Red Stag ROAR NZWildThings Ultimate Experience at The Island Hills Station



Numerous but elusive wild bush stags that will give you a thrill and a challenge.
No previous experience required, fully guided with all food, accommodation, transport, permits and hunting equipment provided, or bring your own gear. Antlers vary from medium quality 8-10 pointers right up to cunning unique monsters. Flat fee for what-ever stags you decide to take.
Limited spots available in late March/Mid April.

What to expect
Numerous but elusive wild bush stags that will give you a thrill and a challenge. No previous experience required, fully guided with all food, accommodation, transport and hunting equipment provided, or bring your own gear. Canterbury high country station private land. The antlers can be anything from medium quality 8-10 points right up to some cunning unique monsters. You pay a flat fee for what-ever you decide to pull the trigger on, so you could find a nice representative rack or get really lucky!

What to bring
A reasonable level of fitness will help you make the most of your adventure. 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.

5 nights $2900 for the first hunter.
Additional hunters (up to 3 in total) $1800 per hunter (taking turns on point)
Additional non-hunters staying at base camp $600 pp self-care
Animal kill fees apply; Red stag (8 points plus) $1000 each (up to two per hunter), non-trophy red deer $350 each, wild pig $200, chamois $2000.
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.

Limited spots available in during late March to mid April.

All prices in $NZ including GST (tax)



Accompanying person

15 + 3 =

Shaun Monk at the Island Hills Station
Island Hills Station
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Johannes Schulz
Johannes Schulz
09:24 28 Jun 20
Well, how to even start? This place resembles a tranquil and simultaneously wild area. Mountains, Manuka trees, rivers... - even mighty stags can be spotted. Beside the natural beauty of the Island Hills Station area, the hospitality and service of the owners leave nothing to be desired. Here I had my fist hunting experiences, extended walks through a natural paradise and a cozy resting place in the lonely huts that are provided. I can only recommend this place for anyone who seeks a close up encounter with New Zealand, its people and natural beauty, while having an andventurous blast for a more
Victoria Alexander
Victoria Alexander
04:49 23 Jun 20
What a way to rejuvenate! Island Hills truly has it all; well-equipped comfortable huts, diverse and interesting... walking options for every level of fitness and knowledgeable, enthusiastic, down-to-earth hosts. An adventure not to be more
Esther Riess
Esther Riess
01:01 22 May 20
You can truly call this place a piece of paradise! This is the first place in NZ I felt very sad to leave behind. Had... my first hunting experience and the walking tracks are something else! It’s a once in a lifetime experience. If cabins, outdoor wood heated baths under stars, mountains and hunting sound intriguing. Don’t miss out!read more
Arian Gaedke
Arian Gaedke
01:31 03 Mar 20
First hunt in New Zealand I come from Germany, hunting in Germany and New Zealand is very different. It was a great... challenge to hike and hunt in the mountains. It was very interesting to learn so many new things about nautur in New Zealand. Shaun taught me a lot of great tips for camping and survival in the bush or in the mountains.The trip was an exciting new experience for more
Haley Lloyd
Haley Lloyd
08:31 27 Nov 19
Such a beautiful place and the Bush Hut was amazing. The hosts were very down to earth and knowledgeable. A real off... grid kiwi back country more
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