Ultimate Trophy Hunting

Venator New Zealand is home to one of the largest privately-owned trophy red deer herds in the South Pacific, for the ultimate big game hunt.

Signature Experiences

Situated in stunning Wanaka, Venator New Zealand has the ideal adventure package for the whole family in New Zealand’s #1 tourist destination.


Venator offers guests the very best of New Zealand – from accommodation and cuisine, to our warm hospitality and breathtaking landscape.

“Thank you very much for a great hunt. I sincerely appreciate your friendship. The stags we took were spectacular and once in a lifetime trophies.”


“Duncan what an amazing trip. I have hunted all around the world and this has to be the very best. Amazing lodge, great food, amazing staff and the trophies are the unbelievable. I got the Red Stag of my dreams, over 800 SCI points.”

Ion Tiriac, Romania

“Our time with you has been almost too good to be true!! Words are hard to find to describe the experience! You have assembled a great team of hard working, fun loving professionals who exceed expectations at every turn. Not sure how to thank you, but we will be back.”


“I cannot wait to come back and spend more time in this paradise-like place! You have been more than welcoming hosts and your generosity and kindness speaks for itself! Thank you 1000 times and see you next year.”


“I am a huge fan of Duncan Fraser’s Venator operation and all the people on his team. If anyone asks me who to go with in New Zealand, I recommend Duncan. Great service, amazing five star lodge, awesome hunting and fantastic animals! Perfect combination for a perfect vacation!”

Jim Shockey, Canada

“Wow-wow-wow!!!! World class animals, but better, the world class service and new friends. You all rock it. We had the experience of a lifetime with your great outfit. We will be back. Happy hunting my friends until next time - cheers!”

Jim & Greice Murphy, USA

World Class Trophies


Hunt the largest Red Stags in the world, at New Zealand’s exclusive Venator New Zealand Game Reserve.


Our South Island game estates are home to ‘larger than life’ stags scoring in excess of 600 SCI and 20kg of antler.


Claim New Zealand’s finest stags with eye-catching heads, sizable mass, great width and strong scoring points.

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