Red Deer were imported to New Zealand
in the early 1850's from British Royalty to develop trophy hunting in New Zealand. Due to the abundance of feed and the absence of any natural predators, Red Deer flourished in this temperate climate. Today New Zealand is now known throughout the world
to produce the best trophy red stags.
Our Red Stag hunting areas are in the Haupiri Valley, which is nestled
at the base of mountains on the West Coast of New Zealand with stunning views, snow fed rivers,
and lakes. These areas include the bush and river meadows of the Haupiri Valley and the gradual valley slopes
including all the natural forest and tussocks, at the top overlooking
the entire valley. This is not a piece of cake hunt, so try to
get your legs in shape. On the other hand we will cater to all
types of physically fit hunters to give them the best experience
You will be able to get a quality hunt from February to August
with the ‘Rut’ (Roar) beginning in March and through to May. Taking
a trophy stag makes you eligible for SCI record book and we can
help you track down stags that will take you into the books with
an impressive tally and memories of a great adventure.
Stags range from 300 - 600+ SCI. Weights 450 lbs – 700 lbs. Best
trophy 6 - 8 years old. Winter coats are thicker dark red, with
white trim around the back end.
Custom fit hunting days to suit your
And a big bonus at end of your adventure if you wish. Train ride
back to Christchurch from Greymouth through Arthurs Pass on www.tranzscenic.co.nz.
4 hour train ride is considered best in the world. You will be
glad you did.