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.
New Zealand red stag hunting began after early settlers released animals imported from top English game parks. In recent years breeders have further enhanced the original royal bloodlines using genetics from the best European herds and the biggest SCI head to date comes from New Zealand. Glen Dene proudly offers world class red stags with antlers showing both the bold and new style.
Over the years we’ve been offering safari hunting, we’ve learned that our clients tend to have different preferences in regard to antler shape and size; but because of the broad base of genetic stock on Glen Dene, we can usually find our hunters the trophy animal they’re after. And we offer hunters the opportunity to easily upgrade their hunting package should they spot a red stag head they’d love to take home.
From mid-March to the first half of May the red stag becomes vocal and challenges other stags for control of the breeding hinds. You’ll never forget the sight of a crazed red stag, thrashing the brush challenging all-comers on the mountains of Glen Dene.
Located between Lake Hawea and Lake Wanaka, in the heart of the high country, Glen Dene provides a unique and picturesque environment for hunting red deer.
With a range of accommodation options on hand at the base of our high country hunting grounds and our own ‘in-house’ team of professional guides, your New Zealand trophy hunting safari awaits!
Contact us to find out your options.