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Looking for a guide for 2022/2023

22 Apr 2021
@ 10:43 am (GMT)

Hannah Clemen

Greetings all,

I am a relatively new hunter here in Australia, having hunted over here in Victoria for about 3 years. Its been a rapid learning curve, and through my efforts and patience have successfully stalked and taken a number of Sambar and Fallow in the hills and mountains of NE Victoria, including a stag and buck. I have also been putting plenty of effort into marksmanship and load development, to build my shooting skills over a range of distances and environments. With a solid rest and good conditions, I feel I can reliably take good kill shots on medium-sized game to about 350-400m.

One of my big goals is to head over to NZ for a multi-day backpack hunt for either Red stags or Wapiti bulls. I am an experienced bushwalker, having done solo hikes of up to 10 days in the Victorian High Country and SW Tassie.

I am now at the stage of looking for a guide to give me a helping hand towards my goal, either in the roar season of 2022 or 2023. I am looking for an opportunity where the emphasis is on the 'work' involved to earn a trophy, and the skills learned along the way. I love wilderness hiking and camping, so definitely looking for a guide who can take me on a trip into some wild country and teach me the art of New Zealand mountain hunting for red deer and elk.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a guide who I might be able to talk to about a trip like this?

Thanks! :)



22 Apr 2021
@ 10:46 am (GMT)

Hannah Clemen

Re: Looking for a guide for 2022/2023
Oh yes, forgot to mention.... I am also a keen fly fisher, so keen to do some of this too on my trip as well. Cheers
11 May 2021
@ 11:39 am (GMT)

Christopher Howse

Re: Looking for a guide for 2022/2023
Nice, watching with interest.
I am in Western NSW and hunt different country,bterrain and animal.
I did one trip to Africa and I am hoping to hunt New Zealand. I would be keen just do it for the experience so pests or helping pack out some meat for the locals would be fine.
I hope you can find something.
Would you like to share more on your rifle, chambering, setup?
I have a few but I would like to take my latest to NZ . It's a .289 ai built as a lightweight rifle..
14 May 2021
@ 11:03 pm (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: Looking for a guide for 2022/2023
Hey Hannah.
Have a look at this blokes south island adventures

Your welcome to come and visit our North Island place. We can go for a hunt in the Kaimais for a Red deer......,175.8998481,15z/data=!4m8!3m7!1s0x6d6dbfa1e95889c5:0x1bc5e9688e433b77!5m2!4m1!1i2!8m2!3d-37.6062699!4d175.9090536
Were in The Bay of plenty Katikati area. I have contacts in the Hawkes bay, Napier Hastings area. Hunting in the Kaweka and Ruahine ranges... See whats available or what interests you..... Cheers Warwick
28 Aug 2021
@ 10:04 am (GMT)

Ethan Clark

Re: Looking for a guide for 2022/2023
Hi Hannah,

Just seen your post regarding hunting guide in the South island. We are a family owned business located just out of Queenstown. We hunt genuine free range either public land or private land for all of our South island species including red stags. We also do back country fly fishing.

Feel free to contact me or check out our Instagram or website
Top of the lake guiding

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We are a small, family run business, based out of Taranaki, New Zealand, who specialize in cartridge research and testing, and rifle accurizing.