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Wilderness Trophy Hunting
New Zealand

Our Story

Marcus and Kaylyn live on the West Coast of the South Island, 1/2 hour north of popular tourist destination Franz Josef Glacier, truly a stunning and scenic part of the world to call home.  What’s better, they live right in the heart of Tahr and Chamois country.
Nestled under the foot of the Southern Alps we operate a 300 acre deer farm.  This keeps them fairly busy but there is always time for hunting with Marcus’s two daughters Ella and Laura and their son Charlie.

Marcus Pinney

Marcus Pinney

Chief Guide

Marcus has had a life long passion for the outdoors and the game animals of New Zealand. He is a member of the New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association, New Zealand Deerstalkers Association, an executive member of the New Zealand chapter of Safari Club International and representative member of the New Zealand Tahr Foundation. In 2015 Marcus co authored “The Himalayan Tahr” the final volume of the New Zealand Big Game Record Series.
Marcus worked as a professional hunting guide for over 10 years throughout Australia, Canada and New Zealand for other outfitters before starting Wilderness Trophy Hunting New Zealand in 2007. Marcus is an experienced trophy hunter himself and has a great personal collection of trophies from throughout the South Pacific. Along with his interest in hunting, he has a long involvement in the New Zealand deer farming industry and currently farms Red, Fallow and Whitetail deer at Te Taho Deer Park.
Kaylyn Pinney

Kaylyn Pinney

Co host

Originally from the North Island, Kaylyn started out hunting Sika with her father in the Kaweka ranges from an early age. Her passion for hunting merged with her profession in 2014 when she began a doctoral degree on the Whitetail deer in the Wakatipu.