Hunt 1: Sold Out
Depart USA: April 19, 2023
Lose day due to crossing the international date line: April 20
Arrive NZ: April 21 (transfer to the lodge)
Hunt: April 22–25, 2023
Depart Lodge: AM April 26 (board flight home)
Arrive back home: April 26
Hunt 2: 3 spots available
Depart USA: April 24, 2023
Loose day due to crossing the international date line: April 25
Arrive NZ: April 26 (transfer to the lodge)
Hunt: April 27–30, 2023
Depart Lodge: AM May 1 (board flight home)
Arrive back home: May 1
Join a WTA Consultant in the heart of New Zealand’s South Island for a memorable Red Stag hunt toward the tail end of the “roar” in late April. This is an ideal opportunity to extend your big game season and maybe engage in your first international adventure as a solo hunter! The properties you’ll be hunting are huge and loaded with game, including some of the largest red stag, some in excess of 600″. Thanks to decades of carefully-focused game management the quality of the red stag on these properties is unbeatable. Few trophies are as eye-catching as a red stag with mass, great width, and strong scoring points. The hunting is done by spot and stalk, accessing the properties in side-by-sides, glassing the hillsides in search of your trophy. There’s excellent cover and plenty of draws and gullies. This environment delivers all the excitement of hunting in raw, untamed terrain.
This is a cancellation for the 2023 season for a 360–400″ stag. Stag size can be upgraded if you desire. Trip is hosted by a WTA consultant with one of our premium destinations in all of New Zealand.
3 spots available on 2nd hunt.
$8,500 – 360 – 400 SCI
$12,500 – 400-450 SCI
$17,500 – 450 – 500 SCI
$27,500 – 500 – 550 SCI
$37,500- 550 – 600 SCI
*2×1 price listed $1,250 upgrade to 1×1
Included in the price
Easy: Farm or ranch hunts from stands or blinds. Substantial use of 4x4 pickups, UTVs. Most whitetail deer hunts.
Medium: These hunts are mostly conducted on private ranches. Species include mule deer, elk, antelope, some caribou and African plains game hunts. Moderate to light hiking each day in semi-mountainous terrain.
Hard: These hunts are a true wilderness experience and are usually conducted on horseback, hunting species such as elk, moose, bear, some mountain lion and African Cape buffalo. Difficult to extreme hiking and backpacking can be involved.
Difficult: All sheep hunts, goat, most grizzly and brown bear, some mountain lion and elephant. The terrain and/or animals can involve some dangerous situations. These hunts will probably require extreme physical endurance and some athletic ability.
Lodging, meals, guide service, beverages, airport transfers, infield transportation, field care of trophies
Package hunts also include trophy as listed
Expediting and shipping trophies
Helicopter time for tahr and chamois
Both single and double occupancy available
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 and transfer to domestic airport
Fly to Queenstown where you will be met by the outfitter and transfer to camp.
Your full hunt days booked
Day 1: Depart camp for home, you will arrive home the same day
Extra species available on trophy fee basis:
Elk – starting at $10,000
Tahr – $5,000 plus helicopter time
Chamois – $4,000 plus helicopter time
whitetail deer – $7,000
Fallow deer – starting at $2,500
Ram – $1000
Goat – $950
Sika – $6,000
Sambar – $12,000
Rusa – $6,500
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.