New Zealand’s Specialist Free Range Outfitter

Big Game Hunting New Zealand is a family run free range hunting outfit. We design and cater expedition hunts for the adventure and experience minded hunter where the story of hunt is as valued as the animal. We are based in the heart of the South Island, a small town called Twizel close to the first liberation of Tahr over 100 years ago at Mt Cook National Park. We offer home and cabin style accommodation between hunts. We are also members of the New Zealand Professional Guides Association and have DOC concessions to operate on 95% of public land in New Zealand. Literally millions of acres.

We offer free range wilderness / expedition style hunts very similar to an American western elk hunt or a moose hunt in the Yukon. We either hike, 4×4 or helicopter into a remote hunting area and set up a base camp via wall tent, back pack tent or back country hut. You will then hunt for Red Stag, Bull Tahr or Chamois. This is the real deal hunt and adventure.

In this day and age in New Zealand we see so much of the “other side” of New Zealand’s hunting industry. They arrive at a lodge, jump on the side by side, shoot a majestic red stag inside a high fence paddock or hop into a helicopter to chase a beautiful bull tahr into submission and finish it off with the gun. To us this is not hunting, never has been and never will be. It not only robs the travelling hunter of a true hunting experience but it also undermines what hunting really is, an adventure with no pre determined outcomes, we sell adventures not animals. This is where true hunting experiences are made and never forgotten.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are considering a real hunt in one of the most amazing places on earth. Aotearoa – New Zealand

Ben Tumata – Owner/ Head Guide