Australian trophy hunter Noel Brown (left) Chris McCarthy (centre) and New Zealand trophy hunter George Lindsay (right).

Chris McCarthy – New Zealand hunting Outfitter

I have owned and operated Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris since December 2006, initially specializing in alpine wilderness hunts for tahr and chamois. I soon realized that tahr and chamois alone were not enough, so gradually I acquired access agreements with large private properties for hunting red stags and further species… and I have never looked back.

I’ve served on the executive leadership team of the New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Assn since 2011, I believe in the betterment and development of the Guided Hunting Industry in NZ.

My passion for hunting has taken me to many incredible places; guiding hunters for Asiatic Buffalo and Wild Oxen in the Northern Territory of Australia and Dall ram, Fannin ram, Mountain goat, Caribou, Moose and Bear in North America.

I’m also a keen author and sit on the pro staff of Wild Deer & Hunting Adventures magazine as a Field Editor and I’m editor of  The New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Assn (NZPHGA) magazine ‘The Scope’.

Having the privilege of growing up on a family farm (which is still in the family today) was special. I also owned my own lumber business, many of the skills learned from a rural life crossed over into outfitting at Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris.

At Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris we have two main objectives, quality trophies and quality experiences this simple formula leads to happy hunters and a repeat hunter rate which I believe is unsurpassed.

My promise to you is that you will never be ‘just another number’ you will be our client under our care with our sole focus to make your hunt with us the best hunting experience of your life.

Chris McCarthy Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris.

Chris with Clients Fannin Ram, North West British Columbia.