Our largest of the game animals in New Zealand hunting Bull Elk in New Zealand is growing in popularity. The species of Elk is the Rocky mountain with the only main free range herd isolated in the South Island’s Fiordland national park. Most international hunters now pursue their game on private hunting estates where superior trophy heads are found. Over the years careful management on Elk on private land has resulted in huge trophy bulls to hunt throughout the country. The Elk Bulls (males) are classed by the S.C.I scoring system in inches. Trophy heads range from 330-450+ inch heads both typical and non typical. The first release in 1905 was in George sound at the bottom of the South Island, where today they still are in good numbers although the Red deer blood lines have crossed with most.