About hunting in Oceania
The South Pacific may not be the first destination to come to mind when considering a hunting trip, but New Zealand and Australia both offer outstanding hunting opportunities and are great outdoor adventure destinations for hunters and their families. New Zealand is famous for its mountain game, especially Himalayan tahr and chamois, as well as for large and impressive red stags, along with a variety of other game. All of New Zealand’s game animals were imported by settlers a century ago but have established healthy populations in suitable habitat. Likewise, Australia’s most sought-after game animals, water buffalo and banteng, were transplanted to the continent decades ago but have established large wild populations in the country’s sparsely populated northern and western regions. Australia also has numerous species of deer, including sambar, fallow, red, hog, and rusa deer, and the deer hunting is excellent in many areas. Rabbits, feral hogs, and other introduced mammals are frequently hunted as well. New Zealand and Australia are beautiful, scenic countries and excellent family destinations where hiking, fishing, sightseeing, wine-tasting, and many other activities can be added on to a hunting trip. “Kiwis” and “Aussies” are some of the friendliest people you’ll meet, and tourism in both countries is very well organized and enjoyable.
Bull Tahr Expedition Hunt 1x1 New Zealand
7 day hunt in some of New Zealand’s most remote wilderness for 100% wild public land free range Bull tahr. These are the Ultimate New Zealand trophy. Trips are either backpack in and out or helicopter drop off and pick up only. Please note (WE DO NOT HELI-HUNT). A high level of fitness is required. This hunt is one of the New Zealand’s toughest hunts and we pride our business on been one of few very outfitters willing to provide this hunt to our clients. Public land Bull Tahr trophies are held in the highest regard. Please note we do NOT hunt high fence areas.
Trip duration: 7 days
Hunting season: 1 Feb 2021 3 Oct 2021
Meat hunt for Red & Fallow deer & Goat New Zealand
We offer genuine free range wild meat hunts for Red deer, Fallow deer, South Pacific Goat, also cull stags and bucks at guides discretion on their rugged picturesque country. There are no charges for the Trophies harvested, all you pay is your daily rate. Minimum 3 day hunt. Our hunting/guide ratio is 2:1. Genuinely wild and free range, authentic New Zealand hunting experience. There are no high wire fences and no farm released genetics. Your hunt will be fully catered to your level of fitness and experience, and the guides are fully committed to providing you the best adventure possible. You can bring your own legal firearms, however you are most welcome to use our fit for purpose, accurate firearms. The cost for one or two hunters is $1150 (ie one guide) then each hunter after that is $575 each. Meat hunts can be booked all year round. The Roar usually takes place from late March until late April. We continue to trophy hunt until August, at which point the large stags are near to casting their antlers. The Roar or the Rut is the best time to hunt Deer in NZ, being the mating season when species such as Red, Sika and Fallow Deer become quite vocal and therefore are easier to locate. The Red Deer begin to rut during late March and through April, with the Sika Stags and Fallow Bucks beginning in April and continuing through May. Although the rut is the most popular time to hunt, very often the period after is just as productive. If you want to hunt wild boar or goats, the time of the year is not critical, good trophies can be taken all year round. Your guide will cape and salt your trophies. Mounting can be arranged here in New Zealand and you may have your trophies dispatched freight forward by air freight to your specified destination. The Taxidermist will complete all necessary documentation and bill you directly. Please inquire for available dates.
Trip duration: 2 - 12 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2021
Wallaby and Small Game Hunt New Zealand
A bit of small scale fun – a mixed bag being all about a day out in the hills with someone who enjoys seeing what’s there. Wallaby and small varmint shooting, shed antler hunting, glassing, camaraderie, bonding…an experience to share with your person of choice…son/daughter, partner, hunting buddy…who’s ever company you enjoy. One day – all inclusive – 2 hunters, guiding, ground transfers, food, use of firearms if required, photos……good times! $1500
Trip duration: 1 day
Hunting season: 1 Jul 2021 28 Feb 2022
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