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Red Deer

Considered the Monarch of the Glen - liberated in 1851 from Scotland, England.
Red deer are one of the most wide spread deer in New Zealand.
Rut March – April, Red stag weights 350-400 pounds.
New Zealand has the best red stag hunting in the world. Chris Bilkey in March 2004 Guided Michael Flatley on to two Red Stags of "470 SCI" class and many hunters shoot good stags of gold medal class each year in our "fair chase" managed game estate.

Red Stag Hunting New Zealand

Photography by Gordon Roberts


The Tahr is said to be the King of the mountains. Tahr were introduced into New Zealand in 1904 from Northern India. A mature bull Tahr weights 150-200 pounds with the rut being from May-July. Best time for skins as well.
Track and Trail Safaris has some of the best free range Tahr hunting available, in an exclusively managed free range Tahr hunting area, where its hunters have been 100 % successful in shooting Bull Tahr on foot with a average horn length of 12 inch or bigger.
Craig Boddington, Author and Hunting expert rates Chris Bilkey as one of New Zealand’s most experienced free range Tahr guides. Great sheep hunters rate this as one of the most prized alpine animals to hunt.

Thar Hunting New Zealand


The Tahr being King, the Chamois has to be the prince of the Mountains. Chamois liberated in New Zealand in 1907, a gift from His Majesty the Emperor of Austria. A Buck stands 26-30 inches high at the shoulder and weights 50-80 pounds. Rut May-July, New Zealand the only country in the world to offer Tahr and Chamois hunting in the same free range environment.

Chamois Hunting - New Zealand

Fallow Deer

Liberated March 1864, Fallow being the second most wide spread deer in New Zealand.
Among the worlds 40 recognised species of deer, and their 200 sub species. The Fallow deer has the widest range of colour variation such as black, white, dapple, white-spot and fawn.
Fallow weigh 120-150 pound, Rut between late March/April.
Fallow Deer are found in the same managed game estate as Red Deer and can be hunted on the same hunt. In 2007 one Track & Trail Safaris hunters was successful in taking a fallow buck that scored 273,5/8 S.C.I

Goats and Ram can be hunted as add-ons also Elk and New Zealand Wapiti can also be arranged to hunt along with White Tailed deer, Sika and Samber.

Fallow Deer Hunting - New Zealand


Track & Trail Safaris also offers 1X1 Buffalo hunting in the remote out back of Australia, In all my years of hunting & guiding hunters in Australia this camp would have be the best I have seen. Because of the remoteness in this area there is a lot of big bulls just dieing of old age. If you want to see the last true wild untouched land on earth and enjoy great hunting then this hunt is for you. Buffalo weigh 1500-2000 lb July –September are good months to hunt been dry and cool at night .375 H&H is best with 300gr bullets to bring a buff down. Shots are between 50-150 yrds

Buffalo Hunting

New Zealand Price List

1 Client + 1 Professional Hunter $550 (US) per day
2 Clients x 1 Professional Hunter $400 (US) per day
Non hunting companion $250 (US) per night
Price includes: One professional hunter, reception at airport, transportation whilst on hunt, accomodation & meals during hunt.

Game Animals Avaliable & Trophy Fees

Red Stag Price in U.S Dollars Score in S.C.I points
Representative Trophy $4,000 200-320
Excellent Trophy $5,500 320-350
Exceptional Trophy $8,000 350- 380
$10,500 380-400
Enquiries welcome for trophys over 400 S.C.I
Bull, Elk
Representative Trophy $4,000 290-320
Excellent Trophy $6,500 321-350
Exceptional Trophy $9,500 351-370
Trophys 370 + enquire here
A 50 % deposit of trophy fee is required when booking a Exceptional trophy class animal and over with the other remanding 50 % to be paid after trophy animal has been harvested.
Fallow Buck $4,000 (US) up to 220 S.C.I
Bull Tahr $5,000 (US)
Chamois $4,000 (US)
Goat $1,000 (US)
Ram $1,000 (US)
If helicopter required - Costings will vary depending on your specific requirements - Please enquire for further details & costings!

3 Species Package Hunt

Red Stag (200-350SCI), Bull Tahr and Chamois Buck Hunt. 6 nights and 5 full days of hunting, food and lodging for one hunter, includes all ground transportation and reception at airport.All trophy fees are included: $15,500 US
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Chris & Peg Bilkey
Track & Trail Safaris
7 Waitui Drive, Geraldine
South Island, New Zealand, 7991


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