Red Stag

Red Stag Red Deer were introduced into New Zealand in 1851. Red Deer live in herds of females, with young of both sexes, and a separate groups of stags. Their social system is strictly matriarchal. Toward the end of September, the onset of new antler growth forces stags to cast their…

Fallow Deer

Fallow Deer Introduced into New Zealand in 1864, Fallow Deer are the second most widespread of the deer species, after the Red. The Fallow stag is much smaller than the average mature Red Deer and seldom exceeds 3 feet at the shoulder. Color variation in animals of both sexes is…

Sika Deer

Sika Deer Our Sika Deer are descendants of three stags and three hinds that were shipped in 1904 from London by the Duke of Bedford as a gift to the New Zealand Government. Smaller and lighter in build than Red Deer, a mature Sika stag is about 3 feet at…

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Rata Maire Rata Maire is a world-class hunting facility in the central mountains of New Zealand’s North Island. This destination provides hunters from all over the world the opportunity to take world-class Red Stag, Fallow Deer and an abundance of other species in their natural habitat with fair chase conditions.…

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