Trophy chital stag hunt or meat hunt – Water Valley

Happy Hunting Adventures

Hunt Description

For an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Australia’s premier hunting reserve, look no further than Happy Hunting Adventures. Nestled within the renowned Water Valley in South Australia, our guided hunts offer an unparalleled opportunity to experience the thrill of the chase amidst breathtaking landscapes, all within 116,000 acre’s of premium hunting territory.

Led by expert hunter Bill Teffaha, each excursion promises an immersive and educational journey as you track down your desired prey. With over 20,000 deer spanning species such as Fallow, Red, Sambar, Rusa, and Chital, the reserve boasts some of the largest trophies in the country, ensuring an unforgettable hunting experience.

This particular hunt has a focus on getting you either a Chital stag, or meat animal (hind). The Chital deer, also known as the spotted deer or axis deer, is a medium-sized deer species native to the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan. It has a distinctive appearance characterized by a reddish-brown coat adorned with white spots, particularly prominent on its flanks. The underside of the body is usually white. Both males and females possess antlers, though those of males are typically larger and more elaborate.

In terms of size, Chital deer vary, but adult males typically weigh between 80 to 165 kilograms (176 to 364 pounds), while females are generally lighter, weighing around 50 to 100 kilograms (110 to 220 pounds). They have a graceful build with slender legs and a relatively long neck. Their diet mainly consists of grasses, shrubs, fruits, and leaves.

Chital deer are known for their agility and speed, making them capable of swiftly escaping predators. They’re social animals, often forming herds of varying sizes. These deer are also adaptable and can thrive in various habitats, including forests, grasslands, and open woodlands.

Accommodation & meals:

Your comfort is our priority, with cozy accommodation provided in a quaint house equipped with separate bedrooms, a comfortable lounge, dining area, hot showers, and essential amenities including WIFI and power access.

Indulge in hearty meals and refreshing beverages throughout your stay, with all culinary needs catered to (excluding alcohol). Transportation expenses are fully covered, ensuring hassle-free travel throughout the reserve.

Trophy and meat preparation:

We take care of all aspects of your hunt, from field preparations to trophy or meat processing, including capeing and salting capes/skins and boiling of skulls.

Pictures & Videos:

Plus, cherish the memories forever with all videos and pictures captured during your adventure conveniently stored on a USB and sent directly to you.

How we hunt:

Hunting opportunities abound throughout the day, from early morning until sunset. Our team adapts to your preferred hunting style, whether it’s long stalks in thick countryside, spot and stalk by vehicle, or sit and spot combined with long-distance shooting. Additionally, our property features a range where you can ensure your rifle is shooting straight or sharpen your skills.

As part of our commitment to providing a comprehensive hunting experience, we offer the added bonus of free shooting for foxes, hares, and rabbits, further enhancing your adventure and contributing to conservation efforts.

With a minimum two-day excursion, our guided hunts cater to all, including families with children under five who join free of charge. Don’t miss the opportunity for an extraordinary hunting experience with Happy Hunting Adventures. Book your adventure today and embark on the hunt of a lifetime.

Cost breakdown:

There are two parts of the hunting package. The guide fees and the animal fees. The cost of the trip is calculated as amounts of days (guide fees) + amount of animals shot (animal fees).

Guide fees

  • One hunter – $650.00 per person, per day (minimum two days)
  • Two hunters or more – $550.00 per person, per day (minimum two days)

Discount

Platinum members of the Australian Hunters Club get 10% off guiding fees.

Animal fees

  • Trophy animals* (antlered) $300 – $2000
  • Meat animals (does/hinds) $100 – $300

*Trophy animals come in all different shapes, sizes and quality. We offer management and cull stags/bucks for cheaper rates, world record trophies for higher rates and everything in between. Prior to the hunt you let us know what kind of animal you want to go after, and we will tailor the hunt to your specifications.

How to book:

To book a hunt or ask questions contact Bill by the phone number listed on this page. Given the remote location of the hunting zone you might need to send a text message or voicemail. Alternately you can send a message via the form below, however emails are checked periodically. Your best chance is to send a text or call.

Reviews

Most epic hunt to date

Rated 5.0 out of 5
27/04/2024

Hunting with Bill in Water Valley was incredible. Bill made me feel right at home straight away. His accommodation was the best I’ve seen in Water Valley to date. Clean, spacious and comfortable. Bills cooking was also amazing. He puts on an epic feed. The hunting was no different. Bill is a fantastic guide. Sharp of eye and wit. He’ll make you laugh and get you on to the monsters. Whether you are trying to bag that epic trophy, or learn a thing or two about hunting Bill is your guide!

Chris

Target animal:

Deer
(Chital)

Hunt type:

Trophy hunt, Meat hunt, Educational + hunt

Hunting styles available:

Stalking

State:

South Australia

Firearm/bow rental:

Yes (for an additional fee)

Weapon type:

1
1

Language spoken:

English

Airport transfers:

Yes (for an additional fee)

Railway transfer:

No

Price

For 2 days

$1300 regular price

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Included:

  • Guide fees
  • Accommodation is provided in a small house. Seperate bedrooms, comfortable lounge and dinning area. Hot showers, WIFI and power access.
  • All meals and beverages included (Not including alcohol )
  • All vehicles expenses on the property covered.
  • Field preparations and processing of trophies or meat animals taken (capeing and salting capes/skins, boiling of skulls)
  • Media package: All videos and pictures taken by the guide will be put on a USB and sent to you.
  • Rabbits and foxes

Not included:

  • Rifle
  • Ammunition
  • Hunting gear

Terms:

Deposit due prior to hunt
Deposit is non-refundable

Accommodation & Travel

Accommodation description

Your comfort is our priority, with cozy accommodation provided in a quaint house equipped with separate bedrooms, a comfortable lounge, dining area, hot showers, and essential amenities including WIFI and power access.

Indulge in hearty meals and refreshing beverages throughout your stay, with all culinary needs catered to (excluding alcohol). Transportation expenses are fully covered, ensuring hassle-free travel throughout the reserve.

Contact Happy Hunting Adventures about this hunt.

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(1) All inquiries are sent directly to the guide and it is the responsibility of the guide to get back to you. Hunting Trips Australia is an advertising platform only. We are not responsible for the hunting trip providers listed on our website. Any agreements or arrangements are solely between you and the provider. Conduct your own research before engaging in any hunting trips or transactions.

(2) Guides are often out hunting in remote locations and will not have access to emails or phone reception. For this reason, sometimes they can be slow in responding. Please be patient when waiting for a response.

(3) It is not uncommon for guides to be booked out 3-6 months in advance. Please keep that in mind when requesting prospective dates.

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Reviews

Most epic hunt to date

Rated 5.0 out of 5
27/04/2024

Hunting with Bill in Water Valley was incredible. Bill made me feel right at home straight away. His accommodation was the best I’ve seen in Water Valley to date. Clean, spacious and comfortable. Bills cooking was also amazing. He puts on an epic feed. The hunting was no different. Bill is a fantastic guide. Sharp of eye and wit. He’ll make you laugh and get you on to the monsters. Whether you are trying to bag that epic trophy, or learn a thing or two about hunting Bill is your guide!

Chris

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