New Zealand Trophy Hunting
Free Range Hunting. What makes us different?
Glen Dene Station is sited in one of the most beautiful places imaginable: on the mountain ranges separating the blue waters of Lake Hawea and Lake Wanaka. Up on top of these mountains you can see for miles and breathe fresh mountain air coming straight off New Zealand’s Southern Alps.
Red stag, fallow bucks, chamois, goat and awapara rams roam freely over the property. You can hunt these animals entirely on foot or with the help of 45 miles of 4WD tracks that penetrate most parts of the 15000 acre property.
Your hunt package includes panoramic views, an exciting 4WD excursion, and of course the main reason for your trip: a red stag stalk.
On a typical Glen Dene hunt we firstly try to spot our trophy red stags which, on the free range property, reach silver medal class or sometimes even higher. Once our client has been able to assess a trophy we plan the stalk. When approaching a wild red stag you’ve got no guarantee of a successful outcome first time. But with snow- capped alps in the background, and deep blue lakes all around, the hunting will be like nothing you’ve ever experienced. And we’ll use all our skills to ensure that in the end you get a superb trophy.
Glen Dene Station offers both free range and high-fence hunting, which distinguishes is from most other safari hunting operations in New Zealand.
Red Stag Hunting
The red stag takes premier position as one of the world’s most desirable trophies. The stag with his cluster of white tipped tines carried on a heavy beam, has fascinated royal hunters in Europe for centuries.
Fallow bucks, like red stags were also introduced to New Zealand around 150 years ago. They look and behave very differently to red stags. Our fallow bucks contain Hungarian blood and therefore produce magnificent trophies and tasty venison.
The Himalayan tahr has steadily risen in status as a big game trophy. Many of our clients like to incorporate this animal in their hunt package because of the variety it adds to their New Zealand experience.
New Zealand is home to the only herd of wild chamois in the southern hemisphere and they’ve rapidly become popular with North American hunters. The interesting hooked horns of this antelope-like mountain goat make a great trophy.
Trout and Salmon Fishing
Whether you’re a seasoned trout and salmon fisher, or a novice we can get you some exciting fishing. For fly-fishermen, Lakes Hawea and Wanaka, and their feeder rivers offer world class brown and rainbow trout that will rise to your fly.