• 1409 Clayton Road, R.D.17, Sherwood Downs FAIRLIE , 7987 South Island, New Zealand
  • +64 3 685 4915

Packages & rates

Hunter Day Rates 1-on-1 $550, 2-on-1 $400 each, Non Hunter/Observer $250.

Day rates include all meals and accommodation for the duration of the hunt. Complimentary beer and wine with evening meal. Professional Guide, field preparation of trophy animals, use of fire arms, pick and drop off at Christchurch Airport.

Prices shown are in $US.

TROPHY EXPORTING AND TAXIDERMY

Rivers South Safaris is your exporter and will have a 100% control of your trophies to ensure the quality and only the best care is given to them. Whether you are considering having your trophies mounted in New Zealand or expedited back overseas to your taxidermist, you can take confidence in knowing your exporter Rivers South Safaris will be there every step of the way.

TROPHY FEES

Prices are shown in $USD.

Free Range New Zealand Hunts

Trophy Animal Estimated Trophy Size Cost in US$
Chamois 8"+ or the biggest we can find $4,800.00
Bull Tahr 11"+ or the biggest we can find $5,400.00

New Zealand Estate* Hunts

Trophy Animal Trophy Size Cost in US$
Red Stag Up to SCI 360 $5,950.00
Red Stag SCI 361 - 380 $9,250.00
Red Stag SCI 381 - 400 $14,500.00
Red Stag SCI 401 - 600+ POR
Fallow Buck Starting At $4,500.00
Bull Tahr Biggest Bull we can find to 14" $5,400.00
Bull Tahr 14" or better, starting at $7,000.00
Chamois Biggest we can find $4,800.00
Arapawa Ram Biggest we can find $2,500.00
Feral Goat Biggest we can find $2,500.00
Feral Boar Biggest we can find $3,500.00
Wapiti (Elk & Stag Cross) Starting at: $6,000.00
Trout Fishing October thru April $700/Day
North Island Hunting Rusa, Sambar & Sika Sta Please Inquire
New Caledonia Hunting World Class Rusa Stag Please Inquire
Touring from Lodge Local Guided Site Seeing $125/Day for Guide & Car
Touring South Island Guided Site Seeing $500/Day for Guide & Car

*Estate Hunts are fair chase, high fence hunts on 2.35 to 6.25 square mile ranches.

2015/2016 Hunting Specials

Special name What you get Cost in US$
#1 Red & Tahr Hunt includes 6-Nights and 5-Days package plus a Red Stag up to SCI 360 and a Himalayan Bull Tahr. Season: March thru end of July. Premium hunting time: late May thru July. $12,850
#2 Free Range Slam Hunt includes 6-Nights and 5-Days package plus a Red Stag up to 16 points, Himalayan Bull Tahr and Chamois. Season: March thru end of July. Premium hunting time: late March & April. $16,700
#3 Red & Fallow Hunt includes 6-Nights and 5-Days package plus a Red Stag up to SCI 360 and a Fallow Buck. Season: March thru end of July. Premium hunting time: late March thru April. $11,950
#4 NZ Big Three Hunt includes 6-Nights and 5-Days package plus a Red Stag up to SCI 360, Himalayan Bull Tahr and a Chamois. Season: March thru end of July. Premium hunting time: late May thru July. $17,650
#5 Father/Son/Daughter #1 Hunt includes 6-Nights and 5-Days package for 2 plus 1 Red Stag up to SCI 360, plus 1management Red Stag and 1 Arapawa Ram. Season: March thru end of July. Premium hunting time: late May thru July. $10,950
#6 Father/Son/Daughter #2 Hunt includes 6-Nights and 5-Days package for 2 plus 1 Red Stag up to SCI 360,1 Himalayan Bull Tahr, 1 management Red Stag and 1 Arapawa Ram. Season: March thru end of July. Premium hunting time: late May thru July. $15,350
#7 Father/Son/Daughter #3 Hunt includes 6-Nights and 5-Days package for 2 plus 1 Red Stag up to SCI 360, 1 Fallow Buck, two management Fallow deer and an Arapawa Ram. Season: March thru end of July. Premium hunting time: late March thru July. $13,450
#8 NZ Big Five Hunt includes 6-Nights and 5-Days package plus 1 Red Stag up to SCI 360, 1 Himalayan Bull Tahr,1 Fallow Buck, 1 Chamois and 1 Arapawa Ram. Season: March thru end of July. Premium hunting time: late May thru July. $19,850
#9 SCI Gold Medal Hunt Hunt includes 6-Nights and 5-Days package plus 1 Gold Medal Red Stag (SCI 361-380),1 Gold Medal Himalayan Bull Tahr,1 Gold Medal Fallow Buck and 1 Chamois. Season: March thru end of July. Premium hunting time: late May thru July. $25,450

*Estate Hunts are fair chase, high fence hunts on 2.35 to 6.25 square mile ranches.

