FAQ’s

WHAT DO THE PRICES INCLUDE?

All Monarch prices are inclusive of everything required while you and your trophies are in our care. This includes food, accommodation, trophy fees, any land access fees if necessary, guides, transfers, rifles and ammunition. Monarch offers exclusive access to New Zealand’s premium hunting on the most amazing high country stations in the South Island. This means quite simply we can guarantee the very best hunting experience for all budgets.

HOW BIG IS THE AREA I WILL BE HUNTING & IS IT FREE RANGE?

You will have access to our privately owned 26,000 acre wilderness or you can hunt our 4,500 acre block with estate style hunting. You also have access to 50,000 acres at privately owned Minaret Station. We also have access to a further four million acres including National Parks. We have world class hunting in all areas.

WHAT SORT OF FITNESS LEVEL DO I NEED?

We can tailor the hunts to match you fitness although you will need a medium level of fitness to pursue some stags or retrieve your trophy in the steep high country

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL FOR HUNTING IN NEW ZEALAND?

The best time for Hunting is Early February to late July

WHAT FIREARM PERMITS DO I NEED?

You don’t require a firearms permit when hunting with Monarch, as you will be accompanied by a Monarch guide that has a current NZ firearms license.

CAN I BRING MY OWN GUN OR BOW?

Yes! Absolutely. Despite popular opinion New Zealand is very welcoming of hunters and their equipment. We can assist you with the necessary police paperwork before you arrival. It is important, however, that you are aware of restrictions in your home country to bring your gun back as these are often stricter than bringing your gun to New Zealand. All our guides have quality firearms ranging from .270 and 300 win mag right thru to .338 Lapua Mag for those long range shooters. Bows can be transported to New Zealand as part of your baggage allowance.

HOW DO I GET MY TROPHY HOME?

We will introduce you to one of New Zealand’s most respected taxidermists. You can then decide whether you would like your trophy mounted here in New Zealand or the skin and antlers expedited and sent to you. The taxidermist will then work with you to ship your trophy home in the most cost effective and speedy method.

CAN I BRING MY FAMILY AND WIFE? NON HUNTERS?

We recognise that not everyone gets to go away on a hunting trip. In fact, the greatest majority of our clients are couples and families - nearly always with at least one non-hunter. We take as much time designing our hunting vacations around the non-hunters as the hunters. We ensure there is lots to do from sightseeing to adventure activities or just relaxing with maybe a spa treatment.

HOW DO I GET TO NEW ZEALAND & YOUR HUNTING AREA?

You can fly into Auckland or Christchurch with many of the major airlines. One of our team can assist you with the best way to get to New Zealand from anywhere in the world and we will offer you the best options of transfer when you arrive as part of the booking process. If you require information on driving in New Zealand or rental cars we can also supply this during your booking.

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“What an experience! Luke’s knowledge of the station we hunted and his consummate skills as a guide made for fantastic hunting.  We saw lots of game and two spectacular stags, one of which became mine. Thanks Luke and the Monarch staff for making my hunt of a lifetime happen. We will do this again!”

- Mark schuck -

Thank you Monarch and your excellent guides  for taking me on an amazing hunt during the Tahr rut. The scenery was spectacular and the quality of animals was second to none. Just what I wanted, a once in a lifetime Bull Tahr trophy, with a beautiful winter coat and lovely horns. I would highly recommend Monarch pursuits to any hunter wanting to secure their own Bull Tahr or Red Stag Trophy!

- CHRIS WAKEMAN -

Whether it was trophy hunting or meat harvesting, going hunting with Luke was a great time and really successful too. And the locations that Monarch takes you too were some of the best landscapes in New Zealand!!!! Our hunting adventure was a real experience in such a beautiful part of the world.

- Justin Long -


Thanks Luke! We had an awesome weekend. Jonty was pumped after shooting his first Red Stag and sticking his first pig.

- Chris Glassford -