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'Cervus elgphus nelsoni'

Elk are the largest round horned deer in the world and can weigh up to 1000 lbs and were introduced to New Zealand from North America in 1905, and are the biggest of the New Zealand deer species.  

Bull Elk antlers will often exceed sixty inches and exceed 6x6 (12 points).  New Zealand is regarded as one of the premier hunting destinations in the world to secure a big trophy Elk.

We hunt Elk from late February to September. The prime hunting season for an Elk Bull is during their Rut, which begins in March and goes until the end of April. During the Rut Bulls have a loud vocalization consisting of screams known as bugling, which can be heard for miles.