Hunting Info


Fallow Buck Region

Located in the Central Otago Region, this wonderful property holds what would be some of the very best free range fallow deer hunting in the world.  With around 25,000 acres to hunt, this property holds many trophy bucks including record-book-quality ones.  Bucks rut in April and May and on many occasions you’ll see and hear bucks fighting to gain their rights to breed.  We have a great lodge there for accommodation during the hunt that is located right on the station property. Fresh water lobster are caught in the near-by stream and we make sure to enjoy eating them with fresh venison during your hunt

Chamois Hunting Area

This 37,000 acre property holds some of the most private chamois hunting in the South Island. Bucks are hunted during the rut period which is May/June. A very strict game management program is in place so that only a handful of bucks can be taken each year. Great 4x4 access can get you, at times, above the bucks. Due to where Chamois like to live, the terrain is steep with open tussock ridges and rocky faces. Buck Chamois are the toughest mountain animal to hunt due to their amazing eyesight. Lodging is from our Fairlie base lodge. We travel around 1 hour to the hunting area.

Four Back Properties

We have four large farmland areas that we call the “Four Back Properties”.  The total acreage of this area is around 127,000 acres.  These blocks of land hold all of our animals hunted (except fallow deer) and run from beautiful farm land to high mountainous country.  These areas are best hunted during the winter (end of May and June) when animals move into the farmlands from the mountains.  (The wild boar was shot by our son, Dylan.)

Estate Hunting Region

We currently have one of the largest Estate hunting areas in the country. 5,500 acres of native bush lands, streams and tussock country make their home in this estate. This is not “free range” by definition, but due to the nature of the mountain range that the Estate is situated on, it is most definitely “fair chase”. By “fair chase” we mean that even though there is a fence around this property, your animal can most certainly give you a fair chase and it could still be a challenging and rewarding hunt. Huge stags are found on this property scoring up to 600 sci. You’ll have many options to choose from in taking your ultimate trophy of a lifetime! Our Estate hunting region is just a short 15 minute drive from our Fairlie Lodge and offers some of the best views of Mackenzie Valley available.

Free Range Tahr Hunting Area

Simply the best tahr hunting on foot in New Zealand!  This property is 39,000 acres set on the fringe of the beautiful Southern Alps of the South Island.  There are honestly hundreds of bulls located here!  This land is the prime habitat for bulls to grow big horns.  Many bulls grow horns over 13”.  It’s a great trophy with big heavy manes in winter skin.  The country is steep and rocky with sub-alpine scrub.  Perfect for alpine hunting!  Many game trails are used to gain height, making it easier for you to obtain your trophy.  This hunting station is about a one hour drive from our Fairlie Lodge.