Red Deer Considered the Monarch of the Glen - liberated in 1851 from Scotland , England. Red deer are one of the most wide spread deer in New Zealand. Rut March – April, Red stag weights 350-400 pounds. New Zealand has the best red stag hunting in the world. Chris Bilkey in March 2004 Guided Michael Flatley on to two Red Stags of "470 SCI" class and many hunters shoot good stags of gold medal class each year in our "fair chase" managed game estate.