Experience The Hunt With Jim Gibson From New Zealand Safaris

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  1. New Zealand Safaris

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    Varmint Hunting

    From wallaby to rabbits, we have an abundance.

    These introduced species compete with our livestock for a food source. They are listed as pests to our environment, hunting these small game animals is our part of game management in New Zealand.

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    In 1870, Captain Thomson brought over two female and one male red neck wallaby from Australia to our local Waimate district in the South Island.


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    The lack of predators and abundance of food now sees huge populations spread throughout this area. Most of the small population established in Central South Island, near the town of Waimate, where it began to breed prolifically in the hill country. Wallabies can grow up to 1m tall and up to 25kg in weight.

    The weather and feed conditions in New Zealand mean they can breed all year round and this has led to a population boom now estimated at 11 million. They are mainly found in mountain grass (tussock) areas but live anywhere they can find cover and food. More and more large numbers descend on to farm crops and devastate them overnight. They are primarily nocturnal but can be found out in the daytime in winter when overnight temperatures are very cold and they need to warm up in the shortened daily sun.


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    VARMINT HUNTING
    ...A Few Things To Know

    This hunt should not be considered a high-volume hunt, but more an adventure for the hunter, and for someone seeking a totally unique experience. Coupled with a big game hunt, this can be an excellent add-on to a true New Zealand safari.

    There is no hunting season on them. They can be hunted year round.



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    Wing Shooting

    New Zealand has a total of 13 huntable species.

    Daily bag limits are between 2 - 25 depending on the species.

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    New Zealand is a country full of scenic beauty and abundant wildlife – unencumbered by predator problems. The duck population has been allowed to flourish here, since the nests are not tormented by the predators you'll find in North America.


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    We have an excellent operation for those hunters who want to see a different shooting environment, and see birds available no place else on earth. Mallards were introduced to New Zealand before the turn of the 20th century, and have had phenomenal success there. We also have native species, the unique and beautifully painted paradise duck, about the size of a small snow goose, and the gray duck, which is similar to the mallard. We also hunt the black swan, another species introduced in New Zealand.


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    WINGSHOOTING
    ...A Few Things To Know

    This hunt should not be considered a high-volume hunt, but more an adventure for the collector, and for someone seeking a totally unique experience. Coupled with a big game hunt, this can be an excellent add-on to a true New Zealand safari.

    Our main season is the first weekend of May through to July with an early short season in March.

    We also have a local pheasant season from April to August, as well as merrium turkey hunting. New Zealand Safaris has one of the highest populations of wild merrium turkeys on one of our properties that has an open season.
     
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    New Zealand Fly Fishing

    The world's best fishing is right here in New Zealand.

    Fly Fishing in New Zealand is known by anglers as the world`s best wild rainbow and brown trout fisheries, as well as chinook salmon.

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    The South Island of New Zealand is home to some of the purist glacier fed streams and lakes of gin-clear water.


    These waters call to anglers from around the globe in search of true trophy fish. The average size of our trout is 3-5 pounds, with big trophies regularly going in excess of 10 pounds!

    Options for fishing licences are 24hr or full season which can be purchased online, through your guide, or at a local hunting and fishing store. The central South Island fishing season opens on 1st October through to 30 April, with some other lakes and streams opening on the first Saturday of November.


    New Zealand Fly Fishing by New Zealand Safaris posted Feb 27, 2019 at 4:16 PM


    In New Zealand there are 250 waters that remain open all year. The Mackenzie district in the central South Island holds a gem to anglers in the know; hydro canals. There are very big trout and salmon in the canals, some of which weigh over forty pounds! There are also very good numbers of large rainbow trout weighing between 15 and 20+ pounds with plenty of fish weighing around the 30-pound mark. You really have a chance to catch that world record trophy fish of a lifetime.

    While we provide accommodations for fishing and hunting clients at All Seasons Lodge, we utilize the services of the best professional fishing guides in the South Island who are members of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association. This can be a great opportunity for hunters to combine a cast and blast vacation or just experience a world class angling adventure.


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    Your website will not allow an entry on # of non-hunters, thus will not allow submission of the form.
     

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    Congratulations. That was the most impressive "presentation" of an outfitters operation that I've seen on AH.
     

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    Accommodations with New Zealand Safaris

    All Seasons Lodge

    Featuring all the modern comforts of a resort lodge in a more private, intimate space, you’ll discover firsthand how Rhonda’s farming background and passion for cooking leave every visitor well satisfied!

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    Our primary lodge on 20 acres is located in Fairlie, New Zealand
    located within 5 - 30 minutes of our hunting properties.


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    All Seasons Lodge is nestled between the four peaks and Albury Mountains ranges. Our country town of Fairlie in South Canterbury is known as the "Gateway to the Mackenzie Country" named after the legendary Jock Mackenzie, the Scottish sheep rustler who once roamed the mountains.

