Providing New Zealand’s finest red stag hunting has produced several former world records and there will be more.
The red stag typically rut from mid-March through mid-May. At this time, they will also be in the roar. When a stag roars, it is a guttural, hair-raising, lion-like sound that will be sure to get your heart racing. If you are a bow hunter, this is your best opportunity for hunting this majestic animal. Hunting a roaring stag at close quarters is one of the world’s most unforgettable hunting experiences.
Hunts for fallow deer, Pacific whitetail, wapiti/elk, Sika and Sambar deer are also offered.
“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→
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→