Available New Zealand Hunting dates with Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris (under construction)

New Zealand Hunting dates Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris

Please use our hunting calendar below as a guide for dates that we have available. Dates that are marked 'booked' are dates that have beem booked with your Outfitter Chris McCarthy. If Chris is booked but you are happy to hunt with one of our experienced guides, these 'booked' dates may be available so please contact us to confirm.

Our main hunting season runs from Februaury until July. As we are a predominantly free range based hunting outfitter, there are particular months of our hunting season which are best suited to hunting particular species.

Most deer species including red deer come into hard antler in early February and cast (shed) their antlers in September. Fallow deer will carry their antlers into October. Tahr, chamois, arapawa ram and south pacific goat are horned animals and can be hunted all year round. Tahr and chamois are in their peak winter skins from late April until September.

For further information, including rut and 'roar' dates you will find a month by month break down below our calendar.

 

                                                                                                                                                                           

February Hunting dates:

Species available: Red stag, tahr, chamois, fallow, whitetail, sika, wapiti, arapawa ram, south pacific goat.

Tips: Peak summer skins for chamois.

March Hunting dates:

Species available: Red stag, tahr, chamois, fallow, whitetail, sika, wapiti, arapawa ram, south pacific goat.

Tips: Red stags start to 'roar' from mid March.

April Hunting dates:

Species available: Red stag, tahr, chamois, fallow, whitetail, sika, wapiti, arapawa ram, south pacific goat.

Tips: Red stag 'roar', fallow rut, Sika rut. Tahr and chamois start to rut int the last days of the month, this may vary from season to season.

May Hunting dates:

Species available: Red stag, tahr, chamois, fallow, whitetail, sika, wapiti, arapawa ram, south pacific goat.

Tips: Tahr and chamois rut, Sika rut, whitetail rut. Some red stag roaring and fallow buck rutting will occur in early May.

Tahr and chamois in peak winter capes.

June Hunting dates:

Species available: Red stag, tahr, chamois, fallow, whitetail, sika, wapiti, arapawa ram, south pacific goat.

Tips: Tahr rut, chamois rut ends mid June.

Tahr and chamois in peak winter capes.

July Hunting dates:

Species available: Red stag, tahr, chamois, fallow, whitetail, sika, wapiti, arapawa ram, south pacific goat.

Tips: Tahr rut ends in ealry July.

Tahr and chamois in peak winter capes.

August Hunting dates:

Species available: Red stag, tahr, chamois, fallow, whitetail, sika, wapiti, arapawa ram, south pacific goat.

Tips: Last month for trophies from the deer species.

Tahr and chamois in peak winter capes. Tahr bulls in bachelor groups.

September Hunting dates:

Species available: Tahr, chamois, fallow, arapawa ram, south pacific goat.

Tips: Tahr and chamois in peak winter capes. Tahr bulls in bachelor groups.

October Hunting dates:

Species available: Tahr, chamois, fallow, arapawa ram, south pacific goat.

Tips: Last month for good tahr capes. Tahr bulls in bachelor groups. Fallow available until mid October.

November Hunting dates:

Species available: Tahr, chamois, arapawa ram, south pacific goat.

Tips: Tahr bulls in bachelor groups.

December Hunting dates:

Species available: Tahr, chamois, arapawa ram, south pacific goat.

Tips: Tahr bulls in bachelor groups.

Januaury Hunting dates:

Species available: Tahr, chamois, arapawa ram, south pacific goat.

Tips: Peak summer chamois skins.

Contact us for further information.

Please contact us for further information about available hunting dates and our hunting packages. We will reply with a full price list, detailed information on all hunts plus anything specific you have asked for. We aim to respond within 24 hours. This may be stretched a little during our main hunting season February - July.

Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris:

Phone: + 64 (0) 3 443 7282

Mobile: + 64 (0) 27 349 0393

Email: chris@hawea-hunting.co.nz 

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