- Gear List
Hunt Free Range Stag in New Zealand on this 4-night, 5-day adventure. Includes meals and lodging. This is a smaller operation, 1-2 hunters per camp so you are sure to get a personal experience. Bring a guest along as there is plenty of activities/site seeing to do in the area.
- Species: Red Stag Deer
- Average Classification: 240 - 280
- Shot Opportunity: 90+
- Weapons: Muzzleloader, Rifle
- Hunt Catalog #: RB7632-03
- Tag Availability: Landowner Voucher
Free range stags are typically 5x5 or bigger. Option to shoot a stag with more than 16 points with a trophy fee.
Archery Option on request with Outfitter.
February 12, 2020 - July 28, 2024
- Member Price: $7,000.00
- Non-Member Price: $7,700.00
Options for a non-hunter. Option to add multiple species.
New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand
Deposits are non-refundable but can be transferred to another date with consultation of the outfitter. Changes within the calendar year may incur additional costs.
These hunts are conducted from our main lodge or remote backcountry cabins to reduce travel time. Hunts are primarily spot and stalk. Being able to hike at a decent pace and having better than normal shooting abilities can increase your odds.
HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)
- Lodging & Accommodations: Cabin/Lodge?
Lodging & Accommodations Scale
5 - Cabin/Lodge
4 - Bunk House/Trailer
3 - Wall Tent
2 - Backpack Tent
1 - Client Provided/Hotel
Hunters will stay in a beautiful lodge or backcountry cabin may be utilized.
- Menu & Food: 5 Star Catered?
Menu & Food Scale
5 - 5 Star Catered
4 - Full Kitchen
3 - Field Kitchen
2 - Backpack Food
1 - Client Provided
Home-cooked meals prepared for hunter.
- Physical Conditions: Moderate Hiking?
Physical Conditions Scale:
5 - All Vehicle Access
4 - Light Hiking
3 - Moderate Hiking
2 - Heavy Hiking
1 - Extreme Back Country
Hunter should be prepared to do some moderate hiking. This is a spot and stalk hunt. Better physical condition will provide better shot opportunity. Outfitter can accommodate any physical ability.
Transportation (To/From Basecamp)
Transitional airport: Auckland Final Destination airport: Blenheim Transfers to and from Blenheim at the beginning and end of your hunt. Field transportation is provided. We utilize a Honda Side-by-Side for field transport.
- Lodging & Accommodations
- Menu & Food
- Physical Conditions
Gear List: Time of year and the animals being targeted will ultimately determine the gear you’ll need. Be sure that all your gear is either new or thoroughly clean on arrival into New Zealand. Customs in New Zealand are very strict on outdoor equipment and will want to view any items that may have organic material on them, especially boots. Avon Valley Lodge and all our accommodation have washing facilities, so cleaning and drying gear is not usually a problem. - February and March provide long daylight hours and warm temperatures (50-90 degrees Fahrenheit). - April through May the days shorten but cooler temperatures provide longer hunting opportunities through the day (30-70 degrees Fahrenheit). - June, July and August are our winter months and temperatures are cooler especially for tahr and chamois hunts (20-60 degrees Fahrenheit). Early Season (February through April) - Boots (sturdy with good ankle support) - Good Socks (wool) - Thermal top - Lightweight hunting pants - Lightweight hunting shirt - Jacket- Windproof essential. At least shower proof. - Lightweight Gloves - Warm Hat/Beanie - Gaiters- Essential on tahr/chamois hunts - Cap - Sunglasses - Sunscreen- Essential early season. - Small daypack - Headlamp - Binoculars - Camera - Walking Poles- Personal Preference - Knife- not essential but handy Late Season (May through August) - Boots (sturdy with good ankle support) - Good Socks (wool) - Thermal top and bottoms - Lightweight and mid-weight hunting pants - Hunting shirt - Jacket- Windproof essential. Waterproof - Down Jacket - Gloves- Lightweight and Thick. - Warm Hat/Beanie - Gaiters- Essential on tahr/chamois hunts - Cap - Sunglasses - Small daypack - Headlamp - Binoculars - Camera - Walking Poles- Personal Preference - Knife- not essential but handy Note: For camp away in backcountry cabin a sleeping bag is required. Discuss with outfitter before your trip.
What Outfitter Provides
What to Bring
- Hunting gear appropriate for the time of year booked-layering system recommended
- Binoculars and rangefinder
- Weapon of choice with 40 rounds of ammunition
- CLEAN, comfortable and durable hunting boots
- 20 Quart Badlands Cooler
- Big Frig 45 Quart Badlands Cooler
- Mountain Extreme
- Mountain Guide
- South Dakota Shooting Academy I
- RBO Mountain Light Shooting System
- What Outfitter Provides
- What to Bring