Travel Guard and Global Rescue protection insurances are highly recommended on all adventure travel trips. Speak with us when booking your trip for up-to-date details and cost.
Would you like to visit one of the most spectacular, breathtaking and pristine countries in the world? This is a perfect couples getaway with many activities for non-hunting guest such as hiking, sight-seeing, helicopter trips, horseback riding, golfing, gold-panning, jet-boating, river-rafting and shopping at a large number of art and craft outlets or the usual shopping centers.
The South Island of New Zealand is renowned for its mountains, lakes and glaciers. The Southern Alps run along the entire length of the Island with natural spectacles like Mount Cook, Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound, Tasman National Park and the famed Queenstown, home to bungee jumping, skiing and jet boating…save a little time to visit some of the small pubs and enjoy a few of the local beers. “Hey mate, have a DB draft and a burger!” I promise you will remember the warm, friendly people and sharing in the pride they have for their country; long after you remind yourself of the helicopter flights you took into the back country to pristine streams and catching double digit brown trout, or setting the helicopter down on a beautiful mountain top relaxing and having lunch…come experience New Zealand with us!
For approximately 3 decades Wes has worked exclusively with Alex and Cheryl Monahan of Doughboy Safaris. Among many other major accomplishments, Alex is a New Zealand Registered Professional Hunting Guide; this is of utmost importance when considering a trip to New Zealand. Wes has hunted and fished with the Monahan's many times previously on both the North and South Islands; although most of our hunts are conducted on the South Island near the town of Murchison. Free range and estate hunts are available for all big game species hunting in New Zealand with both archery and guns. What's more, we do not mix safari groups unless friends ask us to do so. When your safari dates are agreed on our calendar is filled. Alex and Cheryl completed the construction of their New Doughboy Valley Safari Lodge in the late 2,000's. The lodge was built of the highest standards offering private bedrooms with a million dollar view of the surrounding mountains. Just step out of your bedroom and follow the Red Stag's roaring.
2016 Holidays/2017 New Years' Specials! We are offering these special priced packages through the Dallas and Las Vegas SCI Conventions closing on February 4, 2017.
2017 New Zealand Red Stag, Tahr and Chamois Hunting Special:
7 nights lodging and 6 full days of hunting: $10,000.00. We are going to allow your non-hunting companion to accompany you at no additional charge. This also includes beautiful accommodations, meals, lodging, guides and all ground transportation from arrival in Nelson until departure from Nelson. This trip must be scheduled on available dates between May 1st and July 31st, 2017. Not included in this package are travel expenses, staff tips, gun permits (If you choose to bring your own gun. Use our rifles at no extra charge.), helicopter time if requested or required to hunt Tahr and Chamois. **PLEASE NOTE** the above package includes a Red Stag that scores up to 380 SCI points. Should you wish to upgrade your safari to include a Red Stag scoring 380 to 400 SCI points, add $2,000.00 to this package. Want to knock the ball out of the park? Upgrade to a 400 or better SCI scoring Red Stag and add $4,000.00 to our original package above.
Red Stag Roar Package:
5 days hunting and 6 nights lodging: $8,000.00. This includes a Red Stag scoring up to 380 SCI points, a gold medal Fallow Buck and a Arapawa Ram. Bring your non-hunting guest at no additional charge. The package price also includes meals, lodging, guides, airport reception and departure services, all ground transportation from arrival until departure, the use of our rifles, laundry services, beer and wine in moderation, and field care of your trophies. Not included in this package are your international travel expenses, staff tips, and gun permits if you choose to bring your own gun. Should you chose to upgrade your Stag to a bull scoring up to 400 points that will cost you $2,000.00 additional dollars. Bulls scoring over 400 points will cost $2,000.00 more dollars. This package is available from mid-February through April 2017.
Husband and Wife Combo Safari:
4 days hunting and 5 nights lodging: $7,000.00. This includes a Red Stag scoring 360-380 SCI points and a trophy Fallow Deer. This package is available February through April 2017. This includes everything our full service packages include.