New Zealand Red Stag

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Chamois and Tahr Package: Up to 350SCI

Stag package: Up to 350SCI

Call for pricing
March - May, 2013

Our New Zealand Outfitter is located in New Zealand's spectacular, remote Whanganui River Valley. Surrounded by 250,000 acres of lush forest and breathtaking views of the Ruapehu volcano, he provides the free range hunt of a lifetime.

By day you will hunt big Red Stags, Chamois and Tahr , Sika, Fallow, Arapawa sheep, Wild Goat, and Boar.  By night you will enjoy gourmet meals, New Zealand wines, and superb lodge accommodations surrounded by this amazing natural setting.

His clients currently hold 4 SCI #1 trophies and have taken over 350 Gold Medal stags. Non-hunting companions are always welcome. They will receive personalized attention and can enjoy everything from gold medal sight-seeing, to shopping, and river boat trips. The lodge has a world-class chef. It is family owned and has been operating for five generations.

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Rates 

Best time to hunt stags: March - May
Chamois and Tahr: May - July


Red Stag Scoring 310 - 350 SCI - 4 Days - Call for rates
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  • All guiding, licenses, and Medal Fees
  • Red Stag Trophy Fee
  • Small game hunting at no charge
  • 4 days accommodation and meals
  • Alcohol, Internal airfares and expediting costs are not included in package prices

7 Day Red Stag, Tahr & Chamois Hunt - Call for rates

  • Red Stag Scoring 310 - 350 S.C.I. plus 1 Tahr and 1 Chamois
  • All guiding, licenses, and Medal Fees
  • 7 days accommodation and meals
  • Pick up and return to Wanganui and Queenstown Airports
  • Small game hunting is no charge
  • Alcohol, Internal airfares and expediting costs are not included in package price
  • Not including helicopter time

Tour Guide: Cost per day plus expenses

Trophy Quality: If hunting Red Stag, it will be the responsibility of the guide to judge the stags score correctly and if a stag taken scores higher than estimated by the guide the client will not be required to pay additional trophy fees. All prices include the New Zealand government 12.5% Goods and Services Tax. All costs quoted in U.S. Dollars.

  • Accommodations: The Lodge offers visitors the highest quality conditions in relaxed peaceful surroundings. Outstanding views over the New Zealand bush with the real privacy that only isolation can bring. While you rest between hunts you can enjoy the finest of New Zealand's wine and food.
  • Best time to hunt: The best time to hunt Red Stag is during the rut between March and May. The best time to hunt alpine trophies is May till July, when they are in rut and prime winter coat.
  • Best trophies: New Zealand has the best Red Stag and Tahr hunting in the world. Chamois hunting is excellent.  Sika deer are excellent. 
  • References: Our outfitter has been in the hunting business for 18 years and have an extensive reference list that we are happy to supply upon request.
  • Bird Shooting: During the season we offer Canadian Geese, Grey duck, Black Swan, and our own native Paradise Shell Duck. Season usually runs from the first weekend in May.
  • Mall Game Hunting: We have excellent areas for nighttime spot lighting of possums and rabbits. Wallaby shooting is also great fun and challenging.  This is included in your hunt.
  • Bow and Black Powder: Our areas offer excellent hunting opportunities for bow and black powder hunters. We have an extensive reference list of previous hunters and all of our guides are excellent bow hunters themselves. The operator was awarded the International Bow Hunting Outfitter of the Year in 1998.
  • Clothing: Remember New Zealand's seasons are opposite those in the Northern Hemisphere. Clothing should be appropriate for cool to cold conditions, which may include rain and snow. Boots must have good rubber tread with deep cleats, and preferably be waterproof.
  • Temperature: North Island - March high 77F July low 38F South Island - March high 81F July low 26F
  • Taxidermy: Our preference is to expedite all trophies. However we can arrange taxidermy if required. Cost of expediting crating and documentation is for shoulder mount and 100 USD life-size. We guarantee to ship within 90 days.
  • Firearms: Gun permits are easily obtained at Auckland airport upon arrival. Recommended firearms are 300 or 7mm. No pistols are allowed in New Zealand.
  • Insurance: Clients should ensure they have current medical and travel insurance.
  • Visas: No visas are required for New Zealand for American citizens. However visas are needed for residents of Mexico. Please also remember if traveling onto Australia a visa is required.
  • Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required.
  • Getting there: Fly LA or San Francisco to Auckland. Then catch Air New Zealand flight to Wanganui Airport, NZ where you will be met by the outfitter. Air New Zealand web site: www.airnewzealand.com.
  • No Snakes: There are no snakes in New Zealand.
  • Fishing: New Zealand is renowed as having the best trout fishing in the world. Catch brown and rainbow in the lakes and mountain streams. For serious fishermen, consider heli-fish safaris.
  • Other Activities: We can arrange all extra activities for you during your stay. You can participate in Jet Boating, Rafting, Bungy jumping, Horse treks, Alpine train rides, Gold Medal shopping and touring.

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Daily Fees Include:

  • All Guiding Costs
  • All Meals & Beverages
  • All Accommodation
  • All Licenses & Permits
  • NZ Goods & Services Tax

Not Included in Prices:

  • All Internal Flights
  • Alcohol
  • Expediting of Trophies

No Charge:

  • Airport pick up and return
  • Small game hunting at lodge

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Our outfitter has been hunting Stag for 18 years, and his clients have taken over 500 Gold Medal Stags and our reference list is extensive. He has the experience, the guides, the area and the trophies to ensure your Red Stag hunt is world class.

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All prices include the New Zealand government 12.5% Goods and Services Tax. All costs quoted in U.S. Dollars. No hidden charges - No surprises.