March – August
Red stag roar – mid-March to mid-April
Prime time for tahr and chamois is mid-May to mid-July, prime winter capes
This is one of the top outfitters in New Zealand, with more than 30 years of experience. Hunts are conducted on both the south and north islands for tahr, chamois, sika deer, fallow deer, wild boar and the biggest stags in the world. More than 500 gold medal stags have been taken by his clients, including numerous SCI No. 1 trophies. The south island offers breathtaking views of the New Zealand Alps along with fantastic tahr and chamois hunting. Few outfitters can offer foot hunts for tahr, as well as exhilarating helicopter hunts, but this one can. Success has been 100% on all species. The north island offers superb accommodations and excellent meals along with the best stag hunting found anywhere. There is nothing more exciting than hearing the call of a big red stag during the roar. One of the few outfitters in all of New Zealand who can offer big stags in a fair-chase area as it is only fenced on one side, they also offers hunts on his estate. Non-hunters are welcome and will receive personalized attention. They can enjoy everything from sightseeing to shopping and riverboat rides. If you are looking for a great hunt, lots of fun and a safe place to go, New Zealand is your destination. Don’t delay.
$5,000 5-day schedule/4 nights, stag (Up to 350 SCI)
$7,500 – 5-day schedule/4 nights, stag (350-375 SCI)
$10,000 – 5-day schedule/4 nights, stag (375-400 SCI)
$12,500 – 5-day schedule/4 nights, stag (400-425 SCI)
$15,000 – 5-day schedule/4 nights, stag (425 – 450 SCI)
2-day Tahr & Chamois add on
$12,000 – Includes helicopter time
$7,000 Tahr or $6,000 Chamois – Includes helicopter time
$200/day – Observer
Free tour guide and vehicle for non-hunters excursions during the hunt
Trophy fees on additional fair-chase species
Fallow deer from $1,000
Trophy fees on additional Estate species:
Fallow Record Book Bronze – $1,500
Fallow Record Book Silver- $3,500
Fallow Record Book Gold- POA
Rusa – $6,000
Sika – $5,500
Sambar – $8,500
Arapawa Sheep – $750
Trophy Goat over 30″ – $1,500
Wapiti from $6,000
1×1 guide service, licenses, permits, GST, meals, lodging, field care, use of firearms, small-game hunting, airport pickup/return and in-field transportation.
Expediting and shipping trophies
Airfare from Wanganui to Queenstown on combo hunts, Approximately $175 – Outfitter to assist
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 Wanganui where you will meet the outfitter and transfer to camp, you will hunt this afternoon
Day 1: You will hunt this morning if needed
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.