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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.


Hunting Packages


 Minaret Station Red Stag Package

Three nights’ accommodation at Minaret Station Alpine Lodge. Return road transfers from Queenstown to Wanaka (if required). Helicopter transfers from Wanaka Airport to Minaret Station. Guided Red Stag hunt with guaranteed 350-500 SCI. Transport to hunting areas by helicopter, four-wheel drive or by boat.

NZD $20,250

Minaret Station Chamois Package

Three nights’ accommodation at Minaret Station Alpine Lodge. Return road transfers from Queenstown to Wanaka (if required). Helicopter transfers from Wanaka Airport to Minaret Station. Guided Chamois hunt. Transport to hunting areas by helicopter, four-wheel drive or by boat.

NZD $17,250

Minaret Station Tahr Package

Three nights’ accommodation at Minaret Station Alpine Lodge. Return road transfers from Queenstown to Wanaka (if required). Helicopter transfers from Wanaka Airport to Minaret Station. Guided Tahr hunt. Transport to hunting areas by helicopter, four-wheel drive or by boat.

NZD $18,750


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.

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