Epic Guided Hunting experience


Before or after your fishing charter, Why not add a few days hunting to your Epic Adventure!

Talk to us and let us help you plan and book an amazing high country guided hunting experience in some of New Zealands best landscapes.  From the coastal bush and hills around the East Cape of the North Island to the South Islands Southern Alps we can put together a truly Epic Adventure!

A decent animal seen during the roar this year

OPTIONS

Whether you are a relatively new or a hard core outdoors person the guides that epic work with are some of the best around.  Most locations have trophy class hunts available GOLD, SILVER BRONZE for Deer and Elk in season. They also offer trophy options for  other mountain species like Thar and Chamois. 

The areas where the hunts are offered also vary from Free Range bush and hill country to stations (large farms or ranch) and managed blocks.

Our East Cape based guide offers a full bush experience for the hardy where you build and sleep in your own bush bivy and chase wild pigs with specialist dogs.

Or we have plenty of options for guided hunts where a little luxury is provided with high end lodges and huts available.

The introduced Chamois are now fully at home across the South Island of New Zealand.

EPIC GUIDED HUNTING LOCATIONS

Epic has hunting guides that we work with across New Zealand

FAQs

How do I book an Epic Hunting Adventure?

If you would like to know more about pricing and packages please send us an email to info@epicadventures.co.nz or call +64 21 886 223

Do I need a gun license to hunt with Epic Adventures? 

No, if you are with a licensed guide you will be using his license. A full firearms training, refresher and sighting exercise is compulsory to ensure yours and our guides safety.

How much does it cost?

The Epic Hunting experiences vary in terms of cost significantly, if you are after a trophy animal then when you book or speak to us we will run you through the rates charged by the guides. If you are just wanting the experience and thrill or being in the bush or remote South Island high county and are simply after the experience then a day rate with a guide is very reasonably priced. Be aware if you choose to take a trophy animal additional fees will apply.

What time of year is best?

If you are after a trophy deer or Elk then you will need to be hunting before the drop their antlers; 

Red Deer and Elk – Late Feb -July (Mid March – end of April is the roar / rut)
Fallow deer – March  – July
Thar Chamois April – August
Pigs year round

Deer meat hunts are year round.

Will you help with planning a hunt around my Epic Fishing charter?

Yes, we will book your day(s) on the water with one of our world class skippers and based on what hunting experience you want we will plan the trip for you along with booking or recommending suitable accommodation.  Note: Our Fishing boats are located in the Coromandel and Bay of Islands. The nearest hunting experience is a long drive to Gisborne. Most are in the South Island of NZ so a flight is required unless you have a long vacation planned.