackle fishermen alike.
Located just minutes from the free-range red stag hunting ground their magnificent lodge sits atop the banks of New Zealand’s second longest river and is located a stone’s throw from the alpine resort town of Lake Wanaka. Each day is capped off with a fantastic home cooked meal as stories are told and re-told around the table. The lodge is an exclusive, luxury destination where guests can choose to enjoy the peace and privacy with a good book in front of the open fire, lie by the pool or spend the day at the hottest shopping spots, winery tours, mountain biking, golfing, horseback riding, bungee jumping, site seeing – the options are endless.
For the “boys” at heart, their extensive collection of “toys” have been hand-picked and made to order, to excite even the most experienced thrill seeker. They specializes in the best thrill seeking rides and activities that are available anywhere in the world! Here you not only get to ride in a jet boat, but you get to drive it! There is the ultimate 4WD machine that will give you the best ride on four wheels, jet sprint boat that has the fast acceleration of any motorsport, helicopters, knife throwing, sporting clays and more. It’s all there and definitely a great way to spend a day of full filled, action packed fun.
This is a perfect place for your wife and family too. Guests can experience many local attractions close to the lodge, from shopping and day spas to vineyard tours, sightseeing, horse riding and snow skiing. Your personal tours/side trips may easily be set up upon arrival and every package can be designed to meet individual clients’ needs as our outfitter has personal tour guides to ensure a hassle free and unforgettable experience.
With over 20 years collective experience in the hunting and fishing industry, our outfitter offer personalized hunts for each individual client to create their ultimate adventure. They take care of all the details to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable trip before, during and after the adventure.
Free-Range Red stag – any size – $7,800
5-day schedule/4 night accommodation
Free-Range Red stag – any size and guided fishing – $10,450
6-day schedule/5 night accommodation
Free-Range Red stag – any size, tahr and chamois – $17,700
7-day schedule/6 night accommodation
Tahr Hunt – $7,550 – 1×1: 5 days, 4 nights
Chamois Hunt – $6,550 – 1×1: 5 days, 4 nights
Tahr & Chamois Hunt – $11,300 – 1×1: 5 days, 4 nights
$700/day – additional hunting/fishing days
$300/day – observers
$190/day/person – guided touring & sightseeing
Trophy fees on additional species
2nd Free-range stag any size $5,000
Estate Red Stag (SCI 300-339) $5,000
Estate Red Stag (SCI 340-359) $7,000
Estate Red Stag (SCI 360-379) $10,000
Estate Red Stag (SCI 380-399) $14,000
Estate Red Stag (SCI 401-419) $19,000
Estate Red Stag (SCI 420-600+) $POR
Fallow Buck $3,750
Wapiti/Elk ;From $6,000
Bull Tahr $4,750
Trophy fees subject to change
Luxury accommodation, 1×1 guiding, fully catered meals, beverages, airport/hotel transfers from Queenstown, and field preparation of trophies.
Package hunts also include daily rates and trophy fees for listed species
Hotels and meals before and after hunt, if needed
Tahr and Chamois hunts we suggest the use of a helicopter to access higher hunting terrain. Additional cost for helicopter is approximately $1,500 – $2,500
Additional adventure side trips
$120 – gun rental plus ammo
Expediting trophies for shipping
Shipping trophies home
Day 1: Depart from home and fly to Auckland, New Zealand
Day 2: Loose this day crossing International Date Line
Day 3: Arrive in Auckland, Clear customs (allow 3 hours) and transfer to domestic airport
Fly to Queenstown where you will take a shuttle to the Novohotel and overnight.
Day 4: Outfitter will pick you up and transfer to lodge. Approximately 1-hour drive. Evening hunt
Your full hunt days booked
Day 1: Depart camp for home, you will arrive home the same day
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.