Red Stag in the 350 to 600 Class must be reserved before December 31st prior to the opening season to guarantee availability. Hunts reserved after 12-31 will be subject to availability and may be subject pricing. Fifty 50% deposit of trophy fee is mandatory with balance due 75 days prior to arrival. No exceptions.

Fallow Stag in the 221 to 300 Class must be reserved before December 31st prior to the opening season to guarantee availability. Hunts reserved after 12-31 will be subject to availability and may be subject pricing. Fifty 50% deposit of trophy fee is mandatory with balance due 75 days prior to arrival. No exceptions.

Bull Tahr in the 14"-15" Class must be reserved before December 31st prior to the opening season to guarantee availability. Hunts reserved after 12-31 will be subject to availability and may be subject pricing. Fifty 50% deposit of trophy fee is mandatory with balance due 75 days prior to arrival. No exceptions.

We also offer hunts in Australia for all Australian Big Game as well as North Island hunting for Sika, Rusa and Sambar $POR

Rates Do Not Include:

  • Trophy fees on animals wounded or lost,
  • Trophy expediting, export or taxidermist costs,
  • Hunting or Fishing Licenses if applicable
  • Accommodation before or after the Hunting or Fishing Safari,
  • Air Line Tickets. International or Domestic,
  • All Helicopter Flying Time, and other personal expenses.

Essentials:

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Block (choose a SPF factor of 15,30 is better)
  • Small Flash light or head light
  • Spare batteries for flash lights, cameras, etc.
  • Power converters and plug adaptors (230V at 50Hz is the standard power supply in New Zealand) please insure you pack these if you are wanting to charge batteries, cell phones etc.

Clothing:

  • Long-sleeved shirts in khaki, neutral earth colours or your favourite cammo
  • Long pants- jeans in the same colours as the shirts above
  • Three pairs of underwear including shorts and T-shirts
  • Three pairs of thermal underwear (June through August)
  • Six pair of socks
  • Light weight jacket, sweater or pull over(February through March)
  • Heavy weight jacket and rain gear (April through July) this is the start of our colder weather and snow is very probable
  • Gloves and a beanie hat (April through July) this the start of our colder weather and snow is very probable

Hunting Equipment:

  • A pair of hunting boots with good ankle support are essential (make sure these are thoroughly cleaned)
  • A comfortable pair of inside shoes as it is customary to remove all outside footwear before entering the Lodge
  • Boot gaiters
  • Day pack
  • Knives (please ensure you pack these in your check in luggage)
    Binoculars, (spotting scope , range finder are optional)
  • Camera and or video cameras

Guns and Bows:

  • Guns / Bows and Cross bows are permitted in NZ (military style fire arms and pistols are prohibited, do not attempt to bring these into the country)
  • Ammunition, up to 5 kilos(100 rounds) is permitted, 60 rounds per rifle should be plenty, this must be stored in a lockable container and packed in your checked baggage, black powder is not permitted
  • Always make sure you check with your airline regarding their rules and regulations on firearms and ammunition
  • Your firearm needs to be packed in a hard lockable case( pelican or tuff pack gun case)
  • Rifle bolts are not to be put in your carry-on bags
    Proof of ownership of each firearm (CBP 4457)
  • Import permit is applicable (POL 67DA in New Zealand)
  • Permits are not required for bows and crossbows however they must be declared to customs upon your arrival into New Zealand

Documentation:

  • Passport
  • Gun documentation
  • Credit cards, cash as appropriate
  • Air-line tickets (and your travel agents contact details)
  • Travel insurance (we recommend you take adequate cover)
  • Address and contact details of your New Zealand outfitter (RSS)

New Zealand Customs:

  • All hunting equipment MUST be declared to New Zealand customs upon arrival into New Zealand, please insure that it is thoroughly cleaned from all soil, blood, hair etc. It pays to pack all items that need to be declared on the top of your suitcase so as they are easy to access when required by customs officers
  • Failure to declare these items can result in big fines, if you are not sure declare it

Notes:

  • Keep in mind there are washing and drying facilities available for you to do your laundry
  • Tags for your trophies ( two per animal ) laminated business cards make the best tags
  • Make sure if you are allergic to anything or are taking prescription medications you bring adequate medication needed.

We look forward to hunting with you and if you require any more information please contact us.

Regards Mark and Pam