New Zealand

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Seasons

NEW ZEALAND

Hunting Seasons

While our country is not restricted by a big game hunting season we operate from late February to mid-August. It’s important to remember that the seasons here are opposite to the Northern Hemisphere.

Game Animal Seasons

Summer
(Dec-Feb)

As summer unfolds across New Zealand’s magnificent landscapes, Venator invites hunters to a one-of-a-kind pursuit of chamois and Tahr, both showcasing their vibrant summer coats. This season also allows you the privilege to roam expansive terrains, giving you a golden opportunity to witness red stags in their habitat and secure a monumental trophy before the onset of the hectic rut season.

Autumn
(Mar-May)

Autumn signals the kick-off of the big hunt, hitting its stride in the period from late March to early April. During this time, the marvellous scenery of New Zealand becomes the backdrop to the natural drama of red stags in their rutting (roar) period, offering a hunting experience filled with excitement and challenge. This is also when elk bulls confidently emerge in the open, followed by the fallow bucks creating great trophy opportunities.

Winter
(Jun-Aug)

Winter presents a hunter’s paradise in the backdrop of New Zealand’s captivating snowy landscapes, offering a rich ground for hunting enthusiasts to seek prized red stags, elk, and fallow trophies. Chamois and Tahr continue to sport their peak condition coats, enhancing the hunting experiences with not only a challenge but a visual delight.

Winter
(Sep-Nov)

As spring breathes life into New Zealand’s vivid landscapes, it brings the last favourable window for hunting chamois and Tahr. As the hunting chapters close, the angling season springs forth, beginning on the 1st of October, paving the way for fishing enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the joys of angling, surrounded by the pristine beauty of New Zealand.

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