New Zealand Big Game Hunt

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Mixed Game Hunting, 4-Night All-Inclusive Stay for 4 (1072-4n)

This Experience Includes

  • 4-night stay in hunting lodge for four hunters
  • Three full hunting days with a guide
  • Three gourmet-prepared meals per day with wine and beer 
  • New Zealand Big Game hunting license, rifle rental, and ammunition
  • Two hunters to 1 guide ratio
  • Pickup and drop off at Christchurch Airport 
  • All transportation in the hunting area

Experience an unforgettable hunting adventure in the Canterbury region on the South Island of New Zealand. You will be hunting for Red Stag, Himalayan Tahr, Alpine Chamois, Captain Cook wild boar, and more. Hunt thousands of acres for multiple big game species with your Kiwi guide. Enjoy comfortable lodging with all the amenities of home, including gourmet meals, local wine and beer, Wi-Fi, and more. Good for 20232024, or 2025 New Zealand hunting seasons.

Big Game Hunting

A typical day will begin with a full breakfast, a morning trip into the field to hunt, a relaxing lunch back at the lodge, a mid-afternoon nap, and another afternoon big game hunting experience. Then, enjoy cocktails, wine, appetizers, and dinner with courses inspired by the local Kiwi culture with fresh venison, chicken, beef and vegetables, and local deserts.  The Winning Bidder is responsible for the cost of all trophy fees. 

Accommodations

Enjoy a 4-night stay in two rooms (double beds) with En-Suite bathrooms in a lodge created with your comfort in mind. Savor local-inspired gourmet meals and superb New Zealand wine and local beer in the main dining area. Relax in the living room and share stories about your successful day of hunting. Located in the Canterbury region of New Zealand, approximately one hour’s drive from Christchurch, transportation from the airport to lodge included.

Hunt thousands of acres of prime New Zealand ranchlands and farmland for up to 12-species of Big Game animals. The most popular time to hunt Red Stag is mid-February through the end of April, while the best time to hunt Tahr and Chamois is May through July. 

Since New Zealand is below the equator, the seasons are opposite of those in the United States. Therefore, your Big Game hunting experience is available from February 15 through the end of July for 2023, 2024, or 2025 seasons. 

Available Species
  • Red Stag
  • Wapiti
  • Fallow Stag
  • Himalayan Tahr
  • Alpine Chamois
  • Arapawa Ram
  • Feral Goat
  • Captain Cook Wild boar
  • Waterfowl (in season)


Additional Information

Hunter must complete travel within three years from the date of purchase. Reservations are subject to availability. Hunting trips must be booked with an outfitter within 90-days for 2023, 2024, or 2025 hunting seasons as dates and availability go fast. 

Children as young as 12 who have taken a hunter safety course can hunt with their parents. A deposit of $2,000 per hunter is required to reserve hunting reservations and dates. The $2,000 deposit goes 100% towards each hunter’s trophy fees for animals harvested at the end of the hunt. Hunters must harvest a red stag with a minimum score of SCI375 or equivalent in the price of a Tahr and Chamois. Non-hunters can join the trip at the rate of $1250 per person. Certificates are not replaceable if lost, stolen, or destroyed. Purchases through charity fundraisers are non-refundable. 

Not included with this trip: Roundtrip airfare to Christchurch, accommodations before or after the hunt, trophy fees for animals harvested or wounded, dip and pack or other taxidermy services, trophy export costs, rifle permits, or non-hunters.
 

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