As a southern hemisphere country,
New Zealand’s seasons are the inverse of North America and Europe:
SUMMER December - February
AUTUMN March - May
WINTER June - August
SPRING September - November

In New Zealand, good rain gear is essential, along with binoculars, and a range finder is helpful,.Your guide will have a spotting scope. We can experience four seasons in one day so don’t forget you’ll need to be prepared

Good waterproof boots, with good ankle support and very good grip are a necessity., Gaiters to go over your boots and pants are recommended. Gaiters are amazing in our long grass and keep your boots and pants dry when crossing creeks and rivers.

In New Zealand, you can hunt year-round. However, the best time to hunt most species is from February until August.
The Red Stag are in the rut between March and April.
The Fallow Buck are in the rut during April.
The Tahr are best hunted at the end of April. This is when their capes are starting to fill out.
The Chamois are also best hunted around this time as they are starting to grow their winter capes.