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The Southern Alps are host to an expansive game population. With a temperate climate and in the absence of any natural predators, hunting provides excitement and trophy opportunities whilst also providing an important and essential conservation benefit. A hand picked team of professional and highly experienced guides possess comprehensive local knowledge allowing guests to safely access remote areas of wilderness. Non-hunting companions are welcome to enjoy a wide range of exciting or relaxing activities on offer.

 

Game

The highly sought after big game animals found in the South Island are Red Stag (Cervus Elaphus), Elk Bull (Wapiti, or Cervus Canadensis), Bull Tahr (Hemitragus Emlaicus), Chamois Buck (Rupicapra Rupicapra), Fallow Buck, South Pacific Goat and Aarapawa Ram. 

Minaret Station Hunting

Terrain

Minaret Station privately owns a 50,000 acre parcel of wilderness providing guests with exclusive access to prime hunting territory in the Southern Alps. In addition to this Minaret Station holds independent concessions to hunt on conservation lands covering some four million acres including National Parks. The region’s terrain is nothing short of dramatic. Gently undulating lowlands are shouldered by steep ridges rising to permanent snow fields. Clearly defined vegetation zones separate densely forested hillsides, sub alpine scrubland and open mountain-tops

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Guides

The professional hunting guides at Minaret Station are committed to providing guests with a world-class hunting experience. Minaret Station guides are well acquainted with the terrain and game species in New Zealand. Many have also spent numerous seasons guiding internationally, bringing a wealth of knowledge to enhance your experience. They are skilled at assessing a hunters’ personal ability and thus ensuring success. Whether guests are well seasoned and internationally experienced, or looking to pick up a rifle for the first time, the guides have the ability to adapt their expertise accordingly, ensuring the highest level of satisfaction is achieved. Minaret Station guides are members of the New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association and are further trained specifically to exceed industry benchmarks.


Guided Hunting Prices:

Daily Guide: $POA

 

Red Stag

Minaret Open

300-340 SCI ...............................…. $ POA

Minaret Select (guaranteed by size)

350-540 SCI ................................... $ POA

341-380 SCI .................................... $ POA

341-380 SCI .................................... $ POA

381-420 SCI .................................... $ POA

421-460 SCI .................................... $ POA

421-460 SCI .................................... $ POA

461-500 SCI .................................... $ POA

500 + SCI ........................................ $ POA

 

Tahr........................................... $ POA

Chamois ............................. $ POA

Elk/Wapiti

<300 SCI ......................................... $ POA

301-340 SCI .................................... $ POA

341-360 SCI .................................... $ POA

361-380 SCI .................................... $ POA

381-400 SCI .................................... $ POA

401-420 SCI .................................... $ POA

421+ SCI .......................................... $ POA


Inclusions

One on one guide service with initial cleaning and preparation of trophies. Fully serviced luxury lodge including all meals and beverages at Minaret Station Alpine Lodge. Transport to lodge and hunting areas by helicopter, four-wheel drive or by boat.

Exclusions

Taxidermy or expediting.

For more information on hunting please submit an enquiry