Awhile back a well established New Zealand operator contacted me to help market his area on the South Island. Through many e-mails,phone calls and face to face meetings I now have a good idea of the experience that he is offering. It also helped that a couple of folks I personally know hunted with him and had very complimentary things to say. This operator has been a guide for 22 years and a past president of the NZPHGA. He knows his business very well.
This hunt is conducted close by the town of Wanaka on the South Island. The area can be reached via Auckland and then connecting on to Queenstown where your guide will retrieve you for the 1 hour drive to the hunt area.
Hunting is spot and stalk and can be as challenging as you'd like. Your guide will do what it takes to get you to the game. The hunting is on 4,000 rugged fenced acres with good populations of red stag, fallow deer, and tahr. Chamois can be arranged but on another property. Accommodations are provided near by the hunting area in a beautiful modern hunter friendly boutique hotel with great food.
At this point my operator is 100% on good shooting opportunities for stags, fallow and tahr on a 6 day hunt. With chamois about 90% dependent often on the client's ability to climb. I have not yet been on this hunt but we are formulating a plan for Sadie and I to be there.
Small game hunting, fishing and touring is available if you want to fill in some days after you've taken your big game or just spend some time seeing New Zealand. This is a small operation and the owner conducts almost all the hunts himself. You will receive a very personalized experience.
Call me on this one anytime.