Though Africa may be the top destination for big-game hunting, there are some awesome places to hunt elsewhere in the world.
Africa (justifiably) gets lots of attention for being an outstanding destination for big-game hunting. However, there are plenty of other places for a hunter to go if they're looking for an incredible adventure.
Indeed, many of these countries are misunderstood or under-the-radar destinations. Even so, they all offer great hunting opportunities for a wide range of big-game species.
Try one of these four on for size. They should end up satisfying your desire for an overseas hunt if you're not interested in an African safari.
New Zealand Red Stag Hunt
Though they're native to Europe, red deer are resilient and adaptable creatures. For this reason, they've thrived after being introduced to a number of different countries all over the world. With no natural predators and generally better nutrition, red deer grow to gigantic sizes in New Zealand. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that New Zealand is the crown jewel of red stag hunting outside of Europe.
In addition to a very large population of outstanding red stag trophies, New Zealand also offers excellent hunting for Himalayan Tahr, chamois, fallow deer and even wapiti (American elk) in some places.
New Zealand is also a stunningly beautiful country and would be a wonderful tourist destination even without the hunting opportunities.
Argentina Wild Boar Hunt
Though Argentina is perhaps best known for its fantastic dove hunting, the country also has some incredible big-game hunting and fishing opportunities. Red deer, fallow deer, wild boar and puma are just a few of the big-game animals hunters can pursue in Argentina.
Of these, hunting wild boar (especially with dogs), is perhaps one of the most adrenaline-filled experiences out there. That being said, you're not limited to hunting just wild boar in Argentina and they're an especially popular species to combine with a hunt for stag.
Russia Brown Bear Hunt
Russia is home to over 100,000 brown bears, which is more than all other countries in the world combined. Partly due to this, people strongly associate the bear with Russia as a symbol of the country.
It should come as no surprise that Russia offers outstanding hunting for brown bears. Though the remote Kamchatka Peninsula in far Eastern Russia is home to some of the largest brown bears in the world, it isn't the only place in the country where you can hunt bears. Russia's bear population isn't only large, but also widely distributed, as there are populations you can hunt all over the country.
England Fallow Deer Hunt
Introduced to England over a 1,000 years ago, fallow deer populations are well established in England and Scotland. Though they're not as large or as well-known as the red deer, fallow deer are still a beautiful animal and their large, palmated antlers are a great trophy for the successful hunter.
Traveling afar for big-game hunts is one of the coolest ways to experience all that hunting has to offer on this great planet of ours. Try one of these and you'll be sure to have a once-in-a-lifetime hunt.
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