Waitaki Valley School

Why Waitaki?

Foveran Deer Park


Deer farming became popular because venison is low fat and very healthy. Velvet (antlers) used for general well-being trophy hunting. Foveran became popular in the mid 1970s. Foveran became a trophy park because the world is full of hunters and they like to come to NZ because we have the biggest deer in the world. 40 hunting groups approximately 4-8 people in a group mostly American.


In the future I think Foveran will become bigger and stronger as deer farming and trophy hunting become more popular. We plan to build lakes to increase our irrigation. Deer prices should improve because of the health benefits to people from eating venison. Tourism will increase with our trophy hunting becoming popular.