NEW ZEALAND north and south island hunting for Red Stag up to 600SCI, Chamois, Tahr & 10 other species, including but not limited to: Sanbar, Rusa, Fallow, Wild Goat, Sika, fishing & others
Alpine Hunting Concession
This vast private ranch covers 5000 acres of the picturesque Rangitikei high country in the North Island. Hunt with us through a breath- taking landscape of rolling hills, native bush and mountainous ridges. Where abundant herds of red stag and sika openly roam together in their natural habitat, free of paddocks and fencing.
Their exclusive fleet of Cessna, helicopter and 4WDrive transport enables hunters to spot and stalk on foot and from the air. And they hold the current World Records for rifle, muzzle loader and bow, along with a long list of impressive red stag trophies. Professional guides have been handpicked for their hunting expertise and friendly personalities. Your non-hunting partner will feel right at home in our comfortable lodge. We can custom-design a wide range of packages, including the pinnacle of North and South Island hunts; the South Pacific 8 featuring red stag, tahr, chamois, rusa, sika, fallow, rams and goats. This amazing dual-island combo is only available through us in New Zealand.
Red Stag package
4 nights accommodation & red stag
|SCI 325 – 350||US $5,000|
|SCI 350 – 375||US $7,500|
|SCI 375 – 400||US $10,000|
|SCI 400 – 425||US $12,500|
|SCI 425 – 450||US $15,000|
Red Stag, Chamois & Tahr packages
7 nights accommodation hunting both North and South Islands, red stag, tahr, chamois and ALL helicopter time
|SCI 325 – 350 Stag||US $14,750|
|SCI 350 – 375 Stag||US $17,250|
|SCI 375 – 400 Stag||US $19,750|
|SCI 400 – 425 Stag||US $22,250|
|SCI 425 – 450 Stag||US $24,750|
Red Stag & Tahr packages
7 nights accommodation hunting both North and South Islands, red stag, tahr and ALL helicopter time
|SCI 325 – 350||US $11,750|
|SCI 350 – 375||US $14,250|
5 Species North Island package
6 nights accommodation, red stag (up to SCI 350), sika (up to SCI 140), fallow (representative), ram, goat
|SCI 325 – 350 Stag||US $13,500|
|SCI 350 – 375 Stag||US $16,000|
South Pacific 8 Package (SCI Continental Award)
10 nights accommodation hunting both North and South Islands, red stag (SCI 350-375), tahr, chamois, sika (up to SCI 140), rusa, fallow, ram, goat and ALL Helicopter time
|SCI Award application fee included||US $30,000|
|Alpine Hunting Pro-hunter shirt included|
|Hunts throughout May – July only|
Trophy fees for additional species
|Sika to SCI 140||US $3,500|
|Sika SCI 140 – 150||US $5,000|
|Sika SCI 150+||POA|
|Wapiti (Elk)||from||US $7,500|
|Arapawa Ram||US $850|
|Chamois & Tahr (Inc. Helicopter)||US $10,500|
|Tahr only (Inc. Helicopter)||US $6,750|
|Possums (per person)||US $350|
|Daily rate||US $195|
|Round trip flight South Island||US $500|
|Day tours & sightseeing from the lodge||US $100 pp|
|Accompanying hunter in helicopter||No charge|
Add ons – Conditions apply
|Extra day – One hunter||US $450|
|Extra day – Two hunters||each||US $350|
|Full Tour Itinerary Booking Fee||US $300|
|Rifle hire||US $100|
Wanganui Hunt Concession
Our New Zealand outfitter is located in New Zealand’s spectacular, remote Whanganui River Valley. Surrounded by 250,000 acres of lush forest and breathtaking views of the Ruapehu volcano, he provides the free-range hunt of a lifetime.
His clients currently hold four SCI #1 trophies and have taken over 350 gold medal stags. Non-hunting companions are always welcome. They will receive personalized attention and can enjoy everything from gold medal sight-seeing to shopping and river boat trips. The lodge has a world-class chef. It is family owned and has been operating for five generations.
