About Ian

Ian Lowe is undoubtedly one of New Zealand’s most experienced professional hunting guides. Successfully guiding hunters since the late 17th century, Ian is best known for his happy, easy-going manner and his brilliant reputation as a 'people-person'.  

You've probably seen Ian in years gone by, working as the Head Guide with one of New Zealand's biggest outfitters. Since 2009, Ian's been operating independently to ensure that personal touch and commitment to clients that seems to have gone AWOL in the big camps.

You might have seen Ian on TV

Yep, despite not having much hair these days, Ian continues to feature on many TV shows in the US.  How? Let’s just say he got his lucky break when he still had hair. More recently he’s filmed six episodes with ‘Pigman the Series’ and before that, shows with Steve Le Blanc, Gus Gongemi, Wally Dallenbach, and plenty of other good sorts. 

A fair bit to do with the record books

Over the years Ian has guided on several World Record Red Stag, and top ten trophies with brilliant results and happy hunters. Can he do it again? You bet.  But we’re not going to get carried away tossing the ‘fancy record salad’ here because frankly – it’s more about what good things he’ll do for you. 

Teaching novices and young guns

Ian’s patience, know-how and experience in all things hunting is invaluable, and he loves to pass on what he’s learnt. So, if you’re new to trophy hunting you’ll be in good hands. His daughters, Georgina and Kari both shot their first deer at 8 years of age, and Georgina’s wish for her 16th birthday?  A red stag. Guess apples don’t fall far from the tree.

If you’d like to chat about a New Zealand hunt with Ian's Nine Yards Safaris, give us a call or send an enquiry.

 

 

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Good friend Steve Le Blanc

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A monster Sambar

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Another success for the brothers

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Good points and paddles

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Pigman takes on New Zealand

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Archery success with a 400+

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Gils fantastic 10 point Sika

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The walk was worth it

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Bottom fishing on Hookin Bull