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.
Young hunters at ease Say goodbye to your indoor life and brush up on your bush skills. In the forested Ruapehu region there are fast-running rivers for trout fishing, both brown and rainbow. You can stalk wild goats, pigs and deer, assisted by an experienced hunting guide. And you saddle up for adventure on overnight horse treks, staying in back-of-beyond shepherd’s huts. Out here, you’re truly in the ‘wop wops’, as they say in New Zealand.
WAPITI HUNTING IN NEW ZEALAND The wapiti live high and are only driven off the tops by heavy snowfalls in winter. This is the only area in New Zealand where wapiti live. Unfortunately red deer infiltrate the area and then interbreed with the wapiti creating a smaller crossbreed animal, so we try and shoot as many red type animals as we can without disturbing the wapiti too much.