You face a lot of options when planning your New Zealand hunting adventure – our team is here to make things easier for you. We specialize in the South Island’s “big four” including the mighty red stag, the stoic Himalayan tahr, the athletic alpine chamois, and the territorial fallow buck. Mix in Merriam’s turkey, elk, boar, goat, wallaby, and rabbit – and you’ll find us hunting in New Zealand’s hills and valleys nearly 365 days a year.
We hunt a lot. We hunt in a lot of fantastic places (more private ranches & acreage than any outfitter in New Zealand).
A majority of New Zealand ‘outfitter’ options will put you in a lodge with a relatively small paddock and a handful of animals to select from and then shoot. Southern Hunting Adventures plans and guides what we feel are real and unforgettable hunting experiences. We partner with numerous trusted local landowners, ranchers, and private estates to ensure that animals and hunting are of the highest-quality available.
Choose from popular New Zealand hunting packages or we can build a hunt to fit your travel schedule, hunting preferences, & budget. We offer fully-guided hunts from two hours long to two months long. Southern Hunting Adventures caters to all hunter ages, abilities, and fitness levels. Is this your first time hunting or first international hunt? We’re here to ensure that your adventure is safe & successful. Join us! We guarantee that your New Zealand hunting adventure will be stress-free, priced fairly, organized, & unforgettable!
Send us a note to start planning your hunt today – we’re here to make hunting in New Zealand easy for you,
– Sheldon Lye & the Southern Hunting Adventures Team
New Zealand red stag hunting is a serious passion for local and international hunters alike. Diverse terrain and good trophy populations make hunting red stag a “can’t miss” New Zealand experience.
Known for their agility, beautiful shaggy coats, and challenging alpine habitat – a New Zealand Himalayan tahr hunt is rewarding and unforgettable. Join us to chase these ‘kings of the mountains.’
It would be a mistake to underestimate the compact Chamois – this may be New Zealand’s most challenging hunt! Chamois are found in only a few places in the world – join us to find out why hunters love pursuing them.
Possessing palmate antlers, a range of color phases, and a street fighting disposition – the mighty Fallow buck is a true New Zealand challenge. Fallow deer are widely considered one of the most beautiful deer species in the world. Join us!
Diverse terrain, good game populations, guaranteed shot opportunities and high success rates make hunting red stag a “can’t miss” New Zealand experience. Join us!
Wild Stag - Fewer than 12 Pts.
Free-range on private/public land.
Below 329 SCI.
Free-range hunt on private land.
330 to 369 SCI.
Estate hunt on private land.
370 to 400 SCI.
Estate hunt on private land.
*All New Zealand red stag hunt prices are approximate, subject to change, and listed in $USD. Please contact our team and we’ll work to create a hunt & price tailored to you! Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medal Red Stag packages include lodge accommodations and are generally 1-2 day hunts.
Contact our team to plan your NZ hunting adventure!