    Your hosts Rhonda and Jim offer their clients a comfortable place to relax and rejuvenate on this 20 acre private setting, while taking in the breath taking views of the ranges.

    During your stay, you will be treated to delicious home cooked New Zealand cuisine accompanied by complimentary local beer or wine before retiring to comfortable warm beds. After a great night’s sleep, you can enjoy a cooked or continental breakfast.


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    FAIRLIE, NEW ZEALAND
    ...A Few Things To Know

    The pretty farming town of Fairlie marks the beginning of the Mackenzie Country. Just west of here, Burke Pass takes you into the high altitude, tussock-covered expanses that characterise the region.

    While you're in town and looking for local non-hunting things to do, a visit to the Fairlie Heritage Museum is recommended. It houses one of the biggest vintage wagon and carriage collections in the country. You may like to follow this up with a carriage ride if you're traveling with a spouse or family around Fairlie township. At lunch time, the locals recommend you try a salmon and bacon pie at the award-winning Lieber Bakehouse.


    Fairlie, New Zealand by New Zealand Safaris posted Feb 27, 2019 at 2:34 PM


    In winter (June - September), Fairlie is a base for skiing at Mt Dobson (affectionately known as 'Dobo') and Roundhill.

    During warmer months, the recently created Lake Opuha is popular for boating and fishing; you can also take a llama trek around the lake. Hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, trout fishing and farm tours are other popular activities.

    The Raincliff Historic Reserve is the place to see Maori rock art, and famously scenic Lake Tekapo is just a 25 minute drive away.


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    Hunting Cabins

    If you are looking to experience a genuine wilderness safari hunt, look no further than our hunting cabins.

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    Experience a genuine wilderness safari hunt in our comfortable hunting cabins in the heart of private hunting land.


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    But make no mistake, our free range mountain cabins are a perfect balance between an authentic hunting experience and modern accommodations; dry, warm and comfortable with fireplaces, bedrooms, toilets and most with hot showers.

    What makes our hunting cabins so popular amongst hunters of all ages is being able to step outside while breakfast is sizzling away to glass red stag, tahr, fallow or chamois right from your doorstep.

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    This is hunting and appreciation of nature at its finest and what a genuine free range safari is all about without the hassle of other hunters in the area ruining the solitude.

    At any of our accommodations you’ll be able to step outside with a full belly and drink in some of the best scenery in the world.


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    DISCOVER NEW ZEALAND!
    Sightseeing & Non-Hunting Adventures



    New Zealand is more than just a great hunting destination. There are many exciting activities for the non-hunter to enjoy the hunting vacation as well.

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    Landscapes Timelapse by New Zealand Safaris posted Feb 28, 2019 at 3:08 AM


    World-class scenery, a family friendly locale and welcoming English speaking people all make New Zealand one of the most sought after destinations on anyone’s bucket list.

    From desert country to beautiful beaches, the mystique of the Southern Alps to the remarkable west coast rainforest…New Zealand is a study of contrasting environments, each with its one unique activities to indulge in. In close proximity to them all, we can help you tailor your hunting experience to include fun activities for family and non-hunters that will be truly memorable. We’ll pair you with an experienced local sightseeing guide to build your itinerary, allowing you to go at your own pace and see the sights relevant to you.

    The South Island roads are easy to navigate and safe to drive and the local folk are exceptionally hospitable to international guests. Take advantage of their expertise and we’ll make the most of your stay in New Zealand.


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    Good stuff Jim!!!

    Folks I can attest personally to Jim's operation, work ethic, and the amount of areas and game being second to none in NZ!!
     

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    I would love to return to New Zealand! Very nice looking operation and some magnificent trophies!
    The trout fishing is one of the big attractions for me.
    If anyone does one of these hunts, you need to take the family, stay an extra week or two and see some of the sights. It is a grand country to visit!
     

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    Maybe give it another Try Greyfox I have just notified my website manager also. alternatively you can email me direct jim@newzealandsafaris.com
     

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    Thanks mate appreciate it.
     

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    I would be happy to put another adventure together for you ridge walker.
     
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    Jim, it’s on my bucket list to return. My youngest granddaughter is becoming my hunting bud and I think she could be easily convinced to come with me.
     

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    Here’s my hunting buddy, my daughter at 10 yrs in May last year finally I had a spare day and she got her first Tahr on one of my properties. 340 yards 7 year old Bull. I had it mounted and wrapped it on the wall for Christmas morning. So I here you there mate. Now my 5 year old boy wants to hunt a black bear, what is it with my kids how about we start on rabbits or wallabies!!
     
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    Very good presentation of information. Alot of great details here. Of everything presented the wing shooting really got me excited. Definitely need to make this hunt happen.
     
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