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
Contact us for a detailed breakdown of hunt costs which will be tailored to suit your individual requirements.
Mt Nicholas Hunting
PO Box 1882
Phone/Fax: +64 3 409 0712