“I was born to hunt and knew that fact right from my infant years,” says Don Patterson. That conviction led him to become a professional hunter. In his youth, Patterson hunted ducks and big game with his father in the valley of his dreams, Rakaia Valley. In his thirties, Patterson met Gary Joll who became his mentor and is to this day. Continue reading Professional Hunter Spotlight – Don Patterson, Manuka Point Lodge
SCI’s Mark Hampton shares hunt stories of tracking the majestic Red stag in the mountains of New Zealand.
There really is no other place in the world quite like New Zealand. Slightly larger than the British Isles, it consists of two main islands, and several smaller ones. It has vast tracts of forest, enormous masses of land devoted to farming (not just sheep and kiwis), and one of the largest littorals in the world. Continue reading Maori and Minimalism – A Taste of New Zealand
Since 1995, the excellence of Gary Herbert’s New Zealand Hunting operation has been defined by a constantly expanding reputation for delivering the finest big game hunting with the finest 5 Star accommodations available. Herbert initially entered the professional hunting business in the mid 1990s as a packer to more established safari operators and then as a professional hunter in locales as diverse as the Russian Republics to Alaska before branching off on his own to start his own company, initially known as New Zealand Mountain Hunting Limited. Continue reading The Finest New Zealand Has To Offer