Free Range Red Stag Hunting
We have partnered with some great outfitters for free range red stag hunting around the world.
Free Range Red Stag Hunting
If a fair chase, free range red stag hunting is what you’re after, we’ve got some great ones in Europe, South America and New Zealand!
Outfitters: LMHR1, TGBO1
Free Range Red Stag Hunts in Argentina
This is an affordable trophy, free range Argentina red stag hunt.
This outfitter will customize your Argentina stag hunt according to your goals and appoint a personal hunting guide who will do his utmost to provide an unforgettable hunting experience. Communication is not a problem as there will always be someone speaking English, Spanish and German in the hunting group.
Most hunters come for the superb Argentina red Stags, but there are many different native and exotic species to hunt here, including: puma (mountain lion); wild boar; wild goats; water buffalo; blackbuck; European mouflon; axis deer; fallow; Texas dall sheep; Scottish blackface ram; multi-horned/four horned ram; white lipped peccary; collared peccary (javelina); capybara; and brown brocket deer.
Outfitters: HYH1, NZS1
Free Range New Zealand Red Stag Hunts
These are proper wild, free range stags. This is not a high fence hunt, nor are these released deer!
New Zealand is a beautiful country, and hunting wild red stags is one of the best ways we can think of to experience it. These free range red stag hunts take place on private properties (low fence) throughout the South Island of New Zealand. These working sheep and cattle ranches that you’ll be hunting range in size from 10,000 to 60,000 acres, and are generally open hill country, with some more mountainous country. The main hunting area is 20,000 acres and around four hours drive from Christchurch city. These properties also have good numbers of free ranging chamois, tahr, and some fallow deer, and they can easily be added onto your stag hunt.
All of the hunting areas have good 4×4 road access, and hunting is spot and stalk style. You will leave the camp every day in the vehicle and locate and stalk stags on foot. Hunts are generally 5 days, but can be extended for those wishing to hunt multiple species. Best dates are from 20th March through to Around 20th April. The peak of the rut is normally the first two weeks of April.
Our outfitters limit harvest to ensure quality and high numbers of their wild herds. Many hunts are done from horseback, but that isn’t for you, 4×4 trucks and Polaris ATVs are also available. You will spend a lot of time glassing for a good bull and once one is spotted, a stalk will be planned.
Stags range from 8-16 points (4×4 to 8×8), and average mid to high 200″ class.
- This is a special hunt on private ground holding a great number of wild, trophy bulls.
- Hunting Season is late February through the end of August.
- Prime ‘roar’/rut takes place between late March through to mid April.
- During the rut, calling is used and sometimes you will hunt over bait.
- Stags are born and bred wild stags. They range from 8-16 points (4×4 to 8×8) averaging mid- to high 200″ class.
- High success rate-100% opportunity on rifle hunts.
- Can easily be combined with tahr, chamois, and fallow deer. *also free range
- You’ll be hunting the South Island.
- A good to moderate level of fitness is helpful on this hunt.
- Non hunters and kids are welcome as well. This is a great family vacation. *Be sure to let us know far in advance so that we can get you on the right ranch for this situation.
Traditional Stag Hunts in the Scottish Highlands
Hunting in Scotland is a once in a lifetime experience and we highly recommend it. If you have never heard the roar of the red stag across the highlands then you are missing out on an awesome hunting experience.
Scotland offers some spectacular free range red stag hunting in the Highlands. The stags aren’t as large, but the experience is amazing!
- 100% wild, free range red stag hunting in the Scottish Highlands.
- Hunting in Scotland takes place August through October 2oth.
- Traditional European walk-and-stalk hunt with success rates.
- Good combo hunt: red stag; sika deer; roe buck; walk-up or driven grouse; or rough shooting. There are a number of packages available.
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It was a great stag hunt with a top notch outfitter. The food, accommodations and hunting well exceed the expectations I had for this trip. This was the first guided hunt I have ever went on and I was not disappointed. The abundance of game really surprised me and we encountered stags every time in the field.
I can’t say enough about my stalker Scott. He was interesting, entertaining, and a first rate stalker. He worked hard for the animals we were able to harvest and cares about his wildlife. This is a genuine bucket list trip, and we will definitely return for another. There was plenty of trails for my wife to hike right from the hotel,while I was hunting. The ladies who owned the Whitebridge Inn were fun, helpful, and a joy to visit with. Overall, we are really glad they used this resource for our hunt. Valerie is taking care of the trophies to ship, and am looking forward to receiving them.
This was our first hunt abroad, and our Outdoors International Consultant, Mat was patient and explained all aspects of the trip. When an issue arose during, I was able to contact Mat and it was resolved immediately. I highly recommend and look forward to working with Outdoors International for future trips.
I very much enjoyed meeting Mat Cervantes in person on my stag hunt in Argentina. He initially contacted me when I was searching for a fallow hunt in Europe, which I plan to hunt soon. He was impressive and helpful. My goal was to find a booking agent who could handle all these hunts for me. I have found that agent in Mat. I would gladly share a camp with him again.
I shot my Scottish red stag in the middle of a roar as he had paused from trotting after the hinds coming up up and clearing a hill with just enough of him showing so I could put my bullet where the neck joins the spine! He went down dead. Cold and soaking wet the water was slouching in my boots and the magnificent Stag was down! What fun!
Saw a fair number of red deer before an opportunity arose for a stalk. Unsuccessful on day one as conditions were difficult and the deer are smart. Day two began in same fashion. Animals including stags were spotted by glassing and a plan was formulated for approach. After a lengthy uphill hike a pair of stags was spotted bedded down. The stalker and I then proceeded with the final stalk which largely involved slowly crawling so as not to be detected. We eventually gained a position slightly above them at a distance of about 80 m. The stalker deployed the rifle and I positioned to be able to take the shot. The animals were bedded and it was determined that a neck shot was most viable. The red stag needed to stand to present that shot. after maintaining position for approx. 45 m the second stag arose and began moving about. Stalker whispered that if he got close enough to the target stag that animal would get up. That happened and he did. Stalker whispered “neck”, I fired and the stag immediately dropped. Successful stalk .
This traditional, free range stag hunt will be one that gets marked off my bucket list. Scotland is an amazingly beautiful country. The hunt is strenuous and exhausting so you need to be in pretty good shape. There were 6 other people at the lodge with us and they were group of people. Everyone that keeps the lodge going from day to day. They are the best ever. Anything and everything was taken care of and attended to. Breakfast every morning, lunches made for everyone and an amazingly delicious dinner every evening. Could not have asked for anything more. I would recommend using Outdoors International for a Scottish hunt.
Overall I would highly recommend this hunt and this lodge to all of my hunting friends. It was an incredibly relaxing 4 days spent in very beautiful surroundings. It must also be noted that the location of the lodge afforded excellent site seeing and shopping opportunities. One of the best ‘hunting trips’ I’ve been fortunate enough to experience.
God has blessed me so many times with amazing experiences and success while bowhunting, and this red stag was no exception. To be honest, I often ask him ‘why?’….He has a plan for all of us, we just have to open our hearts and listen. Be true to yourself, and always give him the glory.