Hunting the New Zealand Red Stag with Glen Dene New Zealand Hunting & Fishing means an unforgettable experience with one of the country's most superior outfitters.
Trophy Hunting in New Zealand at Glen Dene
Hunting in New Zealand
For a Red Stag trophy hunting experience in New Zealand, Glen Dene is the one you’ll remember for all the right reasons.
Richard and Sarah Burdon are third generation owners of this South Island high country station reaching high above the lakes of Wanaka and Hawea and set amidst the Southern Alps.
Sited between two World Heritage areas and providing over 15,000 acres of free range hunting country, this is one of the most stunning New Zealand trophy hunting environments you will find anywhere.
Combined with Glen Dene’s internationally rated professional guides, the quality of game and the renowned hospitality of Richard and Sarah, you are guaranteed a superb New Zealand hunting experience.
Red Stag Hunting
With 15,000 acres of free range hunting to explore on Glen Dene, hunters have a number of bronze and silver medal red stags to stalk complemented by a game park with a number of gold medal Red Stags and a good selection of larger Stags as well.
Whether trophy hunting with our guides on the station’s own private property or on nearby Department of Conservation Land you have the option of seeking chamois, red deer, Arapawa rams, South Pacific goats, tahr and fallow deer.
Glen Dene also has concessions for trophy hunting on other private land and a major focus of their operation is the planning of hunting trips well in advance to ensure a successful trip for all members of the party including non-hunters.
Consider joining our exclusive Glen Dene Shooters Club, and hunt a Red Stag Combo which includes two other New Zealand trophies or just enjoy a High Country free range Hunt.
About Glen Dene
As a working high country station the Burdon’s have been farmers, fishermen and hunters all their lives. Sharing the knowledge of the hills and valleys of the area with you will give you an insight into their unique ‘high country’ heritage.
A variety of accommodation choices, classy cooking and helicopter options with some of the best flyers in the business ensures you’ll enjoy a high value experience in the traditions of high country life – South Island style.
Non-hunting alternatives sampling the nearby café’s, galleries, vineyards and boutiques of Wanaka and Queenstown means we can also cover all the bases for couples or groups looking for a well earned break.
Managing and transporting your game to our expeditor or taxidermist ready for shipping is another one of our services.
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"The Burdon family of Glen Dene are first rate hosts and their massive third generation ranch is simply breathtaking. Full of a variety of fair chase game, the hunting experience is unparalleled. If you only hunt New Zealand once, make it at Glen Dene – you won't be disappointed"
Mike Schoby Editor in Chief, Petersen's Hunting Magazine; Host Petersen's Hunting Adventures TV
"With excellent trophy quality, skilled guides, lodging, food and local culture, a hunt with Richard and Sarah Burdon on Glen Dene provides a first-rate hunting experience in one of the most beautiful places in all the world."
Neil Davies, Hornady, USA
"Richard words cannot begin to express my amazing trip with Glen Dene. First thank you for making me feel so welcome. I've done this for a long time and I know the trials and tribulations of running a hunting business and balancing hunters, work and family, You do an awesome job with your business. For me personally it was different and interesting to sit back and watch someone else work. Hunting is a tough competitive business and you guys do it efficiently and are very professional. Thank you again for all you have done for me it was a trip of a lifetime."
"I cannot recommend highly enough Richard Burdon and family and their Glen Dene Hunting outfit on New Zealand’s South Island. Richard runs an outstanding operation for free range red stag, fallow and tahr. There is a range of accomodations from a private, four bedroom house overlooking Lake Hawea to B&B accomodations at the station to rustic cabins and even camping. The hunting is first rate with capable guides and lots of animals. From the start, we felt like part of the family and Richard and Sarah pull out all the stops to make our visit entirely enjoyable. We had a fantastic hunt and left New Zealand knowing that we would be back again."
Kevin E. Steele, Publisher-Producer-Host, Petersen’s HUNTING
"I want to thank you, your family, and staff for one of the most exciting and pleasurable Hunting adventures I have ever had. Having been on 15 plus guided hunts, the one experienced in NZ was second to none. Our guide Duncan was great, my Daughter and I could not have asked for any better. The food prepared by Sarah was amazing!!! Thanks again and I look forward to making the trip again in the near future."
Mr & Mrs Kevin Bliese
"If anyone is considering a trip to New Zealand for hunting they couldn’t do better than the Glen Dene Station. Located between Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea, it is a one of a kind property. My wife Patty & I spent one of the most memorable weeks of our live’s there. The hospitality and warmth of the Burdon’s made us feel like family. Richard Burdon was right on when he said we would get exactly the hunting experience we were looking for."
William “Dick” Tyler, A Happy Hunter
"I want to thank you again for such a great hunting trip. I can easily say that it’s the best hunt I’ve ever been on. Dan was a fantastic guide with good glassing and skinning skills as well as the patience needed when hunting with someone new to the country. Besides the hunt itself, the extra activities were also appreciated. The meals at your home and cafe`s gave me a taste of New Zealand`s cuisine which added to my experience. My thanks to everyone for making my trip a memorable one. "
" We had a great time with you and your team. Kevin and I were discussing it on the journey home and we agree it was definitely one of our all-time favorites."
" Kyle and I have had a wonderful time and the hunts were everything I hoped for and more. Our guide (Dan) was superb. Richard and Sarah run a very very high quality program here. I’m glad you will be able to see it in person soon. I would HIGHLY recommend a trip on a helicopter into the back country of the west coast. Amazingly beautiful. Hunting the chamois and tahr up there was truly hunting in God’s back yard. "
Mark & Kyle Rolf
" We had the best time! Awesome accomodations. Amazing scenery and of course top of line line hunting! Thanks to everyone that made our trip to New Zealand an unforgettable trip!!!! "
Tim & Elsa Brown
" I am really happy with that stag. It was exactly what I have been looking for for years. Cant believe the length, balance and weight. "
" Our memories from NZ and Glen Dene has a special place in our hearts and we would love to be able to go back some day."
Per K. Henriksen, Denmark
" We’ve had a wonderful experience in New Zealand. Jerry and Lesley were extraordinary hosts who made us feel very welcome. Tony was an exceptional guide who shepherded Jon so as to provide a memorable experience that exceeded all expectations."