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.
Venison Bao Buns with Spicy Sprout Slaw
This recipe from the Wild Game Gourmet pairs gamey, rich venison with crunchy and tangy slaw. Original recipe can be found here. INGREDIENTS FOR THE VENISON 2 cups – apple juice (real apple juice is best) 1/2 cup – light soy sauce 1/2 – red onion, sliced thin 4 – garlic cloves, chopped 1/4 cup ... read more.
According to Petersen’s Hunting, “an elk tenderloin, or any venison loin for that matter, still pink in the middle and presented in a golden, flaky crust is a bar above any prized turkey or cooked goose when unwrapped as the centerpiece of Christmas dinner”. We agree and Christmas in the Burdon family often features venison, ... read more.
Our New Backcountry Cabin
Exploring our New Backcountry Cabin with Bre Lewis Roars ring through the mountains, stags in each valley echoing the challenges, attempting even more powerful utterances. The clash of antlers punctuates the guttural chorus as two stags locked in combat strain. The clatter of antlers gradually sounds more like a clang, almost metallic. Air thick with ... read more.
Alice Sanders, Glen Dene Hunt October 2021
We love hosting people on the HUNTS course every year. This year Alice Sanders was one of the attendees. Here’s her experience of the hunt. It’s almost impossible to sum the HUNTS course up in an A4 piece of paper given the vast experience and how much I love a yarn but I’ll try. Having ... read more.
WAO Aotearoa Summit 2021
We are passionate about sustainability here across all our businesses; The Camp, Cross Hill and Glen Dene Hunting & Fishing and Glen Dene Station. If you too are passionate about sustainability, our planet and people and want to learn how to implement regenerative practice, then the 2021 Aotearoa WAO Summit, held in Wanaka and Queenstown, ... read more.
We LOVE a good brunch get together here at Glen Dene Hunting and this ramped up version of eggs shakshuka is divine. Rich venison, creamy feta, Moroccan flavours, slightly runny eggs and all mopped up with crusty bread. YUMMM! Ingredients 3 Tbsp olive oil 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 pack Silver Fern Farms Premium ... read more.
Telford Student Visit 2021
Last month we were pleased to host the students from Telford, the agriculture arm of the Southern Institute of Technology. Glen Dene donated this hunting opportunity to Telford students with support from Raynardt and Will as guides. Thanks to these great students at for there efforts in helping farmers across Otago and South land while ... read more.
The Hunt for an 11-point Stag
We recently hosted Tony Pizzata from Sporting Shooter magazine for a hunt. Working with our guide Raynardt, Tony managed to bag an 11-pointer Red Stag on his trip. Tony plans to return next year, this time with his wife. In his words “she will be impressed” when talking about our new geo dome accommodation. Here’s ... read more.
Top Spa and Relaxation Activities in Wanaka
Top Spa and Relaxation Activities in Wanaka We know it’s not always about the hunt when our guests come hunting with us, especially for our non-hunting guests. When visiting Glen Dene Hunting & Fishing to hunt red stag, we know that most of our guests are here to explore our region and we host our ... read more.