Subscriber J. Byrnes hunted red stag during the roar at Hassock Station in New Zealand.
By Justin Jones, Assistant Editor
Continuing subscribers may remember a 2009 report by New Zealand correspondent G. Morton, who hunted red stag with Hossack Station Trophy Hunting (011-64-3-324-3033; www.thehossack.co.nz
) in New Zealand. He filed a detailed accounting (Article 2447
) of both the hunting and the management there, telling readers that the ranch offers some of the best stag hunting on South Island, with a good possibility of finding top free-range trophies.
Now we have a subscriber report (10985
) on Hossack Station from subscriber J. Byrnes, who also gives an enthusiastic picture of the operation. He hunted in April with guide Willy Macdonald taking red stag and fallow deer on his five-day hunt. "My hunt at Hossack Station was one of the most enjoyable I've had in a long time," writes Byrnes. "I hunted with veteran African PH Willy Macdonald, now a guide at Hossack. I've hunted with him in Africa several times before, and his skills have translated well to New Zealand. He works very hard to secure the best trophies possible....