First Time Hunting


2 days, 2 nights fully guided hunting experience
No previous experience or firearms license necessary


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First time hunting with Shaun Monk

2 days, 2 nights

For many kiwi people, hunting is a way of life. It’s all about being out in the hills, facing the elements of nature, walking the hard yards to test yourself against cunning game animals with the hope of gathering your own free-range meat and re-telling the tales around a campfire.

Now you can have this experience too!

Your hunting coach, Shaun Monk, has lived the hunter’s lifestyle since childhood and will show you how to get into “the game zone” and bring the meat back to camp.

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What to expect

This hunting trip is fully guided and includes four-wheel driving, hut stay, camping, hiking, bush craft, mountain safety and firearms practice. You don’t need a firearms license or any previous experience. You just have to be willing to walk some hills and become part of nature.

Meals, accommodation and hunting equipment is provided.

What to bring
  •  Sleeping bag and bathroom towell (options to hire these items)
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Insect repellent (for sand-flies and mosquitos)
  • Hiking boots (preferably with gaiters)
  • Hiking style “active” wear.
  • Warm clothing layers including beanie and gloves
  • Weather proof jacket and over trousers
  • Sun protection including sunscreen
  • Cap or hat
  • Headlamp and spare batteries
  • Soap and other personal effects
  • Hiking pack
  • Day pack
  • Camera
  • End-of-day liquid refreshments

Availability and Prices

View available start dates on the calendar, select the number of hunters in your party, when you spot a date that works, click Book Now.

Please note: First Time Hunting is on request. We will confirm availability within the shortest possible time after we receive your order.


  • 2 days, 2 nights $1150 for the first hunter
  • Additional hunter $300 per person
  • Additional non-hunters $200 per person (guided hiking options available)

Animal Kill Fees
If you decide to take an animal, kill fees apply; $250 per non-trophy red deer, (wild pig $100, red stag $1000, chamois $2000).

Helicopter available at extra charge for high country drop off, for the back pack hunting to be mostly downhill,  price on application.

All prices in $NZ  including GST (tax).

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