Upper Clutha Branch Hunts Course: Final Segment Recap

Well, that’s a wrap for the 2023 Upper Clutha Branch Hunts course! Our final segment was an incredible experience, packed with learning and adventure. Katrina, Prairie, and Zane arrived at Glen Dene on Thursday night, eager to get started with their hunting expedition. We were fortunate to have Jamie available to guide Katrina and Zane, ... read more.

Posted: June 10, 2024 Tags: Category: Uncategorized

The Real Kiwi Experience

Who knows New Zealand better than our local hunting guides? If there’s time on your trip after the trophy hunting, let your guide share with you some of their favorite activities! From hunting nuisance animals to fishing, diving, even gold panning, or simply going to the local pub, these guides get out and “get amongst ... read more.

Posted: June 04, 2024 Tags: Categories: Backcountry Hut, Bowhunting, Fishing Otago New Zealand, Hunting

Game Girl Gourment

Where has the time gone? Its’s been a whole year since I lived in New Zealand, a place that truly stole my heart. From the crystal clear waters of Lake Hāwea to the gorgeous peaks that occupy almost every inch of the sky line, there wasn’t a signal part of this country that didn’t touch ... read more.

Posted: May 12, 2024 Tags: Category: Uncategorized

Good on you, Mike!

Congratulations to Mike Baczwaski, who joined us for an unforgettable hunt from April 16th to 22nd, 2023. During his time with us, Mike achieved an extraordinary feat, harvesting a magnificent Premium Gold Medal Red Stag with an impressive SCI score of 432. This remarkable trophy exemplifies the exceptional hunting experiences that await at Glen Dene. ... read more.

Posted: October 10, 2023 Tags: Category: Uncategorized

Venison Meatballs! Yum!

Venison mince and a meatball recipe. Our kitchen team said “yum” instantly and turned it into a delicious lunch with a little bit of a Glen Dene twist (pictured above). It was so good that we’ve made it for dinner twice, wowing our guests and getting requests for the recipe. You asked, so here it ... read more.

Posted: October 10, 2023 Tags: Category: Recipe

Gear List for 2024 – Be prepared!

Are you gearing up for an unforgettable hunting expedition at Glen Dene? We certainly are and we’re getting prepared with all the right gear to ensure your safety and the best possible results for your trip! To ensure your trip is both comfortable and successful, we’ve compiled a checklist of essential items to pack: Gear ... read more.

Posted: October 10, 2023 Tags: Categories: Featured, Hunting

A Qualmark Gold First!

We are thrilled to share some fantastic news with you: Qualmark’s Sustainable Tourism Business (STB) Criteria has achieved a remarkable milestone by becoming the first in New Zealand to attain GSTC-Recognised Status from the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). What this means for us here at Glen Dene Hunting and Fishing is that we can ... read more.

Posted: October 03, 2023 Tags: , Categories: Regenerative, Sustainability

Ewe missed out on a glorious day!

A few of us “ladies” got together on Saturday 5th August for a hunt courtesy of Richard and Sarah Burdon at Glen Dene Station. Eight of us (plus Higgie and Scott) met at dawn, paired up with our buddies, had a quick briefing, and off we went. I was really excited to be on a hunt ... read more.

Posted: September 26, 2023 Tags: Categories: Featured, Hunting, Testimonials

Glen Dene Ladies Hunt

On August 5th 2023 we have organised a Ladies Hunt at Glen Dene Station for the Upper Clutha Deerstalkers Association female members. We’re excited to offer this very special experience and can’t wait to host the women’s only day. Numbers will be restricted so make sure you contact the organisers today to ensure you don’t ... read more.

Posted: July 19, 2023 Tags: Category: Uncategorized

Honorary Members!

Sarah and I were recently awarded Honorary Membership of the Upper Clutha Deerstalkers in recognition and appreciation of our generosity over many years. We have made our stunning high country station, Glen Dene Station, available for Branch events, which we feel incredibly honoured to have done. Glen Dene, while it is our home and we ... read more.

Posted: July 19, 2023 Tags: Category: Uncategorized

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