Hunting In Fiordland
With Red Deer and trophy Wapiti on offer Fiordland is a magical place to hunt.
Eddie Herrick shot the first moose in 1927 and it’s rumoured they’re still there today. “A Wild Moose Chase” by Ken Tustin is a great read giving a fantastic insight into the history of the release of the moose in Fiordland.
Trophy Wapati can be shot with many a fine head coming form the Fiordland area over many years. The ‘roar’ is as polpular today ast it has ever been and many a hunter would like to have their name on a trophy head. it is still achievable if you spend the time.
The Fiordland Wapiti Foundation spend countless hours ensuring the breed is as pure as it can be. And despite rumours of the helicopter boys taking out the best, as the legendary Dick Deaker attests; “They’re cunning sods that only seem to turn up in the roar and we don’t hunt then. If we see a true trophy animal at other times we normally leave it for the recreational hunter”.
Our vessels Tutoko and Tutoko II are a great base for working from and coming back to each night. It’s a great way to hunt in the wild and come home to some home comforts at night.