West Coast - Hunting block - All year hunting

Listing #: 2529830536
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Business name: Fair chase hunting
Location: Kaniere
Westland
West Coast
About: Free range hunting on private land, non guided affordable self catered hunting. Taking bookings all year round.
Services offered: 500 plus hectares of private land, mixed bush, trails, clearings and rough pasture. Easy terrain. Hut available.
Availability: Unguided Red Deer and Pig hunting available all year round.
For people wanting to experience fair chase hunting on the West Coast.
Experience the challenge of stalking Red Deer and Pigs in native bush, clearings or bush edges.
Plenty of easy terrain, hunting on private land not far from Hokitika.
Great family hunting experiences. Spotlighting on private land ok.
About 3 K's to Lake Kaniere and the Westland Wilderness Trail cycleway goes right past the gate.

Daily rate per hunter $150.00 .
(incudes use of hut + 1 venison meat animal per hunter per booking (Min booking 2 days).

Extra venison meat animal $100 per animal.
Stags
Up to 8 points - $250 per animal
9 to 10 points - $500 per animal
11 to 12 points - $1000 per animal
13 to 15 points - $1500 per animal
16 points + - $2000 per animal
Pigs $50 per animal.

Bring your own quad bike.
Plenty of deer around.
Photos of deer were taken from the deck of the hut.
There are no guarantees of animals however as they are all feral and fair chase game.

