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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Tahr Hunt New Zealand
New Zealand has some of the best Tahr hunting in the world. Tahr have drawn hunters from around the world to New Zealand to hunt these magnificent animals. They are known for the steep, rugged and remote habitat they live in and look very majestic in our mountains with their beautiful winter cape. The package includes 5 hunting days and 4 nights - 1 hunter / 1 guide and 1 trophy Tahr. For Tahr & Chamois hunts we suggest the use of a helicopter to access higher hunting terrain. Additional cost for helicopter is approximately $1,500 - $2,500. This cost is reduced if the helicopter is shared with other hunters.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 1 February 2019 31 October 2019
Red Stag Trophy 325 Class Hunt New Zealand
This is an all-inclusive five days – four nights Red Stag trophy hunt that will see you secure a beautiful Red Stag trophy up-to 325 class: 12 – 16 points plus, good length / spread with a nice royal crown top are all key features looked for in this classic New Zealand Red Stag trophy hunt.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 1 March 2020 1 August 2020
Estate Red & Fallow Stag Hunt New Zealand
We offer both free range and estate hunting, typically this involves a "spot and stalk" style of hunting. Catering to all levels of Red Stag trophies, everything from management stag through to very high scoring trophies. We believe the trophy is in the eye of the beholder and due to the luxury of having access to multiple ranches, we can show you a range of stags and find the style that best suits your tastes.
Trip duration: 2 - 7 days
Hunting season: 1 March 2020 20 July 2020
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