WORLD RECORD RED STAG HUNTING TROPHIES
Hunt the largest Red Stags in New Zealand and the world, at the exclusive Venator Cardrona Safaris Game Reserve.
Our South Island game estates are home to ‘larger than life’ stags scoring in excess of 600 SCI and 20kg of antler
600 - 700
Claim New Zealand’s finest Red Stags with eye-catching heads, sizeable mass, great width and strong scoring points.
500 - 600
World’s greatest antlers
We provide a home for one of the largest privately-owned trophy Red Stag herds in the South Pacific. Thanks to decades of carefully focused game management the quality of a Venator Cardrona Safaris Red Stag is unbeatable.
Larger than life hunting
We take great pride in providing a variety of eye-catching stags with great mass, exceptional width and long scoring points. A trophy this big provides our hunters with a genuine ‘larger than life’ experience – it’s an exceptional time that you’ll never forget.
From quality stock
Between 1861 and 1919 more than 250 Red Stag were released here for sport hunting. Most of this stock came from the great English parks, with some sourced from the Scottish Highlands.
With no natural predators, plenty of food and initial protection from hunting they spread quickly throughout the country. By the 20th century they’d made a big impact on our beautiful native forests. It’s been a history of many twists and turns. Get ready to take some of your own as you pursue the greatest antlers in the world.
YOUR HUNTING EXPERIENCE
6am – 7am
Start the day with a hearty breakfast prepared by Venator’s own chefs, using fresh local produce and complemented by freshly squeezed juices, coffee and tea.
7am – 11am/12pm
We will head out to our hunting preserve, where our team will help guide you to your target with the spot and stalk style of hunting. Set in undulating backcountry and covered in native vegetation, there is excellent cover and plenty of draws and gullies.
12pm – 1.30pm
Recharge for the afternoon with an exquisite lunch prepared by our in-house chefs.
1.30pm – 5pm/6pm
Following lunch, we’ll head back out to continue the hunt, in an environment that delivers all the excitement of hunting in raw, untamed terrain. Our approach is to always strive to exceed expectations – from the start of each day, throughout the hunting experience.
6pm – 7.30pm Canapés
Share your stories from the day over an evening banquet of gourmet New Zealand cuisine, fine wines and sweet treats.