He writes, "This hunt with Aotearoa Safaris took place because I read about Hunting Report correspondent Greg Morton's adventures with that outfitter. (See Article ID 2128 and 2339.) I had dreamed of hunting New Zealand for years, but the cost had dampened my hopes. Greg's article in the October 2009 issue of The Hunting Report on free-range spot-and-stalk hunting for red stag, fallow deer and goats with Aotearoa Safaris sparked my interest. After contacting outfitter Glen Martin, I booked a hunt for March 1, 2010. My dream of a New Zealand hunt was fulfilled and more.
"Martin is an expert organizer and great person. John Ham is a farmer who owns the land and knows the animals and their habits. His brother, Bill, is a superb guide and great person. I had a fantastic hunt collecting my animals and have nothing but praise for the outfitter. This is not a pampered hunt with a fancy lodge, chef and wet bar, but a good, comfortable experience with good food and a cozy cabin and people who do their best to fulfill your dreams. All the people at Aotearoa Safaris went way beyond my expectations to make my hunt surpass my wildest dreams."
O'Malley's only caveat is that he recommends hunting in late March to April during the roar. He says he found plenty of animals of all sizes, but that the fallow deer was challenging due to hot weather and because the rut had not started. He encourages interested fellow subscribers to contact him for more information at 907-299-1540 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Although O'Malley says this was an affordable hunt, he does not provide costs. At........(continued)