Where can you hunt on South Island?

Where can you hunt on South Island?

The Best South Island Hunting Locations

  • Nelson/Tasman. Hunt red deer, tahr, chamois, fallow, goats and pigs in the Nelson Lakes National Park.
  • Canterbury.
  • Otago + Southland.

Where is the best hunting in NZ?

Containing just over half of New Zealand’s total area, but just 23 percent of the country’s population, the South Island is home to some of the best hunting in New Zealand. The red stag is unquestionably New Zealand’s premier big-game species.

Can tourists hunt in New Zealand?

Hunting is a popular recreational pursuit and a tourist activity in New Zealand with numerous books and magazines published on the topic. Unlike most other developed countries with a hunting tradition, there are no bag-limits or seasons for hunting large game in New Zealand.

Is there public land hunting in New Zealand?

Cook National Park. New Zealand is an incredible hunting destination: spectacular mountain scenery, endless public land and a pantheon of exotic species to hunt all without tags, licenses, trophy fees or the necessity of hiring a guide.

Where can I go hunting in NZ?


  • Northern Great Barrier hunting. Find out more about hunting in the northern hunting block on Great Barrier Aotea.
  • Central Great Barrier Island hunting.
  • Sunnybrook Scenic Reserve hunting.
  • Dome Forest Conservation Area hunting.
  • Totara Peak Scenic Reserve hunting.

How much would a hunting trip to New Zealand cost?

Two-on-one guided hunts range from $6,000 to $8,500 just for the lodge and guide (although some outfitters charge up to $11,000!) Next, a New Mexico Game Hunting License and Private Land Tag will get you for about $650.

Is it free to hunt in NZ?

No hunting license is required in New Zealand so there’s a good savings right there. And if you want a more do-it-yourself camp experience, you can get the cost down to $5,000 during the early season by staying in an efficiency unit and making a few of your own meals each day.

Do I need a license to hunt in New Zealand?

Each person in a hunting party needs a separate permit, whether you’re hunting with a firearm, bow or knife. Hunting after dark and spotlighting is illegal on conservation land. If you’re hunting with a gun, you need a valid New Zealand firearms licence.

What does it cost to hunt red stag in New Zealand?

Trophy Fees

Red Stag/Tahr/Fallow/Chamois Free Range (best available) $3,500
Tahr/Fallow (best available private ranch) $4,500
Red Stag (350-380) $7,500
Red Stag (380-400) $10,000
Red Stag (400-420) $14,500

Is red stag meat good?

In regards to the meat, the Red Stag is probably the best tasting venison in the world. In fact, it is typically what they serve at America’s finest Restaurants and historically has been a delicacy for the nobles of Europe. This tender meat is rich in taste, high in protein, low in fat.

Can you hunt in New Zealand without a guide?

Beyond being one of the few places one can hunt without an outfitter, New Zealand is also one of the few foreign destinations where you can bring home game meat.

Is Sika meat good?

Sika venison is some of the highest-quality, best tasting venison.

How much does it cost to shoot a red stag in New Zealand?

Most Red Stag hunts with professional outfitters will start around USD $5500 per hunter in 2 hunters x 1 guide. This will often include 5 days of hunting, 4 nights of accommodation and trophy fees for 1 Red Stag up to 350 inches or 1 wild and free range Red Stag.

Is fallow deer good to eat?

Fallow venison is highly valued for its tender texture and beef-like flavor.