HIGH COUNTRY HUNTING
Start out on your alpine backpack hunting tour with the experienced public land hunters from the NZWildThings crew. Come out on a multi-day private land “practice hunt” in rugged terrain to learn how best to target New Zealand’s big game species. We will build your knowledge and confidence to be able to customize your own New Zealand hunting holiday and make the most of your time here. Rifle hire available for the remainder of your trip around the South Island.
What to expect
This package includes education on essential gear and equipment required for back pack style public land hunting and camping out. We also give tips on locations, access, route plans, navigation, camp sites, huts, permits, regulations, local hunting code of conduct, trophy assessment, mountain safety and weather. Links to regional helicopter drop in operators to access very remote areas. Contacts to farms where you could visit and offer work in trade for accommodation and hunting opportunities all around the South Island.
Come and stay at our private base camp lodge and enjoy good company, food and refreshments, while we access nearby steep and rugged terrain to locate red deer and chamois, with options for back pack trekking and fly camping out amongst the mountains. Borrow one of our rifles for your coaching session, then hire a suitable rifle for the rest of your adventure or we can assist you with purchasing or bringing your own rifle into New Zealand. Bow hunters also welcome.
What to bring
Snacks and drinks, insect repellent (for sand-flies and mosquitos), hiking boots (preferably with gaiters), warm clothing layers including beanie and gloves, weather proof jacket and over trousers (optional), sun protection including sunscreen, cap or hat, headlamp and spare batteries, bathroom towel and personal effects, hiking pack, day pack, sleeping bag, binoculars, camera and end of day liquid refreshments.
3 nights and 3 ½ days $2000 for the first hunter.
Additional hunters (up to 3 in total) $1200 per hunter
Additional non-hunters staying at base camp $400 pp self-care (guided hiking options available at extra charge)
You are welcome to use the opportunity to photograph or video the wild animals during our coaching sessions, but if you wish to take a shot then the following animal kill fees apply; $350 per non-trophy red deer, wild pig $200, red stag $1000, chamois $2000
Guided public land tahr hunting options are available as an additional hunt, price on application.
Have your adventure filmed and edited into a 20-30 minute HD movie $600 (publishing rights retained by NZWildThings)
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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Island Hills, 1612 Tekoa Road, Culverden 7392