New Zealand has so much opportunity for the DIY, public land hunter, its amazing that it doesn't get more attention from American hunters.
Consider this: travel to the country is relatively easy, NZ's hunting regulations are minimal and the number of game species and amount of game is high -- all of this in a beautiful country full of very friendly people and with an exchange rate that makes hunting out of country very economical for the adventurous US hunter.
Here are some of the important things to know about when getting started:
Tahr, chamois, red deer and fallow deer seem to be the most commonly hunted species by international hunters. There is good reason for this.
Tahr and chamois are the most common and accessible mountain game in New Zealand - and some of the finest mountain species in the world. Similarly, red deer and fallow deer are the most common and accessible deer species,...
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Ok, based on comments on Instagram and email responses it seems that the interest for a New Zealand hunt planning guide is just a smidge more than for a general info Alaska guide.
Sooooo, here we go! (BTW, if you had your heart set on the Alaska course, hang in there. It will be coming next)
This here outline is how I'm thinking about laying out the course content. If you saw the email, you might remember that I described this as a general info, high level course that would teach you all the info that you would need to know to plan your own adventure in New Zealand, but without a lot of the super nitty-gritty species and location specific detail that has gone into the likes of the Haul Road Caribou Guide, Adak Caribou Guide and Kodiak Sitka Blacktail Guide.
That said, there will still be plenty of info about each game species plus where to find them in New Zealand. So...