Experience the Best of New Zealand Hunting
Poronui Hunting offers superb trophy red stag hunting, along with fallow buck, sambar, rusa, chamois, tahr and our speciality - sika. You can also hunt wild boar, Arapawa ram and feral goat. We have top quality local guides and first class accommodation. Read some testimonials here
and then call Steve to inquire about hunting with us, or contact us by email
Hunting at Poronui in the North Island
The piercing call of the sika stag is enough to make the hair stand up on the neck of the staunchest hunter. Experiencing the excitement of hunting sika during the rut is special, and in particular at Poronui - a name synonymous with sika deer in New Zealand. Renowned as one of the most challenging of deer species to hunt, you will have to earn that trophy. But what a trophy it will be! Whether alive or as a trophy on your wall sika have real attitude and you will remember the hunt for a very long time.
Poronui is where sika were first liberated in New Zealand more than 100 years ago and remains the centre of the sika range. Our free range hunting is second to none. Quite simply, more high quality free range trophies are taken on Poronui than any other New Zealand property.
If that’s not enough, the extensive 3,000 acre game estate is home to high quality red stag hunting, fallow and rusa deer as well as sika. A superb habitat, the hunting is challenging yet achievable. The mosaic of native beech forest, exotic pine or eucalypt plantations and grass and shrub lands creates a stunning landscape. Framed by the magnificent wilderness of the Kaimanawa Mountains it is easy to understand that you are part of a unique hunting experience.
The rut is in the pinnacle of the hunter’s year. In most cases it is over all too soon. Not on Poronui though! The bellowing roar of massive red stags signals the start of the trophy season in March. These world class trophies dominate the hunting scene until mid April. Sika add their high octave vocalizing and often can be heard well into May. The gruff grunt of rutting fallow buck joins the mix in May and June. With rusa rutting well into August there are exciting trophy hunting opportunities available almost year round, whether you are up for the challenge of free range hunting or prefer game estate hunting.
A trophy is more than skin and bone. It is a treasured memory of a challenging hunt, of superb company and of surroundings to dream of coming back to. Poronui evokes a unique response – almost indescribable but never forgotten. Truly a special place to hunt.
Hunting at Glazebrook in the South Island
Glazebrook is a private estate in the South Island of New Zealand. This premier sporting property offers an isolated and unspoiled experience in an authentic high country station, with a brand-new lodge and both game estate and free range hunting. The rugged natural beauty of Glazebrook combined with the array of animals to hunt makes it ideal for hunters who really do love to hunt!
The property supports an abundance of free range red stag and fallow deer that roam the hills and valleys, and chamois that make their home on the snow-capped mountain peaks. There are also wild boar, goats, hares and game birds on the property and brown trout in the gin clear Waihopai River. The free range animals are representative of their breed, and some excellent trophies can be taken.
If you are looking for something bigger in the trophy stakes, Glazebrook has over 3000 acres of ‘extreme’ game estate with some magnificent trophies, including red stag, fallow buck, chamois, Arapawa rams and wild goat. This is not casual hunting however. Glazebrook’s game estate is a true test for a hunter. You will need to be fit to spot and stalk a red stag on the steep scree slopes of high country New Zealand, but it’s an experience you will never forget – and we promise you a luxurious bed and gourmet meals to sustain you!
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or call Steve on +64-21-888-669.
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