Travel Visas & Firearms License
Things to watch out for when travelling to New Zealand in 2023 A trip of a lifetime to Glen Dene Hunting & Fishing in New Zealand is always an exciting experience to look forward to but before you get here some paperwork needs to be taken care of. We have put together some ... read more.
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Sweet & Spicy Venison Jerky
This super tasty venison jerky is sweet, smoky, and spicy. Prep Time: 15mins Cook Time: 4hrs Additional Time: 1 day Serving 8 Ingredients ½ cup teriyaki sauce ½ cup Worcestershire sauce ½ cup brown sugar ⅓ cup soy sauce 3 tablespoons liquid smoke flavoring 1 tablespoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon garlic salt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce 1 pound venison, cut into 1/4 thick strips Directions ... read more.
Venison Bacon Burger
Whether it’s a long hot summers day in New Zealand or snowing outside as you hang the Christmas stockings, you can’t go wrong with a venison bacon burger. These tasty, juicy venison burgers make a great change from normal beef patties. Prep Time: 20mins Cook Time: 20mins Additional Time: 20mins Total Time: 1 hour ... read more.
Woman’s Hunt on Glen Dene with Erica & Brenda
The Upper Clutha Ladies hunting group were unable to head away on their planned Hukarere hunting weekend, but they were able to organise an excellent day hunt after putting the idea to Richard Burdon at Glen Dene. Erica Phiskie writes about her experience. Brenda and I paired up and James the cameraman tagged along with ... read more.
Bacon-Wrapped Venison Tenderloin with Garlic Cream Sauce
Prep Time: 15mins Cook Time: 1hr 10mins Serving 6 Ingredients 6 thick slices bacon 2 (3/4 pound) venison tenderloin roasts 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided ¼ teaspoon onion powder, divided kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste 2 tablespoons butter 1 (8 ounce) package sliced cremini mushrooms 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon chopped green onion, or more to taste ½ cup heavy whipping cream, or more to taste Method Preheat ... read more.
Venison Salad with Blueberry
Rich blueberries make a tangy dressing that’s a perfect foil for the rich flavour of wild venison minute steaks. This is summer on a plate. Ingredients 75g pearl barley 1 garlic A handufl of rosemary, leaves only 2 wild venison minute steaks 125g blueberries 1 lemon 1 red onion 1 orange 100g baby leaf spinach ... read more.
First Time Hunt Story – David
In late March 2021 I had the pleasure of hunting for the first time. David, my partner had reserved a luxury glamping dome at Glen Dene Lodge in Lake Hawea. I had no idea what to expect, I asked myself, “could I even shoot a rifle?”. When we arrived at the domes I could immediately see ... read more.
Introducing Ollie – Hunter and Taxidermist
In March 2022 Olly Garland joined our team as our new in-house taxidermist! Along with his taxidermy skills, his background in high-end tourism and his passion for hunting and the outdoors makes him a perfect fit for Glen Dene Hunting and Fishing! Actually, that’s what drew Olly to Glen Dene Hunting and Fishing, and likewise, ... read more.
First-time hunters? No worries.
Hunting’s something you can do with no experience. Yes you heard that right. People are always shocked to discover that they can participate in a guided hunt at Glen Dene Hunting and Fishing with no previous firearm or hunting experience. Our highly trained, certified hunting guides are both capable and eager to teach any interested ... read more.