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June 27, 2024

Pursuing the New Zealand Game Bird Grand Slam with Mark Peterson

Last year, we had the honour of hosting hunter and conservationist, Mark Peterson during his second trip to New Zealand. Throughout his stay with us, Mark embarked on a quest to pursue the ultimate adventure: the New Zealand Game Bird Grand Slam, amongst other prized species.

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May 2, 2024

Talking Conservation with Dan Cabela

Last year, we had the honour of hosting Dan Cabela, the son to Dick and Mary Cabela, who founded the world famous Cabela’s Outfitters. During his stay with us, Dan embarked on a quest to unravel the complexities of hunting in New Zealand and its role in conservation efforts - a subject that is close to our hearts.

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April 24, 2024

30+ Years of Record Trophy Hunting

For decades, the Fraser family has been synonymous with excellence in the realm of record Red Stag trophy hunting. It was back in 1991 when Duncan’s uncle guided a trip that would prove to be a pivotal moment that would forever change the course of history.

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November 14, 2023

The Kings Slam with Brian Bailey

In the world of hunting, the pursuit of records and legends often drives enthusiasts to seek out new and exciting challenges. Venator NewZealand takes pride in our commitment to providing extraordinary hunting experiences for our clients. In 2020, renowned hunter Brian Bailey booked a hunt with us, with the goal of hunting a new world record Red Stag in the hope of harvesting the first Red Stag over 1000 SCI.

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September 27, 2023

Lucas Hoge Films Eponymous TV Show 'Hoge Wild' with Venator New Zealand

Join chart topping country music star and lifelong hunter Lucas Hoge as he embarks on the ultimate New Zealand hunting adventure with Venator New Zealand filming his eponymous tv show 'Hoge Wild'. This No. 1 Billboard selling country artist is serious about his hunting, conservation, and will serve up his harvest with a side of laughter! Airing from October 9th 2023 on The Sportsmans Channnel and streaming on MyOutdoorTV.com.

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May 23, 2023

The Introduction of Deer As Game Animals in New Zealand

The hunting of deer for sport and their prized trophy heads was the initial motivation for importing and releasing deer in New Zealand by the early colonial settlers from the United Kingdom. Between 1861 and 1919, more than 250 were brought to New Zealand directly from the UK or via Australia. This continued until 1926 with the majority coming from the great English Parks and from the Scottish Highlands.‍Of all the deer species (Cervidae family) introduced, red deer (Cervus elaphus) proved to be the most successful at assimilating into their new found environment of New Zealand. 

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February 24, 2023

World Class Hunting Meets the Ultimate in Luxury Hunting Lodges

Venator is the global outfitter of choice for hunting world class red stags. Offering locations across New Zealand, Spain, and North America, Venator offers unrivalled hunting experiences and luxurious accommodations that have to be experienced to be believed.

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February 24, 2023

New Zealand Experiences That Will Take Your Breath Away

While hunting the finest red stags in the world is why you may have heard of Venator or have hunted with us, it is Venator's location and ease of access to the awe-inspiring experiences that New Zealand is famous for that are sure to delight anyone looking to explore the stunning natural beauty of this unique corner of the world. From action and adventure to relaxation and rejuvenation, Venator's New Zealand location is the ultimate base to experience the best of "Down Under' before, during and after your hunt.

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February 17, 2023

Guided Trophy Hunts: The World's Finest Red Stag Trophies

Venator, the ultimate hunting destination where adventure and luxury meet. Located in the Southern Lakes, arguably New Zealand’s most beautiful region, Venator offers a unique hunting experience unlike any other. You'll have the opportunity to hunt the King’s Animal in a breathtakingly beautiful landscape, surrounded by majestic mountains and crystal clear lakes across two private hunting areas spanning over 15,000 acres.

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