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.
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Rakaia Red Stag New Zealand
We deliver New Zealand's finest estate hunting experience. Family-owned and operating New Zealand's largest independently-audited, NZAGE-certified game estate, we provide hunters with greater area, trophy choice and fair-chase principles than any other New Zealand property. This entry-level 5-day hunt is for a Red Stag up to 350 inches - a truly classic Red Stag trophy. Our Red Deer herd features stags from 300 inches to 500-plus inches. All animals are fair game to any hunter and hunts can be upgraded at any time up to and during the hunt itself. A second hunter can join the hunt for a savings of $500 per person over the single hunter price. This all-inclusive hunt is based from our luxury hunters' lodge. Located a short drive from the hunting estate, the lodge is the perfect sanctuary for the discerning hunter. We also offer a back-country cabin for an authentic 'bush hunt' experience. On the estate you can hunt Red Stag, Fallow Buck, Arapawa Ram, Pacific Goat, Wild Boar and Small Game. Tahr, Chamois and Elk are all available within a short drive or helicopter flight. Note: Genuine Free-range Red Stags in New Zealand rarely make 300 inches. No genuine free-range outfitter will offer any score guarantee on their stags. Treat any 'free-range' red stag hunt promising an animal over 300" with caution. The only way to guarantee a fair-chase hunt for stags in the 300"+ range is to hunt on an New Zealand Association of Game Estates (NZAGE) certified estate.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2020 30 Jun 2020
Australian Trophy Hunt Australia
We have the best free-range and estate hunting anywhere in Australia. Hunt Australia from the top of the Great Dividing Range, to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef to the wilderness of the tropical outback. Our team has the knowledge, skills and experience to give you a first rate and hassle-free hunt. It’s one thing to hunt Australia. It’s another to hunt the best Australia has to offer. We have consistently produced the biggest trophies in Australia! Kingham’s lightly timbered rolling hills and moderate climate are ideally suited to all the Australian deer and is the breeding ground of the world’s largest rusa, plus 11 other species including sambar, hog deer, buffalo, moluccan rusa, axis, red stag, fallow and blackbuck antelope.
Trip duration: 4 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2020 31 Aug 2020
Free range Fallow Buck Hunt New Zealand
Our North island Hawkes bay estate is a working sheep and beef ranch, which is also home to large numbers of roaming Red Deer and Fallow Deer. We hunt them from mid February till August each year. The best time to hunt either is during their Rut which the males become very vocal and gives the hunter a chance to see multiple potential animals for taking. Although we do have a farm house to stay in we can camp within the back parts of the free range hunting area and if hunting with a bow then this would be ideal, to wake up in the area and being able to stalk in the early morning light into the best position to secure your game. The type of hunting we do is Spot and stalk. 5 days hunting. We run these trips from February to August each year. Best time is in their rut from March through to the end of April. Also, available on this hunt at a extra cost: Free range Red Stags roaming the same property and we have Sika deer within two hours of the ranch on another one of our properties.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 20 Feb 2020 31 May 2020
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