New Zealand is made up of two big
islands, the larger one is the South Island, while
the one that is a bit smaller is the North Island.
This is the reason why locals of the South Island
call their location the mainland. The South Island
is home to untamed populations of chamois, Himalayan
tahr, red deer, wapiti, fallow deer, Virginian
whitetail deer, wild board, wild ram, wallaby, and
wild goat. Another population of red deer and
whitetail resides on Stewart Island to the south.
There are no populations of wild tahr, wapiti,
chamois, or whitetail deer on the North Island. But
it does have sambar, sika, and rusa as well as other
Game estates throughout New Zealand have wapiti, red deer,
fallow deer, wild goat, and boar. Tahr and whitetail are
available only in the South Island, while sika is available
only in the North Island.
The majority of fair chase trophy elk bulls and
red-deer stags hunted in New Zealand are collected
within the boundaries of a preserve or games estate.
The reason for this is double. State control laws
makes it almost impossible for free range stags to
mature on public land which is outside of the lofty
wire, while within the high wire owners of private
land estate can supervise their trophy herds in an
advantageous way for everyone involved.
All estate hunts in New Zealand are fair chase.
Chase means the chasing of a free roving, or within
confines roaming animal has the 5 freedoms of all
undomesticated game: food, shelter, habitat, water,
and most of all, the freedom of expression.
From the perspective of free- range the major animal targets
are chamois, tahr, red deer, sika, fallow deer, wild ram,
wild goat, and wild boar. New Zealand’s free-range chamois,
tahr, sika, goat, and ram trophies are first-rate while
fallow deer and red deer can at times turn out big heads.
All fair chase is also hunting free-range, in that
the chosen species has every chance to escape. The
numbers of herds on many of New Zealand’s game
properties are in the hundreds and it can be
honestly said that the hunting offered is some of
the best available.
People who hunt during March until April, which is
considered the rut period, come across something
that cannot be recreated by any free-range area
estate. The hunts are furthermore far from being
considered an assassination or done deal. New
Zealand estate hunts are also selling the process.
“Spot and stalk” is the chase tactic employed.
To conclude, New Zealand is made up of two main islands with
twelve's species that are huntable; the thirteenth is the
Wallaby, though unofficially. Customers who desire trophies
of chamois, tahr, and sika will need to travel between
islands to attain all of them.
Clients coming to New Zealand to hunt are not required to
present any special documents since the species of animals
used for game are considered alien or no indigenous species,
but bringing a firearm will entail a NZ$25 price and some