About This Hunt
Our lodge is located on the South Island of New Zealand. This is a beautiful river valley flowing through temperate rainforest and large stands of beech trees. The water is crystal clear and home to giant brown trout.
We own 10,000+ acres of pristine private land and we offer low elevation rainforest hunts for Red Stag.
Most hunts are high fence and with this hunt being in the rainforest and spot-and-stalk these are challenging and very rewarding hunts.
Red Stags can be hunted from February to August with the Rut being March to mid-May. During the Rut, the Red Stags 'roar' and challenge each other for dominance. The Rut is an almost primeval time to see these monarchs at their greatest. Aggressive fighting is common between dominant stags and often then these great battles result in the loser leaving mortally wounded.
All prices are in USD.
$6,500 – Basic Red Stag Package up to 360" - One (1) Hunter
$250/day - Non-hunter
Red Stag Trophy Fees:
- Up to 330 SCI: $3,500
- 330 - 360 SCI: $5,500
- 360 - 380 SCI: $7,500
- 380 - 400 SCI: $10,000
- 400 - 420 SCI: $12,500
- 420+ SCI: POA
Other species can also be hunted at an additional fee:
- Bull Tahr: $5,500
- Chamois Buck: $4,500
- Fallow Buck up to 220 SCI: $3,750
- Fallow Buck over 220 SCI: $4,500
- Arapawa Ram: $1,200
- White Stag: $9,500
- Feral Goat: $950
- 1 Hunter / 1 Guide: $450/day
- 2 Hunters / 1 Guide: $350/day
- Non-Hunter: $250/day
- Scenic Flight Tour: $1,200/each
- Guided Fishing: $500/day
- Horseback Riding: $195/each
5 to 7 Day Hunts (Typically arrive Monday, hunt Monday through Saturday and leave Saturday or Sunday)
Hunting Season Dates
March 1st - July 31st
Your Hunting Package Includes:
For the safety of our hunters and guides, and to facilitate a smooth-running operation, we maintain cell phone and satellite internet service at the main lodges.
Transportation to and from airport / hotel in Christchurch
All accommodations during hunt
Private and exclusive lodge (hot showers, wifi, Netflix, very comfortable amenities) and excellent meals along with non-alcoholic drinks.
Restaurant quality meals
Excellent meals along with non-alcoholic beverages.
Personal Professional Guide
Service by a professional hunting guide
Spike camps are fully fitted with Hilleberg tents, Thermarest sleeping pads, sleeping bags, and all cooking and eating equipment. Hunters only need to bring their own clothing and personal gear.
All transportation on hunt
All transportation including the cost of the helicopter if you requested additional animals for Bull Tahr and Chamois Buck.
Use of WQNZ firearms
Internet & Phone Service
Field preparation of trophies
Your Hunting Package Does NOT Include:
Export preparation of trophies for shipping
Tips and Gratuities