Backcountry New Zealand Hunting Guides
Backcountry New Zealand’s staff love the environments they live and work within. This page introduces you to some of the characters you will meet on your journey and adventure in New Zealand.
Lindsay Hayman (Legs) - Head Guide
Lindsay has been a keen hunter since he was a young boy and an Alpine hunter since he was 18. With extensive hunting experience throughout the South Island and Stewart Island, Lindsay has brought a wealth of experience to the Backcountry team. Lindsay has spent his working life as a farm manager for a number of remote ranches and through this has developed some fantastic relationships and hunting opportunities on private properties. Lindsay is keen to share these opportunities and experiences with his clients.
Donald is a New Zealand Legend in his own right. Respectably involved in New Zealand’s pioneering days of helicopter wild deer culling and live recovery, Donald has lived and breathed wild animals ever since. Having successfully guided thousands of clients onto ‘animals of a life time’, Donald is well respected globally as a top New Zealand hunting guide. Donald specializes in helicopter access free range hunting and game estate hunts. We are pleased to have Donald accessible as an asset to the Backcountry New Zealand hunting guides team.
Nigel directs the hunting operations and established the Backcountry New Zealand brand in 1998. Nigel has worked in a number of luxury fishing lodges in the South Island of New Zealand since 1985 and has been fishing guiding for over 20 years. His love of hunting and fishing in the South Island of New Zealand shows through in his desire to provide clients with an experience of a life time. Nigel will manage the organization of your hunt and stay in New Zealand, ensuring the quality of the experience.
Myriam assists in logistics around the hunting operations and adds all those special touches to your stay in New Zealand. Myriam also manages the financial elements of the company, and very much enjoys hosting visitors during their stay. As an experienced and certified Swiss ski instructor, Myriam is able to host non-hunting companions skiing or heli-skiing for those that wish to hunt during our winter months of June-August.