Trophy Red Stag on the South Island

Outfitter #741
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$6,500
Species:
Location:
Method:
Rifle, Muzzleloader
Dates:

February – July

New Zealand is one of the premier hunting destinations for those seeking the ultimate in not only hunting, but non hunting activities as well.  It’s a great destination to bring your spouse and even the entire family.  This location is right in the heart of some of the best hunting in all of New Zealand, with premier red stag properties as well as tahr and chamois hunting right out the back door!  Stag hunts take place from February through July with the roar taking place from about mid March through April.  However, the hunting for these majestic animals is excellent all season long!  The terrain varies from rolling brush covered hills to mountainous valleys.  The Himalayan tahr is one of New Zealand’s most desired animals.  It is also one of the most difficult trophies to obtain as they live in the most remote parts of the southern Alps.  Due to the steep terrain and unpredictable weather, helicopters are used to access these remote valleys.  Chamois were introduced to New Zealand in the early 1900’s and have thrived in this terrain and climate.  They are a very agile and elusive animal and will test the ability of every trophy hunter. New Zealand also offers exceptional waterfowl hunting from late May through July.  All hunting is over decoys on private lakes, ponds, and grain fields.  The newer lodging provides superb accommodations with spacious and comfortable bedrooms and private baths.  New Zealand offers so much more than just great hunting.  Incredible scenery, sightseeing, shopping are all available nearby.  This outfitter – owned hunting area and the properties they lease are located in the heart of some of the finest hunting on the South Island over 25 years of experience .  The staff and guide team are second to none and promise to provide an incredible experience.

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Pricing Details

Red Stag (5-days/4-nights/3-days hunting)

Stag up to 360 $6,500 2×1 only

360-400                   1×1 $9,500

2×1 $8,500

400-430                   1×1 $13,500

2×1 $12,500

430-470                   1×1 $17,500

2×1 $16,500

Red Stag, Tahr, Chamois (6-day hunt)

$17,000 (1×1) 340″-380″ stag

Tahr/Chamois (6-day hunt)

$11,000 (1×1)

Observers $275/day

Trophy fee animals:

Wapiti                      320-360 $6,500

Wapiti                      360-400 $10,000

2nd stag                    360-400 $6,500

Tahr                          $4,750

Chamois                  $4,000

Fallow                      $4,000

Ram                          $950

Goat                         $950

Boar                         $2,000

Sambar                    $10,000

Rusa                         $7,000

Sika                           $7,000

 

Waterfowl hunting $600/day

Helicopter time (if required) $2,750 approx.

 

 

Inclusions

Airport pick up, lodging, all meals and beverages, guide services.

Exclusions

Airfare, gratuities, personal items such as trophy prep/shipment, etc.

Transportation

*SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1 – Depart States and fly to Auckland, NZ.  You will arrive two days after you departed the States.  After clearing customs, you will take a connecting flight to Queenstown on the South Island.  We recommend overnighting at a local hotel and relax to help acclimate to the time change.  WTA can assist with all flights ond hotel recommendations.

Day 2 – You will be picked up by your outfitter and transferred to the lodge this afternoon.  Dinner and overnight.

Days 3,4,5 – Hunt for Red Stag.

Day 6 – Depart Queenstown and return home.  You will arrive back in the States the same day you left New Zealand.

 

Hunt Style

Physical Level:

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.

Easy
APPROACH:
Spot and Stalk

Trip Requirements

All participants must read rules and regulations pertaining to method of take and be within the state/country’s guidelines. WTA is not responsible for failure to meet any state/country requirements.
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