July 2011 Randy Fair Mansfield - Los Angeles
A great hunt and hospitality! Thanks for you both did to make my trip a success, the stag was a once in a lifetime trophy and the day out with beekeepers was also well appreciated, thanks again for the great week.
July 2011 Chip Johnston - Colorado
What a great time and experience being here with you. The hospitality and hunting are the best around. Thanks for going the extra mile making everyone feel at home and welcome. I look forward to many more times here with you.
July 2011- Paula and Randy Cooper Fruita - Colorado
Thanks so much for an absolutely memorable week in Geraldine .Randy’s animals are absolutely beautiful and we will hold many memories for years to come. You are an amazing couple to be around and helped us both feel right at home, may our paths cross again.
June 2011 Becky and Jerry Hennessey
A very big thanks, too both of you for giving us both such a special and fantastic trip. We both said that it was better than anticipated, your place, hospitality, and hunting are second to none, and we really enjoyed our conversation and our education we learned from both of you on yourselves and your country.
I think the Hennessey cognac night bought out the best of all of us, you will always bring us great memories, don’t be surprised if we show up at your doorstep once again-Becky and Jerry Hennessey
May 2011MR -Bill Jones Birmingham
I had a great hunt, Tahr sheep stag and chamois, mountain alpine hunting here was a first being in New Zealand. The food, home comforts and companionship was really wonderful, I hope to see you next up for samba and Rusa.
August 2011-Jim and Sandy Stack Kirkland Washington
Very special thank you for a wonderful place to stay and great hunts, the free range hunt with the Tahr, chamois and goat and the great conversation was a trip never to be outdone. –Jim
I’ve had a wonderful relaxing time here, I enjoyed your home, hospitality and especially your amazing cooking, I loved our tours of the towns, and exploring the countryside, both of you are amazing warm and giving people, I will never forget our trip-sandy.
April 2011- Mike and Shelley Gill Paso Robles California
There are not words enough to express our gratitude for your hospitality.
This was our first trip together as a married couple and I can’t imagine a better place to be. You are both awesome in your professionalism as host and hostess .Mike and Shelley Gill.
April 2011- Tom Hammond Oakland Michigan
Few people would have gone out of their way as much as you did to obtain trophies in such a limited timeframe. You are both so special; pegs cooking are superb and how wonderful to share so many stories in life in common, truly special. Thank you, you are the reason why hunting is so great.
May 2011 - Dan and Gyongyi (Pearl) - Alaska.
Saying thank you doesn’t seem enough, the food and hospitality here and of course the hunting has been second to none, the mountains and animals are absolutely beautiful, the hunts have exceeded beyond expectations, hunting with Chris has been not only great fun but great education as well. You two are such a good match for each other, and thus for us it is always nice to be around happy, patient people, I love feeling so relaxed in your home, I love the hunting, Chris’s passion for hunting which one can see in his stride. Your personal time with us was much appreciated, love Gyongyi and Dan.
May 2011 – Daniel Mulhullond.
Thank you once again for such a wonderful stay and hunt, I will remember the humidity of the north, the pain of climbing for my chamois and the elation of finally getting my buck, we still have unfinished business so look forward to a third hunt with you very soon. Daniel Mulhullond.
April 2011-Mike and Audrey Brownmiller
Chris and peg we cannot begin to express to you both how wonderful the hunt and hospitality you provided was. Chris how gracious of you to allow me to tag along on mikes hunt of a lifetime, also making sure his dad was able to see the red stag hunt, I know it meant a lot to the both of them. This has been truly a memorable hunt ,thank you so much for everything, we both felt so welcome. Thanks again Audrey and mike.
March 2011-Russ and Ruth Hamilton - Indianapolis
Thank you again for a great stay and a wonderful hunt the beauty of your countryside, and the great food.
