"Bob Kern and his expert crew are the “go-to-guys” for any hunt in the world - period! The team at the Hunting Consortium are the most experienced professionals in the hunting travel industry today. They have made my many hunting trips easier and smoother, not to mention successful. I trust their candid, straight forward advice and appreciate their personalized service. Sue and I think of them as family!" -Ray Paolucci
"When I have a question about a car, recipe, or the latest news, I use "Google." When I have a hunting; where, how, or what question, I call Bob or Rob Kern at the Hunting Consortium. No Guff! I've booked over 30 international hunts through the Hunting Consortium and fully intend to use their professional services far into the future!" -Jim Shockey
"During the past 5 years the Hunting Consortium has been the most invaluable resource a hunter could ask for.I have averaged over 150 hunting days in that time and many, if not most of those days were booked through The Hunting Consortium. Their knowledge and experience is unmatched in the hunting industry. I have always been pleased with the quality of the outfitters and the professional hunter’s and guides that Hunting Consortium have booked for me. I’ve hunted in Africa over a dozen times on hunts booked by the Hunting Consortium and every time I felt like I was hunting the premier area with one of the best outfitters and knowledgeable, helpful professional hunters. In Africa I have taken 158 different animals I couldn’t have accomplished that without the Hunting Consortium. I was on a hunting trip for over 6 weeks in the South Pacific which included a family vacation with my adult children and hunted with 5 different outfitters in 6 different areas in both New Zealand and Australia - a LOGISTICAL NIGHTMARE that the Hunting Consortium handled without a hitch. I finished that trip by hunting all of the species available to hunt in these locations besides one. EXTRAORDINARY SUCCESS on a single trip. The achievement I am most proud of though is my 21 day hunt in Spain where I took every animal that is currently available to hunt. Considering that the 7 Capra species were all free-range, this was very challenging but the Hunting Consortium put me in the best areas with best outfitters." -Rick Warren
"Everything about my many hunts and the coordination was first class! – Accommodations, hunting areas, equipment, service, etc. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and capable. Hunting Consortium is an absolute pleasure to hunt with - every time!" -Frank Pullano
"Wherever in the world my hunting dreams take me, I know that Corey and Bob will have everything well-organized. Their amazing knowledge and continuous research has put me in a position to take some truly extraordinary trophies, with the very best guides in the hunting world today. Nobody knows more about the game and the world of hunting than these guys and the travel team at the Hunting Consortium is unlike any I have ever used. They know from personal experience how to get someone into and out of the most remote places in the world and they keep up with the ever-changing regulations concerning hunting, firearms and travel options. This is the most “can-do” team I have ever worked with in hunting! They have risked their reputation and their very lives to blaze your trail. If you’re not booking with The Hunting Consortium, it’s most likely your loss and someone else’s gain. You sure can’t do any better - their word is good!" -Lary Knowlton
"I and my family owe many thanks to Bob, Margarete, Rob and the expert staff at the Hunting Consortium for so many memorable hunts in so many countries. It is hard to believe, but every hunt and trip has been characterized by the same qualities - superior service, with a can-do attitude, excellent operators, all arrangements on time and fulfilling everything promised. This is a great organization! I am looking forward to my next hunt with the Hunting Consortium." - Francisco Vizcaino Gutierrez
"Best in the business! I have entrusted more than 20 major hunts on 6 continents to Bob and his team at the Hunting Consortium and they have never failed me. Their knowledge and experience has been a great help to me. I can rely on them to know the best operator and the best area for every hunt I want to do and they handle the visas, gun permits, air tickets, hotels, and every other detail - it is a one-stop shop for me, allowing me to focus on my medical practice while Bob and his staff “make it happen” for my hunting trips around the world. They do EVERYTHING, and they do it really well!" -Dr. Bradford T. Black, M.D.
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This beautiful island country, not far from Australia in the South Pacific, is composed of two land masses- the North Island and the South Island. Together they are about the size of the state of Colorado. Because of its remoteness, New Zealand was one of the last places on earth settled by humans. Polynesians settled New Zealand around 1300, but Europeans, which now form the vast majority of the population, arrived in 1640. During its long isolation New Zealand developed is own distinctive fauna, mainly birds, many of which became extinct after the arrival of humans. The striking beauty of New Zealand’s mountains is unmatched in the South Pacific. These magnificent mountains were featured in the award-winning film trilogy Lord of the Rings.
There are no native game species in New Zealand, but the European settlers brought with them several favorite game species, such as red deer, fallow deer and Alpine chamois. In the succeeding centuries these introduced species have successfully spread out over both islands and are firmly established themselves. In New Zealand mountain game such as Alpine chamois and Himalayan tahr may be hunted under conditions similar to those in their native habitats in Europe and Asia.
New Zealand is today famous for its huge red stags – the product of generations of careful selective breeding on game ranches, which specialize in this species. New Zealand is also a major producer of venison for restaurants around the world. In recent decades many other popular game species have been introduced, specifically for hunting.
- European Red Deer
- European Fallow Deer
- Japanese Sika Deer
- American Wapiti
- Javan Rusa Deer
- Feral Boar
- Feral Goat
- Arapawa Sheep
- American Whitetail Deer
- Alpine Chamois
- Himalayan Tahr