Red Stag (Cervus elaphus)

To hunt a roaring stag at close range is one of the world’s most unforgettable hunting experiences. The red stag trophies taken at Mt Cook in the heart of the South Island of New Zealand are becoming renowned worldwide for their outstanding quality.

When you enter into the rolling country of Mt Cook and hear the deep roar come out of a gully or patch of scrub you will be overwhelmed with excitement and your heart will be racing.

These are impressive animals that are aggressive and confrontational, the Red Stag will react to your call or roar, and be drawn out of hiding to open ground. Now you will be able to see his typically heavy multi pointed antlers that form a crown of points at the antler tops.

Mt Cook Trophy Hunting offers world class Red Stag hunts and in the most beautiful part of New Zealand, just read just read some of the testimonials from past hunters.

Typical Animals Taken based upon the American SCI system. Will vary from year to year, to qualify for a Silver Medal is normally between 300 and 340.
The Silver Medal stags typically carry from 16 to 20 points;
A Gold Medal Stag starts at around SCI 340. A Gold Medal Stag will typically carry more than 20 points and is a very impressive trophy.
Red Stag’s rut from Mid-March until early May.

Red Stags can be hunted at Mt Cook from February until August.


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August 17, 2014