In 2016 I traveled to New Zealand for the first time. It was the adventure of a lifetime. I had the good fortune to stay with Craig and Jenny Dempster of New Zealand Horn & Antler Safaris. I fulfilled hunting dreams beyond my wildest imagination and fell in love with this family and New Zealand itself. In 2019 I will be part of their team filming clients’ hunting adventures, hunting, and exploring more of New Zealand.
Craig and Jenny offer the avid hunter the opportunity to hunt for the best of NZ. An extraordinary country,NZ is known for its clean environment, breath taking scenery and an abundance of wildlife. It is one of the only countries in the world where you can hunt almost all species 365 days a year and 24 hours a day, with the exception of waterfowl, which you can hunt three months a year. This has been made possible due to New Zealand being a predator free nation, with ‘Man’ being the only method of controlling numbers.
”New Zealand is a destination that sits on the bucket list of many hunters, not just because of our many trophies, but in regard to our beautiful landscapes, scenery and the freshness of our land. When hunting in New Zealand you’ll be taken by your surroundings, from the west coast with its rain forests, to the east coast with its open land and beaches. The West Coasts Southern Alps are our chosen location for Bull Tahr and Chamois, this mountain range is what devides the East and West Coast of the Island and is only 6.5 hours away from our home, being the longest distance you will travel for your trophies. One question we get asked a lot while out in these mountains with our clients is about the water quality. We are proud to live in a country where the water that runs through our mountains is safe to drink straight from the stream.
A large number of our hunts are carried out on our private hunt block, just thirty minutes from our home. This is one of the great benefits of living in such a small country with a population of only 4.5 million (half the size of New York), as we do not have to travel for huge amounts of time to hunt. Our block is a natural landscape, made of mountain ranges, valleys and streams, covered in mountainous scrub and bush but also containing good driving tracks. In addition, they also service as a full service travel agency. As voted by more than 75,000 in the 2016 Travel Awards, New Zealand for the fourth time in a row, has taken the award for the best country in the world. Jenny & Craig have always postulated this, and believe that while the hunters of the party are out discovering the alluring mountain ranges, that those that opt not to hunt should still be taking the chance to see the tantalizing terrain” - Craig Dempster
Craig’s wife Jenny has lived in New Zealand all of her life and knows of all the beautiful destinations in the area. Jenny will sit down with you discussing your time frame, interests, hobbies and passions, planning a schedule that suits you.
Depending on all of the above criteria, day trips or week getaways can be designed. Whether you want a taste of the scenery and outdoors, or prefer a week filled with shopping, day spas and wine tasting, New Zealand Horn and Antler will grant you a trip to remember.
Join us for some of the best adventures of 2018