Wapiti Head

Wapiti Head

Wapiti Head

St Patricks day Wapiti Head, 1924

This Wapiti was shot in the Henry Saddle area of the Wapiti river in Fiordland on St Patricks day 1924, by John Deans.

This was the very first trophy head taken on the Eastern side of the main divide under license


John Deans (b. 1880 – 1974) was well known as an outdoorsman hunter and fisherman. The Wapiti river is at the head of the North West Arm of Lake Te Anau. In 1924 it was accessible by boat and walking track.

Map of the location this trophy was shot

Link to map of the location in Fiordland where this trophy was shot.

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