Elk/Wapiti were liberated in 1905 at George Sound in Fiordland when 18 Rocky Mountain Elk were released. In their new habitat the Elk throve and by 1921 they had spread throughout Fiordland to occupy 1\6th of the Fiordland National Park.

RSS Stelk

Being closely related to the Red Deer it didn’t take long for the Red Deer to cross breed and this is how the South Pacific Wapiti came to be (Elk/Red Deer). The Wapiti Stags have adopted characteristics from both Bull Elk and Red Stag and can be best described as a non-typical Elk or as RSS calls them, The Stelk!!!

Like all Rivers South Safari hunts they can be hunted with rifle, bow and muzzleloader.

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