TAKE HOME THE RED STAG ON THE HUNT OF A LIFETIME. ENGLISH ROYALTY HAVE BEEN HUNTING THE RED STAGS FOR CENTURIES. JOIN THE RANKS AND BRING HOME THE RED STAG CROWN.
Weighing up to a thousand pounds the stag’s popularity in the hunting community stems from its spectacular antlers.
New Zealand Red Stag hunting has quite the proud history, introduced during early settlement from English game parks, the stags have thrived in the local environment.
Cardrona Outfitters is home to one of the largest privately owned red deer herds in the South Pacific.
The Red Stag is a much sort after beast. Weighing up to 750 pounds the stag’s popularity in the hunting community stems from its spectacular antlers. Antler size can reach as much as forty five inches and grow up to sixty six points. The antlers are astonishing, a prize worthy addition to any trophy room.
Cardrona Outfitters reside in the South Island of New Zealand near Lake Wanaka home to snow-capped mountains and spectacular scenery.
We encourage our hunting parties to visit Cardrona Outfitters from mid March to mid May be absolutely awestruck by the size of the Red Stag. With off-road vehicles and helicopter pilots at your disposal our dedicated crew will help you find and track your trophy through the epic wilderness on the hunt of a lifetime.
Silver Red Stag - 320-340 SCI
Red stag 340-360 SCI
Red stag 360-380 SCI
Red stag 380-400 SCI
I've been waiting for 30 years for a trophy like this... what an amazing week hunting! We flew in to Queenstown and the scenery was to die for! To be greeted at the airport with open arms by Simon and his team David and Richard from Cardrona Outfitters was an amazing start. We then climbed in the truck and headed off, heading over the Crown Range to the Cardrona Valley was like flying in the mountains all over again! After settling in at the lodge it felt like a home away from home. That evening we started to hunt fallow deer in the hills of the Cardrona Valley, this included a lot of glassing but it was all worth it to harvest this beautiful buck just before dark. It was then back to Simon's lodge to be fed like a king!
Day two... I hunted my number one trophy - a bull elk! We found an amazing bull just on dark but it was too risky to take the shot.
Day three… Our plan came together and I took this amazing bull elk! 410 inches of antler - it was worth waiting for! Not only do I have some amazing trophies but I had the hunt and holiday of a life time! I also have some new friends - I'll be returning next season to hunt with Simon and Richard and the team at Cardrona Outfitters!