Your Hosts - Mort and Mel Moon

Mort and Mel Moon
Owners/Professional Hunting Guide/Chef

Mort is your PH and Mel is your personal chef at Kuranui New Zealand hunting. For 20 years they have excelled at helping hunters realise their dream hunt.

Mort is a lifetime hunter and reputed as one of the most experienced guides in New Zealand after 40 years as a professional hunter shooting and live capturing deer in the remote New Zealand wilderness. He is passionate about the outdoors and the right to hunt and has spent many years teaching young or novice hunters the necessary basics of bush survival and the art of stalking Red deer in New Zealand bush country.

Ever the avid hunter his passion now is the thrill of tracking trophies for overseas guests, revelling in their excitement and sharing their adrenalin rush at the conclusion of a successful hunt. Scrupulously fair chase hunting at Kuranui epitomises the 'spot and stalk' technique he embraces. Game animals are not simply targets but trophies to be respected and outwitted living in this environment where cover and bush offers easy escape. Mort knows the Kuranui terrain and bush well and his ability to locate and close in on an animal is intuitive, reliable and uncanny. To hunt with Mort is to hunt with the best.

Mort is a member of the New Zealand Hunting Guides Association, Safari Club International, Dallas Safari Club, Houston Safari Club and is a SCI Master Measurer.

Mel has spent most of her life in hospitality and Tourism. She is a hunter and a chef and is passionate about the outdoors and presenting wholesome nutritious wild foods. She spent many years in the remote New Zealand bush cooking hearty meals over a roaring camp fire for groups of hungry hunters. This environment flamed her passion for New Zealand cuisine incorporating the succulent and healthy taste of the wild and matching this food with outstanding New Zealand beers and wine. She has many qualifications in both Hospitality and Tourism. Mel has extensive knowledge of local attractions and enjoys helping with sightseeing adventures and shopping excursions to complete an awesome New Zealand experience.


"Mort and Mel thanks for 5 wonderful days. We have eaten very well and had unforgettable hunting adventures. We've taken 6 completely unique trophies which we will display for the rest of our lives. Solveig enjoyed some relaxation, sitting in the sun reading or just looking at the magnificent landscape. She loved spotlighting possums. As others have written before us this is a place where you come as a guest and leave as an old friend. A special thank you from Solveig goes to you Mel for your company, hospitality and the good long conversations. Thanks as well from Bo and Rasmus to you Mort for your unending enthusiasm, telling us about the animals, plants and landscape as well as the first class guiding and hunting." Kindest Regards Bo, Solveig and Rasmus Jansen... Virum Denmark.

Voted Nebraska SCI Outfitter of the year 2008
Safari Club International Member
Safari Club International Member
New Zealand Professional Hunting Guide Member
Dallas Safari Club Member
  • Voted Nebraska SCI Outfitter of the year 2008
  • Safari Club International Member
  • Safari Club International Member
  • New Zealand Professional Hunting Guide Member
  • Dallas Safari Club Member
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