REWRITING THE RECORD BOOK:
Darin and Candice Lewin, from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA visited New Zealand for a hunting Safari that will go down as one of the greatest ever in the record books. Two world records were smashed. Darin's Red Stag became the first ever to exceed SCI 600+ setting a whole new benchmark for the New Zealand hunting industry. Darin'sStag measured a staggering 615 4/8 A magnificant trophy that will remain at the top of the record book for some time. View the Life Size mount at the 2010 SCI Convention in Reno, Nevada. Well done Darin.
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Darin also took a new World Record in the South Pacific Wapiti (Non-typical/Estate.) catergory. This huge Elk measured SCI 541, which is a whole 51 inchs bigger than the previous #1 record, which was also held by a client of NZTHL (Bob Correa) It is unlikely that this record will be beaten for a long time, as Elk of this size are a rare and exceptional occurance. Congratulations to Darin.
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Given the quality and high ranking performance of Trophies taken with NZTHL, discerning hunters who are serious about these large trophies, should have no hesitation in contacting us to book your hunt of a lifetime.
Darin also took a Fallow Buck that ranks #3 and a Tahr that ranks #8. Quite a haul of huge Gold Medal Trophies.
Contact us if you are intersted to receive the video footage of these hunts.
A wonderful acheivement on a very fitting occasion.
Tim and Becky Kennedy from Austin, Texas, came to New Zealand to celebrate their 30th wedding aniversary, and certainly did so in style. Tim sucessfully harvested New Zealand's largest Red Stag for the 2007 season and now this deer is headed for Texas.
This outstanding acheivement is now recorded in the Safari Club International Record Book:
This trophy was a stunning symetrical head, carrying 35 points and main beams that were over 40 inchs long.
Tim also sucessfully hunted a fine Himalayan Tahr in the Mount Cook region.
Tim's magnificant Red Stag Trophy, just look at the mass up on top.
"THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM"
JIM PIALA's SCI #5 Arapawa Ram
Late summer is great time to bring the family, combine your hunt with some of New Zealand's fantastic sightseeing and outdoor activities.
There are several species that can be hunted at this time of year, and the High Country Fly Fishing is near its best. The King Salmon are starting to run in the Canterbury Rivers.
Early season Chamois hunting is supreme.
The 2007 season got off to a good start with several hunters taking advantage of warm summer conditions and long daylight hours.
Jim and Cathy Piala are repeat clients to NZTHL, this time buying a donated hunt, at the SCI Wisconsin Chapter's Banquet and Fundraiser. They come from Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Jim harvested a great Buck Chamois and also hunted Arapawa Sheep. His Arapawa Ram scored SCI 128 7/8, and is pending #5 in the South Pacific Record Book.
Well done to Jim and Cathy Piala.