THE BEST RED STAG HUNTING AREA IN NEW ZEALAND

A roar from the High Country Stags of Rangitata is enough to stir the blood of even the most hardened of hunter! It’s large size and huge antlers give the Red Stag immense presence. There is nothing like stalking stags during the rut or “roar” which takes place in March and April. It is exciting hunting at its best! Red deer are native to Europe and were first introduced to New Zealand in 1851. With no predators and a temperate climate, the conditions allow New Zealand Red Stags to grow large bodies and massive antlers.

THE BEST RED STAG HUNTING AREA IN NEW ZEALAND

Rangitata High Country Hunting own the largest private game estate in New Zealand – by far. Encompassing the entire Tara Haoa mountain range and rising to over 5000 ft in elevation. All accessible by 4x4 vehicle from the river valley floor up to the alpine plateaus lush with snow grass. These high valleys and basins are the rutting battlefields for the red stags fighting to stand their ground.