March 2011-Jack Stoner, Evansville Indianapolis
The short time that we had hunting in the mountains with you was truly a wonderful experience. I will never forget the beauty of the red stag and the lion like jaw, the sweat on my brow trying to keep up with Chris made the thrill of taking my stag worthwhile. I will come back to hunt the mountains with Chris again in this memorable New Zealand country.
March 2011 - Josh Stoner. Evansville - Indianapolis
The memories I will have about this trip will last a lifetime, words cannot describe the appreciation I have for the awesome hunt and the amount of knowledge I have learnt from Chris in such a short amount of time on the mountain.im so fortunate to have met both of you and being able to spend this trip with my father as well. I will definitely return in the near future.
June 2010-Gray &Lynn Bailey - Williams Minnesota
Thank you so much for a wonderful time! What a great experience wonderful company and exceptional food
Chris thank you so much for making it work
May 2010 Christopher Huser & Dottie Sullender - Indianapolis
“A BIG THANK YOU “from the two of us for dream fulfilling week
A PLEASURE YOU TWO HAVE MADE THIS HUNT / VACATION EXCEEDING OUR EXPECTAION GREATLY. The natural beauty of N.Z .is second only to Chris & Peg Bilkey
May 2010 Bruce & Debbie Batory, Texas
What an extraordinary experience staying at Pukeko House and hunting in N.Z has been. Getting my red stag was a great hunt.
I will take away many memories of this stat with you .I have to tell you that I will BRAG FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE THAT I “SURVIVED “ A CHRIS BILKEY TAHR HUNT. IT WAS A SPECATULAR DAY. Debbie
The Tar hunt was one of the best experiences I have been exposed to hunting fair chase under free range conditions by foot was the ultimate situation.
Having Chris attention 24/7 was also appreciated. He was never on his phone during or after a hunt doing business.
Pegs companionship and great cooking was also a serious plus to the over all experience .We look forward to another N.Z .hunt with Bilkeys
April 2010 Jim Toddy Klamath Falls Oregano
This is my third time hunting with you. Each and every time has been exceptional and I look forward to hunting with the two of you again in the future.
The friendship gained these past years cannot be replaced
Jim - Thank you for a wonderful week Alden (Jims hunting companion)
March 2010 David Brenda &Ben Webster OHIO
What a beautiful country! Thank you for your hospitality.
Chris –I have to thank you for the great work out in the mountains. I’m sure ill look back on it fondly someday Brenda
Peggy –thanks for watching me while my parent’s hunter. Chris – thanks for helping me shoot my first big game animal and for taking me fishing
Thank you for a great week of hunting the service was outstanding the food five stars.
Chris will out climb any one I know and guide you to that gold medal animal, He is able to accommodate anyone from the young to the old I hope to hunt with you again soon
July 2010 Dustin & Josie Shwake, Minneapolis - Minnesota
Peg & Chris our time with you was so amazing! Everything from the food what we saw and learned to the warm wonderful people that you are was more than we could have expected
Also thank you for taking the time to show us so much of your beautiful country, with out you guys we would not have seen it.
Guys as Josie stated above thanks so much for giving us so much more than a hunting trip you gave us a life time of memories as well as two friends we will never forget. I finally hunt the N Z Red Stag which was on my bucket list.
June 2009 Brad & Mary Plaga - Sioux Falls
Thank you for your warm hospitality, delicious food and great hunting.
The Tahr hunt was certainly one of the most challenging and rewarding hunts of my hunting career.
June 2009 Daniel &Anne - Mullholland U.K.
Thank you VERY much for such a wonderful time on our first ,but not last , trip to your beautiful home .For me it was a great holiday and for Daniel a successful “Mission” the two rarely come together.
Daniel and Anne
The Wideners Peter & Amity - Rochester N.Y
A Million Thanks!! This hunt was worth the forty years I waited the trophies were great & your hospitality was A +
I think what you do and the way it is done is the best way to experience a foreign country. Your house is beautiful and your amazing people to share it with others.
