You face a lot of options when planning your New Zealand hunting experience – 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 wary alpine chamois, and the mean-spirited but gorgeous fallow buck. Mix in a good number of Merriam’s turkey, elk, boar, goat, wallaby, and rabbit hunting days – 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 hunting places around the South Island. Nearly all of your other outfitter options will put you in a lodge with a relatively small paddock and a handful of big animals to choose from and then shoot. We can assist with that type of hunting, but we’re generally the other side of the coin: we set up and guide what we feel are real and unforgettable hunting days. New Zealand is an epic country, full of fantastic game animals and hunting landscapes, and we love sharing the real South Island. We work with trusted local landowners and ranchers to ensure that animals and hunting are free-range and high-quality. We hunt more private ranches & acreage than any other outfitter in New Zealand – you’re going to find the game that you’re after with us!
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. Are you traveling with your partner or family? We have fantastic options for bringing along the family or non-hunting observers. 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, good game populations, and year-round availability 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, and year-round availability 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 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 Red Stag packages include lodge accommodations and are generally 1-2 day hunts.