American 'huntress' Sabrina Corgatelli to shoot stags in Central Otago next year
The "huntress" who caused international outrage for boasting about her killing conquests in Africa will hunt stags in Central Otago next year.
American Sabrina Corgatelli plans to visit New Zealand in April, when it is understood she will hunt at Glen Dene station in the Queenstown Lakes.
Corgatelli faced global backlash for boasting about her kills on a recent hunting trip to Africa.
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During her trip, she shot and posed with a giraffe, a wildebeest and an impala.
She taunted those mourning the recent death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, writing on Facebook: "To all the haters. Stay tuned, you're gonna have so much more to be pissed off about."
Corgatelli will lead a group of Americans for a stag hunting trip to New Zealand during the roar, the annual mating season for red deer.
She will be in New Zealand between April 7 and April 12.
Glen Dene Hunting and Fishing owner Richard Burdon he told Corgatelli on Facebook he looked forward to hosting the group at Glen Dene.
She replied: "I am looking forward to it also, Richard Burdon. It will be a fun trip."
The trip cost around $7000 per hunter.
Burdon would not discuss Corgatelli's visit, but defended her and other hunters who killed African wildlife.
"For many hunters around the world, it is a way of putting food on a family's table," he said.
"A lot of those guys are hunting with professionally trained hunting outfitters, and there are standards they have to meet.
"What's probably happened in the last week is some of these standards haven't been met. That's what has caused the frustration by the anti-hunters, but a lot of professional hunters are frustrated too."
Hunters in New Zealand followed an ethical code of standards.
When asked if Corgatelli and her group would have to adhere to them, he said they would.
Joining her will be American Mike Martineau, who also faces backlash for supporting Corgatelli and mocking hunting critics.
He runs a popular hunting blog titled 'Rack 'em Up,' where he describes himself as "a God fearing American who loves God, family, guns, and hunting."
He last visited New Zealand in March this year, where he shot stags at Glen Dene.
After receiving death threats this week, he responded to his critics on Facebook:
"If you have the balls to threaten to kill me and my family you better believe I won't hesitate to put a bullet between your eyes."