Hunting in New Zealand is pretty much regulated by the property owners for their own properties. Because of this and through the excellent management techniques applied to the Rata Maire hunting reserve, some of the finest animals in the world can be hunted on a schedule that is controlled first by nature, then Tony Punch, and then your schedule. The hunter is not bound to a government-controlled hunting season or bag limit.
Getting Your Trophy Home:
At Rata Maire, your trophy will be expertly caped and the antlers prepared for shipping. Your cape will be sent to a taxidermist where it will be dipped; the antlers are cleaned then forwarded to a shipping agent. When your trophy is ready for shipping you will be contacted as to where you want it delivered.
Once your trophy is in the U.S. it must then be cleared through U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and then through Customs. From there, your trophy must be delivered to a USDA-approved taxidermist or tannery. From this point, it can be delivered to the taxidermist of your choice.