Gary Herbert is your host, outfitter, guide and owner of New Zealand Mountain Hunting Limited. Gary was first introduced to the guiding industry in 1994 where he was employed by a New Zealand outfitting company as a packer/guide. In November 1995 and at the age of 22 he formed the company, New Zealand Mountain Hunting Limited. Gary is a member of the New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association and in conjunction with his hunting operation in New Zealand, has guided hunters through out the South Pacific, North America, Asia, Europe and England.
Gary Herbert's New Zealand Hunting has the reputation for providing international trophy hunters some of the best hunting opportunities throughout New Zealand.
"We own our own hunting area in the heart of the Southern Alps, located in one of the best areas in New Zealand for Red Stag, Tahr, Chamois, Fallow and Wapiti. In conjunction with our own ranch we also lease four other ranches. These ranches have high numbers of resident Stag, Whitetail and Fallow. By having five ranches to hunt on we are not limited like most other New Zealand outfitting companies to only being able to hunt on one property. This means we are able to be more selective in the animals we harvest, hence the reason why our trophy quality is so high."
"Our guides are some of the most experienced hunters in the South Pacific. They work together as a team to increase your chances of finding that great trophy. During our off season (mid-August to December) most of our guides travel to North America to guide hunters in the States and British Colombia."
Hunting to me is more than a business, it's my life. If it's not the hunting season in New Zealand, I'm usually overseas guiding hunters for other companies, hunting for myself or arranging hunts for our next season.
I've been on both sides of the "fence" as the guide and client and I know what it feels like to be misled. I have one main motto in life and this is, I treat people the way I would like to be treated.
To us every hunter is different. Everybody has different hunting styles and preferred methods of hunting. All our hunts are custom designed to suit each hunter. We offer a number of different hunting methods.
-Hunting from our lodge each day for people who enjoy "home comforts" while hunting.
- 5000-7000ft spike camps for people wanting the more "remote" hunting experience.
- "Helicopter day hunts" from our lodge into our Wilderness area for people who want the "remote" hunting experience but who also like to have a few home comforts at night.
- Combination of the above three options.