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Big Bull Tahr

That truly mature bull tahr in it's winter cape really is one of the finest mountain hunts available worldwide.Come and explore the best of New Zealand mountain hunting.#ATrueHuntingExperience

Posted by Southern Lakes Safaris on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

New Zealand Red Stag, Chamois, Tahr and Fallow Deer Hunting Outfitters

Custom Bespoke Hunting Packages and Prices for Chamois, Fallow, Tahr and Red Stag Trophy Hunts South Island New Zealand

PRIVATE LAND RED STAG HUNTING IN NEW ZEALAND (South Island)

We hunt over 7 expansive private ranches, including some of the most exclusive and iconic private land hunting in New Zealand. Our estates range from 5000-10,000 acres, and together with our free range properties we have access to over 400,000 acres. With our estate stags typically scoring 320 to 550 SCI and beyond, our free range stags are scored on the Douglas system with and exceptional stag scoring 300, the equivalent to 280 SCI.

NEW ZEALAND PUBLIC LAND SPOT AND STALK RED STAG HUNTING (South Island)

Our public land concession covers some of South Island New Zealand’s most remote and visually stunning wilderness.

RED STAG BOW HUNTING NEW ZEALAND

We offer both estate and free-range red stag hunting for both bow and rifle hunters, and pride ourselves on our very high success rate. The stags we hunt are a part of the iconic Otago herd, brought here from Scotland in the 1870’s.

NEW ZEALAND TAHR HUNTING

Southern Lakes Safaris holds a legal concession for most of the Southern Alps as well as having access to a variety of private land Tahr hunting. Taking you into some of the most stunning and scenic backcountry New Zealand has to offer. Our hunts are designed to match the fitness of our clients, we can take a helicopter daily from our comfortable lodgings or hunt from a spike camp accessed by 4wd or helicopter.

Himalayan Tahr were first released near Mt Cook in 1904 and have since flourished due to a complete lack of predators. Prized by trophy hunters worldwide due to their amazing mane and the incredibly rugged terrain they inhabit. With a complete lack of predators and an abundance of food, their horn growth and body size well exceeds that of their native homeland.

CHAMOIS HUNTS SOUTH ISLAND

The alpine country around Wanaka is home to some of the finest Chamois hunting in New Zealand and is renowned for consistently producing some of the best horn growth in the world. Chamois can be hunted year-round but their pelts look best in either their winter or summer phases. We typically use a helicopter to access our chosen hunting grounds and will cater to all levels of fitness.

Chamois are notoriously hard to judge on the hoof and this is where our experience sets us apart from other outfitters. Chamois are a Southern Lakes Safaris specialty and arrived in New Zealand in 1907 as a gift from the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph. The curiosity and intelligence of Chamois makes them a challenging and seriously rewarding hunt.

FALLOW DEER HUNTING NEW ZEALAND

A large part of the trophy is the cape, and our areas are blessed with a wide variety of colourations. Everything from white to chocolate to spotted gray’s and browns.  We have access to some of the best free range and estate fallow herds in the country and can ensure you an exciting and rewarding hunt for all levels of fitness.

Originally from Southern Europe, Fallow are a fantastic addition to any trophy room due to their palmated antlers and variety of cape colors, and are a real “character” trophy. The climate and the vegetation of the wider Wanaka area provides an ideal base for producing some of the best fallow bucks worldwide.

SOUTH ISLAND WAPITI ELK TROPHY HUNTS

New Zealand Elk are now found on a variety of private land ranches throughout New Zealand.

Because of intensive herd management, the ranches we access produce some phenomenal animals and we are regularly seeing bulls well in excess of 450SCI. Typically, this involves a “spot and stalk” style of hunting with plenty of cover and numerous draws, making for a challenging hunt.  Hailing from the North American Rocky Mountains, Elk arrived here in 1906 as a gift from then president Theodore Roosevelt and are now some of the largest Elk found in the world.

WANAKA NEW ZEALAND OUTFITTERS

Wanaka and the surrounding area is easily one of the most visually stunning areas in New Zealand and also home to some of the best hunting New Zealand has to offer. Hunting is just one of the many things to do in Wanaka New Zealand. Explore our guide below including how to get to Wanaka with information on accommodations, air travel, and more

Apart from the stunning aesthetics and epic hunting, Wanaka has a range of activities to keep anyone happy exploring. Excellent cafe’s and restaurants, wineries, great shopping, or for the more adventurous we have jet boating, sky diving and canyoning. The sightseeing opportunities are first class with a range of mountain vistas, glaciers and lakes. If your travelling with non hunting members we also employ some friendly locals to drive you around and show you the best sights, shopping and wineries.

WANAKA NEW ZEALAND HUNTING GUIDES

New Zealand’s premier mountain hunting outfitter, for over 15 years Cam and Ewan have been guiding clients to truly mature trophy animals.

CAM MCKAY, NZ MOUNTAIN HUNTING GUIDE

Being brought up in the mountains surrounding Wanaka has given Cam an addiction to all things hunting and outdoors. A highly experienced hunting guide and being very passionate about sustainable hunting, makes Cam very selective about the animals we harvest. Years of guiding both hunting and back country skiing is the reason for Cam’s emphasis on customer service. It’s not just about the animal’s you’ll harvest with Cam, it’s about the whole journey and the memories created from start to finish.

EWAN BLACK, NZ MOUNTAIN HUNTING GUIDE

Growing up in the remote and sparsely populated area of Haast has meant Ewan has simply grown up immersed in hunting. Encyclopaedic knowledge of animal habits and whereabouts through the seasons, has made Ewan the preferred choice of guide for a number of New Zealand’s most renowned outfitters. Highly experienced and also extremely successful in his personal hunting, Ewan also has a sense of humour that will keep you highly entertained throughout you’re New Zealand hunting journey. Ewan is perfect if you’re after a serious hunter, but with a personality second to none.

Additional Details

  • TYPES OF HUNTS:Cancellation Hunts, Free Range/Fair Chase Hunts, Spot and Stalk Hunts, Trophy Hunts
  • HUNTING HARDWARE:Rifle, Archery/Bow
  • HUNTING LAND:High Fence, Open Range, Private Lease
  • HUNTING ACCOMMODATIONS:Luxury, Safari, Hunting Lodge, Ranch House, Hunting Cabin
  • CHAMOIS:Alpine, South Pacific
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  • DEER:Fallow, Red Stag
  • ELK / WAPITI:South Pacific Red Stag, Red Stag, Roosevelt Elk
  • TAHR:Himalayan

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