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International Hunting

About Hunting with our Partners WPWG

The Hill Country Outdoor Network is the official booking agent for Wild Places Wild Game New Zealand. WPWG offers a hunting experience run by a family orientated, dedicated team.  Based in the top of the South Island of New Zealand, our team are country characters with a passion for hunting, having a good time and making dreams come true.  We offer hunts throughout the Tasman, Marlborough, Canterbury, and West Coast regions for a variety of New Zealand’s big game species including the world renowned Red Stag and Chamois.  We are genuine people, 100% focused on showing you a great time and have great private wilderness land, hunting partnerships and have concessions for some exceptional public land.  We are a small hunting business dedicated to you (our clients) while you are hunting with us.  Every animal we hunt is different we believe, as is every hunter we guide, so we tailor trips to your hunting needs and methods.   We would appreciate the opportunity to share our slice of paradise with you and to help you create some amazing hunting memories to take home.


Tailoring trips to our client’s needs is our speciality, if a species you want to hunt is not on our list, that’s not a problem for us, we have associates we can contact to organise those species as part of your package with us. We are fortunate to have some amazing properties to hunt as well as a variety of big game species here in New Zealand. Free Range hunting is our speciality, although we have estate blocks available if required.


Owner and Operator: Simon Fowler


Simon is the outfitter, guide, and host at Wild Places Wild Game. He was born and bred in the South Island of New Zealand and it was inevitable that Simon would develop a passion for hunting, given his families long history as hunters. With over 20 years of hunting experience, he is a true Kiwi (New Zealand) hunter. As well as having an intimate knowledge of South Island wilderness areas, Simon is a skilled and highly experienced hunter whose focus is on safety and enjoyment of the outdoors.


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New Zealand Free Range Hunting

63,000 Acres of Property

Red Stag

Hymalayn Tahr

Fallow Deer

Chamois

Goat and Pigs

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Pricing

Additional Information

Wild Places Wild Game 

Hunting Packages 

Pricing in USA Dollars 


Marlborough Red Stag Package (max 12 points) 1 Hunter - 1 Stag $4,800 

Marlborough Red Stag Package (max 12 points) 2 Hunters - 2 Stags $7,850 


Hunting Free Range Red Stags on a high country private station is some of the best hunting you will experience. The Red Stag needs no introduction as it’s an iconic big game animal to hunt here in New Zealand -6 days/5nights hunting. There are no guarantees on size as this is free range hunting. Hunts from February to August. Best time is in the rut normally in March/April 

Also, available on this hunt: Wild Pigs, Goats, and small game shooting (pigs and goats extra cost) 

If we see a stag bigger than 12 points that the hunter wants to shoot there will be option to upgrade to larger stag at extra cost. (Price given by guide at time of viewing stag). 

No High Fences 


Marlborough Red Stag Package (13-17 points) 1 Hunter – 1 Stag $7,250 

Marlborough Red Stag Package (13-17 points) 2 Hunter – 2 Stags $12,750 


Hunting Free Range Red Stags on a high country private station is some of the best hunting you will experience. The Red Stag needs no introduction as it’s an iconic big game animal to hunt here in New Zealand - 6 days/5nights hunting. There are no guarantees on size as this is free range hunting. Hunts from February to August. Best time is in the rut. 

Also, available on this hunt: Wild Pigs, Goats, and small game shooting (pigs and goats extra cost) 

No high Fences 

Any stags 18 points or over. Price will be given at time of viewing. These stags are rare 

Please note we do pricing for extra hunters and also non hunters 

Himalayan Bull Tahr Package 1 hunter – 1 bull - $6500 

Himalayan Bull Tahr Package 2 hunters 2 bulls – $10,500 

Hunting free range Tahr on private property for 3 days and 2 nights. Hunting in the Canterbury region. 

We have access to prime private wilderness property for our Himalayan Tahr hunts. Access is by Land Rover to private cabin accommodation. The accommodation is a luxury cabin, modern, spacious, very nice ! - Separate hunters and guides bunk rooms, very comfortable made down beds, two good wood stoves, hot and cold running water, gas fridge, gas cooking, solar lighting, double glazed windows, very warm and cozy, nice outdoor shower, nice outhouse. 

Hunting is spot and stalk, the terrain is mountainous but not daunting, a reasonable level of physical fitness is required. March through to November is the time to hunt tahr. This is the period the bulls are in winter coat. The full mane of the winter cape is one of the real stand out features of the bull tahr. 

The tahr rut is through late May, June and into July. This period is the prime time to hunt bull tahr, the bulls are with the female groups and are very active. This is also the period that the tahr capes are in their winter prime condition. 

Spring is also a great time to hunt tahr. The winter capes are good through to October, the bulls are active and we have great tahr hunting country on the dryer eastern side of the Southern Alps that allows good tahr hunting during the spring months. 

Marlborough Father/Son/Daughter or Mother/Son/Daughter Meat Hunt $1,600 

Hunting with family is what most hunters enjoy about their hunting the most. This trip is tailored for 2 Family members being that Father/Son or Daughter or Mother/Daughter or Son. Spending 2 nights and 3 days hunting free range animals on a high country private station for red deer, goats, or pigs. Price includes 1 Red deer meat animal (non- trophy) and 1 Goat (non- trophy). Extra animals including pigs, goats, and stags available at extra cost on request. Available all year round. 


Chamois Package 1 Hunter/1 Chamois (best trophy representation) $7500 

Chamois Package 2 Hunters/2 Chamois $12,250 


In the Tasman region, we fly in by helicopter onto public land and pitch the tents and camp out for between 2 and 4 nights (allow 5 days) Hunting the back country of New Zealand’s Wilderness. Buck Chamois are an amazing animal with incredible sight, we must be on our game to harvest a mature buck. 


Tasman Pig Hunting with Dogs Package (1 Hunter) $2,100 

Tasman Pig Hunting with Dogs Package (2 Hunters) $3,000 


Tasman area Pig Hunting with trained dogs for Free Range Wild Pigs on Private and Public land. The dogs find the pigs and we then go and dispatch the animal with a knife or gun in some circumstances depending on size of pig. A real adrenaline rush. We hunt for meat and if we happen to catch a trophy boar this is a bonus. 3 days/2 nights hunting. Accommodation is at a chalet with see views of Tasman Bay. Hunting from May until October. 

Available to hunt in the evenings on this trip is small game hunting (hares, rabbits, and possums) 


Hanmer Springs Pig Hunting Package (1 Hunter) $2,800 

Hanmer Springs Pig Hunting Package (2 Hunters) $4,000

 

North Canterbury Hunting for Free Range Wild Canterbury Blue Pigs on Private and Public land. Staying in a back country private genuine hut using trained pig hunting dogs. This is a out in the bush roughing it type of hunt. Chasing pigs is a real adrenaline rush and once the dogs catch a pig we then get there quickly to dispatch the pig as quickly as possible. 4 days/3 nights hunting. Hunting from May until October. 

Combo Hunts also available 

We can cater for up to 12 generally at one time. 

We can make up combination hunts and tailor trips to client’s needs 

For Deposit

We require 50 % deposit to book any hunt, and deposit must be made via PayPal and a 10% international service fee will be added per transaction, This is what they charge us and have no choice. 

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