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Basic Instincts Hunting and Fishing

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Address: P.O Box 70 Opotiki, Rotorua 3162, New Zealand
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+64 274 976 888

We provide Hunting or Fishing experiences and Cultural/Ecological...

We provide Hunting or Fishing experiences and Cultural/Ecological adventures for novices through to experts. With 35+ years experience in professional hunting, ecological research and outdoor education and training, the Team from Basic Instincts we can cater for all your hunting and fishing needs.

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Father and Son hunting experience - awesome

A fabulous, exciting and well planned day with the owners, Gary and Josh. It started with a cup of tea brewed over an open fire, and some basic lessons as both my Son and I were... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2016
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

A fabulous, exciting and well planned day with the owners, Gary and Josh. It started with a cup of tea brewed over an open fire, and some basic lessons as both my Son and I were total novices. Then shooting at targets with two different types of gun - all done with careful attention to safety. Coaching until shooting well... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

I contacted Basic Instincts and we arranged a morning of fly fishing and an afternoon of pig hunting, both which I had never done before. The fly fishing guide was really experienced and very friendly. We managed to catch a good size rainbow trout and the scenery and company was fantastic. The afternoon consisted of a BBQ lunch, then we... More 

1 Thank elliotpower
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

“Josh is very professional and very friendly to deal with, highly recommend. We had no hunting experiences at all but we had the most exciting day with Josh, everything was well planned from lovely BBQ lunch to playful training to real hunting. If you have no experience like me than Josh is one who not only point you to the... More 

1 Thank Aaronzhou
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

I sent my husband and his best mate to NZ for a day hunting trip. When organizing the trip the Director Zoe was very accommodating and helpful to assist me with their day out. The trip was a success. Zoe even took the liberty of arranging a restaurant to a cook them their dinner (the game they caught). I am... More 

1 Thank M S
Chesterfield, Michigan
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

I had the best experience with Basic Insticts Hunting! They are more than just a business, they are good people who made my dream a reality. I made the long trip back to the US with my dream Red Stag & memories with new friends that will last a lifetime.

3 Thank Tracy F
Herning, Denmark
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

This is the story of one of the best trips in my life (and not just hunting trips). Initially I was about to describe the whole experience with Basic Instincts when I realized after writing the first page that this would only interest me and my relatives, so here is the shortened version. We were four guys studying in New... More 

5 Thank SandroZecevic

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