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Just back from an amazing weekend away on Vern's block. Hut was really comfortable with everything we needed and awesome views of the valley below from the front deck. Vern was a great host, really friendly and helpful on where the animals might be hiding. Deer were plentiful and we came home with a huge stag. We're planning a return trip and would genuinely recommend this experience to anyone wanting a relaxing weekend away with an abundance of animals on your doorstep. Thanks heaps Vern.
pooky1975 (1584 1584 positive feedback) Address Verified Jun 2019  Thu 14 Oct
Hunting this weekend despite the weather was awesome, plenty of deer so no problem getting our feed, awesome hut with amazing views, great host with plenty of pointers to where the deer are. Cheers Vernon, we will definitely be seeing you again. AAA+
larrae (135 135 positive feedback)  Sun 26 Sep
Vern's block is a great West Coast experience. We had a successful father and son mid winter weekend. It's really great terrain, a mix of gentle slopes, recovering native forest and river flats. There are plenty of red deer and some pigs around. The hut is private, well set up with a great outlook up the valley. My son (13) shot his first deer after a good stalk, a healthy bush and grass fed red. If you are a hunter and want to introduce someone to hunting, then this is a winner.
kolhorn (43 43 positive feedback)  Mon 28 Jun
Had a fantastic hunting trip with my dad (70yr) and my son (10yr). Saw plenty of deer with two taken for the freezer. Great way of introducing my son to hunting. Highly recommended. Will definitely be back.
jporteous (3 3 positive feedback)  Fri 04 Jun
Just had 5 days hunting on verns block what an outstounding host and an awesome block heaps of deer plenty roaring awesome hut with everything you need we will definitely be back at some stage well worth the trip from matamata would be one of my best hunting trips in 40 years of hunting thanks vern
robklaus (156 156 positive feedback)  Thu 15 Apr
well worth a visit, very cosy well set up hut, great location, Vern is a very helpful fella and full of advice and information on where animals may likely be, that being said hes not guiding you on a hunt!, you are the one doing the hunting! which is what we wanted!, there are good animal numbers around and id be extremely surprised if you DIDNT at least see an animal, mixture of open bush and bush hunting, and open flats, Vern cheers buddy we will most definately be back, AAA+ Greg
khasan1 (174 174 positive feedback)  Sun 28 Feb
A mate and I had the pleasure of hunting Vern's block for a weekend. great bloke and great spot .Pleanty of land to hunt and great hut to be in if the weather close's in. will be back.Cheers David
ggsnguns (362 362 positive feedback)  Tue 01 Dec
Went on a father and son hunt a few weeks ago. We are not the most experienced but Verns explanation about the area and prime spots for locating animals made up for this. We had a great stalk just after first light and managed to secure some meat for the freezer. Highly recommended way to spend a couple days in the great outdoors WestCoast style. Hopefully we will be back in the near future. Thanks again!
mcoptom (46 46 positive feedback)  Thu 05 Nov
Great bush hunting and open flats. Awesome hut with a great view. Vern took the time to show me where some animals maybe hiding. Thanks Vern I would like to come back sometime. ???? Cheers Doug
sparkey277 (74 74 positive feedback)  Sun 01 Nov
We had a full adventure weekend at the block. Took the kids and cousins aiming to get them in front of animals and we couldn't be happier. Deer shot and pig sightings for the team. The block has lots of open land, bush edges and clearings to hunt. The hut was everything you need with amazing views. A classic West Coast location with plenty of animals. We all came away stoked with the adventure and gloating over our success. Memories for everyone.
baldylocks1 (3 3 positive feedback)  Mon 19 Oct
Amazing place to take the kids hunting. Easy access and loads of animals to keep the young ones interested. Amazing views from the very comfortable hut. Couldn’t ask for anything more. Will be back again in the future.
mssl2007 (30 30 positive feedback)  Mon 19 Oct
Cold called Vern on an unplanned road trip up West Coast with the wife. Had no hunting gear so it was a bit of a wing & a Prayer. Met Vern & Russel at a cafe & it was sorted. We had a couple of memorable nights & days on the block. Real West Coast hospitality here. Weather was against us for hunting. However plenty of other highlights to remember. Weka,Wee drink with Vern at the hut,Satilites at night,Local history from Russel. Being trusted to have the run of the property! : ) TY Rich & Brenda
dicked (209 209 positive feedback) Address Verified Jul 2018  Mon 07 Sep
Just back from a weekend trip to Vern's block. Great hut. plenty of valuable advice from Vern and great hunting even though the weather wasn't the best. An awesome time had by all. I though the previous review that said they saw 90 beasts was possibly bs. I'm now a believer.
jangst (29 29 positive feedback) Address Verified Aug 2018  Mon 07 Sep
Great area & good animals, will be back, Cheers Vern
gasfx (126 126 positive feedback)  Mon 17 Aug
Spent 3 nights at Verns hut with a mate. We had a fantastic weekend hunting. Seeing upwards of 12 deer directly below the hut certainly got the blood pumping. Vern is a wealth of knowledge and knows that block like the back of his hand. If you walk away empty handed then you might aswell buy some golf clubs on your way home then. Vern made us feel very welcome and made sure we were happy the whole time. Fantastic hut, good bastard host, and ripper hunting. Cheers Vern, Perry.
tarsha2252 (99 99 positive feedback)  Thu 09 Jul
Had a bloody good weekend at Verns with a mate. Verns not shy of putting you onto some animals and offers tips on how to hunt the various spots that are available there. The hut is an awesome little shack in a beautiful location. Between us we got 4 deer and 2 pigs but had the opportunity to polax more. we easily would have seen over 90 deer for the weekend. All in all a bloody great spot with awesome hospitality. I would highly recommend to anyone, I didn't want to leave the Valley.
benehunter8 (11 11 positive feedback)  Sat 04 Jul
Great spot to get away for the weekend hunting, bush hunting and open flats. Add to this a perfect sized hut with a great view and detailed information on where some animals maybe hiding = the perfect weekend. Thanks Vern we had a great weekend.
fordattack (191 191 positive feedback)  Mon 22 Jun
just back from a flying visit to Verns block, an awesome wkend & Vern cant do enough to make you welcome & help get you onto animals (but as he states it is unguided & free range which is what we wanted!) the hut is comfortable and plenty of room for the 2 of us, could probably fit 3-4 , pot belly running tank water with kitchen sink solar lights & a New Loo! hunting is either drive and walk or stalking if your keen lots of variety here! thanks Vern we'll be back!
l0adz (426 426 positive feedback)  Sun 08 Mar
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