frequently asked questions

What animals will I see?
Tahr, chamois, fallow deer, and red stags

When is the best time of year to hunt tahr and chamois?
Preferring the higher terrain, tahr and chamois are a challenging yet incredibly rewarding hunt. This is why our tahr and chamois trophy hunts are among our most popular trips, particularly in the colder months when these impressive animals are showing their full winter capes.

When is the best time for reds?
March – April

Why Otago?
Hunting in Otago not only gives you access to an incredible diversity of animals, but you also get to have a true wilderness experience where you can get away from it all. There is no better way to clear the head than getting out into the bush and away from it all.

Where are you based?
We’re based in Hāwea, a 15-minute drive from Wānaka. Our closest airport is Wānaka Airport for regional flights and Queenstown International Airport for all other destinations.

What areas do you have access to?
Not everyone has hunting on their back doorstep like we do! We have access to hunting areas from Milford Sound to Mt Cook. Helicopter landing spots at Makarora, Fox Glacier, Dobson Valley. Or if you prefer to venture in by foot, we’ll head off from our private lodge in Hāwea.

What is the terrain like in these various hunting areas?
Tahr & Chamois: Terrain varies and I can take you to a level that suits your fitness and confidence .. from steep, shaley mountain side to low rolling valley floors
Fallow Deer: Terrain is easy to rolling country, with lots of native manuka.

Can I bring my family/kids hunting?
Yes, we have many options for your family.  We can even design a package to take a kid hunting

Do you supply guns?
Yes. I have half a dozen options, from guns that kids/young adults can use to guns for experienced hunters.  All with great optics on them.



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