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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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
Trip available on: 1 March 2019 31 August 2019
Tahr Package (best available) New Zealand
Southern Alps and includes New Zealand’s best and most exclusive hunting grounds for Himalayan tahr (also called thar) and alpine chamois. Our hunting methods match the level of fitness of individual hunters. We can take a helicopter daily from comfortable lodgings, or do wilderness spike camps. We also utilize private land concessions where access is by 4WD and accommodation is in alpine cabins - some complete with hot showers. Himalayan tahr were transplanted to New Zealand in 1904 and they have thrived in a habitat that is very similar to their native home in the Himalayan mountains. Tahr can be hunted all year round; however their pelts are at their best from May to September. Their rut period is May/June, during this time larger bulls are easier to locate as they join with the nannies. The Himalayan tahr in his full winter glory, with golden mane flowing in the wind, is arguably one of the most impressive game animals in the world. Their habitat makes them one of the most challenging and rewarding trophies to obtain. Hunting tahr is the highlight of many hunters’ visits to New Zealand. Additional management hunt on species of choice for no additional cost. The package offer includes 5 days/4 nights and 1x Tahr trophy for 1 hunter. Helicopter access can be arranged to the tahr and chamois hunting areas at an additional $1500-2500 USD p/hour.
Trip duration: 5 days
Trip available on: 1 March 2019 30 September 2019
Best of New Zealand 1x1 New Zealand
Imagine a private hunting area abundant with exceptional trophy herds in six deer species and scenery so magnificent you can see the Pacific Ocean to the East and the mighty Kaweka Ranges to the West. This is our reality and we invite you to experience it with us. Like many in New Zealand we have excellent genetics in our Red Stag herd but we haven’t stopped there. The premium quality, range and quantity of our exotic herds places us at the forefront of combination deer hunts in the South Pacific Sika, Fallow, Sambar, Rusa and Elk roam freely amongst the red stag on our spectacular property. Hunters have the flexibility to hunt any combination of species without having to travel, allowing the serious hunter to benefit from more time ‘in the field’ in an un-crowded environment. Season Dates: Red Stag — Mid February – August Elk — Mid March – Mid April Sika — Mid March – August Fallow — Late February – August Sambar — Mid May – August Rusa — Gold medal hunters from May Chamois — From May – August
Trip duration: 3 - 10 days
Trip available on: 15 February 2020 1 August 2020
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