There are many trophy deer hunting outfitters here in New Zealand, so why would you hunt with Ample hunting?

Location, We are one of the closest New Zealand Hunting destinations from the USA, Just 75 minutes to the lodge from Auckland International Airport, (which is your only available international airport in New Zealand that you can fly to from the US.)  

Because of this you can hunt the day you arrive in New Zealand, you won't need to find a hotel in New Zealand to spend a night in before your hunt, also we are 2 to 4 hours closer than all South Island Destinations

“If you are looking for an unforgettable hunt in New Zealand don’t look further than AmpleHunting”
Nicole Pugliano Montana 2010 

Firstly we are experienced, not just with outfitting and guiding but also being guided, over my entire trophy hunting career I have had some great and not so great experiences with other outfitters both here and in the US it is with that invaluable experience we have taken the best of lessons learnt and applied only the good with our hunting business.

“This was a lifetime dream that has become reality for us, thanks to AmpleHunting”
Tim Cabay Alberta, Canada 2010

Describe your unique New Zealand Hunting Experience

The land makes us unique... we hunt Red Stags, Fallow Bucks, Rams, Goats and waterfowl on land that is our own; this property has been in our family for over 110 years, you could say we know it like the back our hand. Personally I have hunted here for nearly 40 years it is with that “local knowledge” that brings experience and great success.

“We left with six sets of horns and wonderful memories. BJ and Annabel did a great job of making our Hunting dreams come true, what a phenomenal time we had in New Zealand"
Roy and Angie Fowers Utah 2010

How would you describe your work ethic...?

We work very hard to ensure your New Zealand hunting experience is as good as it possibly can be, our attention to detail with personal requirements will be proven, a list of previous hunters whom have hunted here can be given to you on request so you can ask them the hard questions, this list of references will be updated each year so our most recent performance can be checked by you.

Can my New Zealand hunting tour be personalized...?

What we do here is exclusive to you, I have hunted in an environment where I felt as though I was competing with the other hunters in the lodge, this is your hunt and your experience and our job is to concentrate entirely on that.

Luxury lodgings and great cuisine.

A peaceful relaxing experience, comfortable beds great food and wine, we make no excuses for you maybe “gaining a little” while you stay with us.

Where do you hunt...?

With us you hunt! we don’t operate a small enclosure or back paddock adjacent to a Stag Farm, we hunt a vast area of approximately ten square miles in total and you can expect to see up to thirty Red deer on any given day, stags and hinds.

We hunt amongst mostly native New Zealand bush, willow and poplar plantation as well as some open country.

"How wild and smart these animals really are - can you get close enough before he sees you”
Wes Albert Canada 2010

How long are the flights to New Zealand...?

Flights from North America leave the West Coast and fly overnight to Auckland, New Zealand; this takes around 12 hours, a connecting domestic flight from Auckland to Gisborne takes 50 minutes, we offer complimentary domestic airport transfers, (pick up/drop off) so your guide will be waiting for you when you arrive and then a scenic 20 minute drive to the lodge where your hunting adventure will begin.

What about Guns and Hunting in New Zealand...?

New Zealand is undergoing change with the recent South Island event. New Zealand used to be a gun friendly country and bringing your firearms here was relatively easy. This is under review by the New Zealand authorities due to recent circumstances and it's probably best if you do not bring your own guns into the country.

We have rifles here which you are welcome to use, they are set up well, are accurate and have quality optics, a complimentary session on our rifle range prior to your trophy hunt is recommended. We recommend you use a caliber .270 or similar, 7ml mag. 300 mag. are ideal.

Your guide will advise you on shot distance and bullet placement most shots are 100—300 yards.

Limits on ammunition for international travel to New Zealand is 5kg’s (11 pounds) you would not require this amount, 40 rounds is adequate..