By day you will hunt big red stags, chamois and tahr , sika, fallow, arapawa sheep, wild goat, and boar. By night you will enjoy gourmet meals, New Zealand wines, and superb lodge accommodations surrounded by this amazing natural setting.
BEST TIME TO HUNT STAGS: MARCH – MAY
CHAMOIS AND TAHR: MAY – JULY
Red Stag Scoring 310 – 350 SCI – Four Days
- All guiding, licenses, and medal fees
- Red stag trophy fee
- Small game hunting at no charge
- Four days of accommodation and meals
- Alcohol, internal airfares and expediting costs are not included in package prices
Red Stag Scoring 310 – 350 SCI plus one Tahr and one Chamois.
- All guiding, licenses, and medal fees
- Seven days of accommodation and meals
- Pick up and return to Wanganui and Queenstown airports
- Small game hunting is no charge
- Alcohol, internal airfares and expediting costs are not included in package price
- Not including helicopter time
Red Stag Scoring 350- 600 SCI plus one Tahr and one Chamois. All the above included. Call for rates.
Cost per day plus expenses.
If hunting red stag, it will be the responsibility of the guide to judge the stags score correctly. If a taken stag scores higher than estimated by the guide, the client will not be required to pay additional trophy fees. All prices include the New Zealand government 12.5% goods and services tax. All costs quoted in US dollars.
The lodge offers visitors the highest quality conditions in relaxed and peaceful surroundings. Outstanding views over the New Zealand bush with the real privacy that only isolation can bring. While you rest between hunts, you can enjoy the finest of New Zealand’s wine and food.
Best Time To Hunt
The best time to hunt red stag is during the rut between March and May. The best time to hunt alpine trophies is May till July, when they are in rut and prime winter coat.
New Zealand has the best red stag and tahr hunting in the world. Chamois hunting is excellent. Sika deer are excellent.
Our outfitter has been in the hunting business for 18 years and has an extensive reference list that we are happy to supply upon request.
During the season we offer Canadian geese, grey duck, black swan, and our own native paradise shell duck. Season usually runs from the first weekend in May.
Small Game Hunting
We have excellent areas for nighttime spot lighting of possums and rabbits. Wallaby shooting is also great fun and challenging. This is included in your hunt.
Bow and Black Powder
Our areas offer excellent hunting opportunities for bow and black powder hunters. We have an extensive reference list of previous hunters and all of our guides are excellent bow hunters themselves. The operator was awarded the International Bow Hunting Outfitter of the Year in 1998.
Remember, New Zealand’s seasons are opposite those in the Northern Hemisphere. Clothing should be appropriate for cool to cold conditions, which may include rain and snow. Boots must have good rubber tread with deep cleats, and preferably be waterproof.
North Island – March high 77F, July low 38F
South Island – March high 81F, July low 26F
Our preference is to expedite all trophies. However we can arrange taxidermy if required. Cost of expediting crating and documentation is for shoulder mount and 100 USD life-size. We guarantee to ship within 90 days.
Gun permits are easily obtained at Auckland airport upon arrival. Recommended firearms are 300 or 7mm. No pistols are allowed in New Zealand.
Clients should ensure they have current medical and travel insurance.
No visas are required for New Zealand for American citizens. However visas are needed for residents of Mexico. Please also remember if traveling into Australia a visa is required.
No vaccinations are required.
Fly LA or San Francisco to Auckland. Then catch an Air New Zealand flight to Wanganui Airport, NZ where you will be met by the outfitter. Air New Zealand website: www.airnewzealand.com.
There are no snakes in New Zealand.
New Zealand is renowned as having the best trout fishing in the world. Catch brown and rainbow in the lakes and mountain streams. For serious fishermen, consider heli-fish safaris.
We can arrange all extra activities for you during your stay. You can participate in jet boating, rafting, bungee jumping, horse treks, alpine train rides, gold medal shopping and touring.