The Tuttle family David & Erin - Idaho
David &I had our dreams of hunting Tahr fulfilled And you both made that happen. We will treasure our memories with you both forever. David & Erin
Jon & Robin & C.J. Millar- Clarkson
Thank you for a wonderful time, I felt as thought I was right at home .Friends so far away but so close in our heart & soul. You are both special people (Friends)
Thanks so much for everything! We will be back for sure.
Thank you so much for the experience and opportunity to hunt with you. Sorry we shot all the game we will be back for sure .C.J.
Larry & Emily Lewis - Michigan
The hunting to say the least was a true blue mountain hunt for the Tahr. Complete with sore muscles and a good kind fatigue at the end of the day. I always feel abetter person at the end of a hunt and this surly accomplished that.
Kevin Joe Ciavarra and Jared Curless
Thank you for the amazing hunt. The Tahr hunt was one of the most challenge experiences of my life and the most reverting.
Thanks you for the wonderful time TRULY ONE of the best hunts I have been on.
Paul & Nancy Heimberger - Ohio
You’re made our holiday very special. We came as visitors and left as good friends. The red stag is just what Paul wanted.
Paul & Nancy
Joseph Angulo & Janet Fielding - California
We had ANOTHER WONDERFUL experience. I never thought that once in a life time visit could be repeated, but it was and we’ve enjoyed every second.
Mike Sarsen - Utah
Thank you for a wonderful hunt to me; I have found two wonderful people who shared time with me.
Steve & Denise Perrins - Alaska
Thanks for making your trip to New Zealand truly memorable.
Steve truly enjoys hunting with Chris. Your warm friendship & hospitably will always be with us.
Steve & Denise
Jim Toddy - Oregon
Thank you for your generous donation to our local chapter S.C.I. .My expectations were surpassed .The time spent in the field was amazing, the quality of animals better than expected. The non typical fallow deer will make an excellent mount.
The opportunity to hunt with you was great.
Steve & Veronica - Mcmanus
Thanks for a great hunt and adventure and sightseeing. I have hunted all over the world U.S. Alaska all parts Canada, Russia 13 trips to Africa Asia etc. and this ranks as one of the best. All aspects were top notch .Food equipment, guiding, and trophy care. It is also the best trip to bring your wife as there are many for them to do.
The red stag are exceptional and Chris will find you whatever class you want and make a memorial hunt of it as well. I certainly recommend Chris & peg to all.
I can truly say New Zealand has a treasure in couple such as yourself as proud Kiwi you enable us to experience the best N.Z. has to offer.
You have satisfied every possible aspect of avid hunters and world travellers. Veronica
Tony & Liz Taylor -Texas
You immediately made us feel as friends rather than clients .Everything was excellent the hunt the delicious meals and most of all your true concern and friendship.
Again we offer our deepest appreciation for a lovely stay and an outstanding hunt.
Bitsy Kelly - Hawaii
Chris you are an incredible guide the Tahr , red stag hunts were incredible!
Peg thanks for sharing your home the food delicious the bed warm and comfy and the wine and dancing lots fun thanks to both.
Darryl & Meg Vereen - Texas
Chris thanks for “getting me to the top “My hunt was an experience I will never ever forget and probably will never top .It was awesome and you are a true hunter.
Thank for helping me experience something most people never will.
Peg thanks so much for your help with everything, your company great food and most of all, your great attitude.
Cleo & Bob Tuka - Wisconsin
Chris and peg have been hosts that are wonderful, warm, honest and fully enjoyable.
Chris’s guiding has been excellent, I shot a Tahr which I thought never do thanks to Chris
Bob & Cleo
Tim Hansen & Kathy Crawford - Montana
We had the most delightful time with you two. Your hospitality is warm, comforting and sincere.
Thank you for the professional and sporting quality of the hunt. A free range is just what we wanted challenging us in the pursuit of beautiful animals. Chris was a first class guide.
Tim & Kathy