Mt Nicholas Hunting - Queenstown - New Zealand

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General Hunting Information


Hunting Season

Hunting Season Deer species can be hunted late February through to late August and chamois & tahr can be hunted all year round but best opportunities are in the rut periods which are as follows:

  • Red Stag & Elk:  Mid March – Mid April
  • Fallow Buck:  Mid April – Early May
  • Chamois Tahr:  Late April – Early July

What Should I bring?

Because you are hunting in a mountainous environment which is subject to extreme weather conditions, the following is recommended:

  • Good quality mountain boots
  • Warm hunting jacket & pants with layered options
  • Quality rain jacket & pants
  • Gloves, hat & sunglasses
  • Day Pack & binoculars

Travel & Licence Requirements

The most common points of entry into NZ are either Auckland or Queenstown & if you are bringing a firearm, you will require a Visitors Firearm Permit, we can forward you an application form if required.
No hunting permits are required.

What type of gun should I use?

We recommend you use a rifle that fires a minimum 150gr bullet & popular calibres include, .308, .270, 7mm mag & .300 mag. Shots will range from 100 – 350 yards so a quality variable scope is essential. On arrival we will assist you to check sightings are correct & if you don’t wish to travel with your own firearm then we have a selection of good quality rifles available at no extra charge.

Trophy Preparation & Shipping

All animals are field skinned by us & delivered to our taxidermist. You can then decide if you want your trophies mounted locally or expedited to your home country.

Conditions of Hunt

  • All hunters will be accompanied by a guide
  • Trophy Fees payable will be as quoted prior to arrival
  • Wounded or unrecovered animals will be deemed to be killed & the agreed trophy fee will be payable

Hunt Costs

Contact us for a detailed breakdown of hunt costs which will be tailored to suit your individual requirements.

  Mt Nicholas Hunting
Bruce Collins
PO Box 1882
New Zealand
Phone/Fax: +64 3 409 0712