Private Estate Red Stag Hunting

Private estate red stag hunting with Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris. Yes, as well as our exceptional free range red stag hunting we also offer estate red stag hunting.

Red stag hunting is what we do

New Zealand’s red stags carry the biggest trophies in the world, that’s a fact. Red stag hunting is what we do at Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris. We have private game estate hunting for exceptional red stags ranging from 330 – 700 class. Hunt for the biggest stag we can find or hunt for a stag that fits your budget, we’re here to find the right stag for you. All our guides are official SCI measurer’s and well qualified at judging trophy red stags in the field.

The estate is 4,000 acres in size, terrain is rolling to mountainous, with scrub and bush filled gullies, a high fence defines the estate boundaries.

Estate Red Stag Trophies

Red Stag trophies range from around 330 SCI (Safari Club International) score to 700 SCI. Trophies vary in length, spread and number of points, no two stags look the same. An estate hunt allows the hunter to look over a large number of quality, trophy red stags. The estate is a beautiful and challenging area to hunt. For hunters wanting stags of 500 class and above we can make this happen. These red stags are true giants weighing in at over 500 pounds, with antlers weighing up to 50 pounds (over 20 kilo’s).

Our base line stag scores up to 370, this is a mature trophy stag carrying around 20 points. Our stags are classed in the below categories:

  • Up to 370
  • 370 – 405
  • 405 – 440
  • 440 – 500
  • 500 – 600
  • 600 +

Vehicle tracks help us to gain elevation to glassing points; hunting is on foot from there. High quality fallow deer are also on the estate and wild pigs which come and go as they please.

For hunters wishing to take a trophy red stag of 300 SCI or larger (free-range stags top out at 260 – 300 SCI) an estate hunt is the only way to achieve this.


Outfitter, Chris McCarthy up high in the hunting estate with clients trophy.

Estate Red Stag Hunting Dates

Private estate red stag hunts are available from early February when the stags are stripping their velvet until late August when the stags shed their antlers. Best dates to hunt are March / April / May, the main roar period being in March and April.


Visit our Hunting Packages & Prices for current rates.

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