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The Wild Beyond
Being brought up in the mountains surrounding Wanaka has given Cam an addiction to all things hunting and outdoors.
A highly experienced hunting guide and being very passionate about sustainable hunting, Cam regularly donates his time to our NZ Tahr Foundation and Heritage Red Deer Foundation, while also making him very selective about the animals we harvest.
With 20 years of guiding, both hunting and back country skiing are the reason for Cam’s emphasis on customer service and client safety. It’s not just about the animals you’ll harvest with Cam, it’s about the whole journey and the memories created from start to finish.
Growing up in the remote and sparsely populated area of Haast has meant Ewan has simply grown up immersed in hunting.
Encyclopaedic knowledge of animal habits and whereabouts throughout the seasons, has made Ewan the preferred choice of guide for a number of New Zealand’s most renowned outfitters.
Ewan is one of the most experienced guides in the country, and also extremely successful in his personal hunting. He also possesses a wicked sense of humour that will keep you on your toes and highly entertained throughout your New Zealand hunting journey. Ewan is perfect if you’re after a serious hunter with a personality second to none.
A Southern Lakes Safaris specialty, these are the hunts we live for. Flying into our public land concession, situated in New Zealand’s most remote and scenic public land hunting grounds, we’ve spent our whole lives gaining the knowledge to be able to make our clients successful in harvesting a truly mature tahr or chamois on public land.
We can adapt these trips to virtually any level of fitness and sense of adventure, but a good base level of fitness will see you enjoy this hunt soo much more. We are proud to say we are the only New Zealand outfitter serious enough about mountain hunting, that we have our concession directly with the New Zealand Government, and that our guides have high level avalanche qualifications and experience.
“I have hunted with Ewan of Southern Lakes Safaris multiple times solo and with a friend and have always came away with unparalleled hunting experiences. Ewan has tailored the hunts perfectly to our requests from fly in helicopter hunts for Chamois and Tahr to hike in backpack camping hunts for free range Stag. Southern Lakes Safaris has provided us the completely catered style hunt while also guiding on us on hunts where we have wanted more of a “do it yourself” experience. With Southern Lakes you will get the type of hunt and experience YOU want whereas with so many other outfitters I have experienced in the past the hunt is dictated on their terms.
I love having an owner/operator/guide who truly is a hunter’s hunter who is just as passionate about the hunt as I am and not just someone doing a job to make money. If you want to experience the “Real and Wild New Zealand” I would highly recommend Southern Lakes Safaris.”
— BRENDT SHERIDAN – FENNVILLE, MICHIGAN, USA