Free Range Himalayan Tahr Trophy Hunting New Zealand

HIMALAYAN TAHR

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NEW ZEALAND HAS THE WORLD'S BEST OPPORTUNITIES TO HUNT HIMALAYAN TAHR. THIS MAJESTIC BEAST TAKES PRIDE OF PLACE IN ANY TROPHY COLLECTION 



The magnificent bull tahr, in full winter costume is one of the most spectacular and sought after game in animals in the South Pacific, and is undoubtedly one of the World’s most impressive horned animals.

Regarded as the King of the Mountains, the tahr inhabits the highest mountain peaks and most rugged terrain of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Originally from Nepal and Tibet, the Himalayan Tahr was first released onto our highest mountain, Mt Cook in 1904. Tahr are prized not only for their horns, but also for their thick lion-like mane. A bull tahr can weigh as much as 300lbs has a dark body and copious amount of straw coloured hair that thickens and lengthens from late April.

With a broad chest and powerful shoulders for climbing its preferred habitat of bluff systems, tahr utilize difficult terrain to their advantage with the best bulls usually found on the steepest and most rugged country. The tahr is remarkably agile and one of the most difficult trophies to obtain - a tahr hunt will seriously test the skills of even the most seasoned world class hunter. The tahr rut extends from May through early August, but this hunt is seriously great fun and mind-blowing at any time of the year.

WILDERNESS TROPHY BULL TAHR HUNTS

Wilderness West Coast Tahr hunts are what we do best. With our long standing local knowledge, we know the very best locations to hunt for your Trophy Bull Tahr. On our hunts you can expect to see between 30-40 Bull Tahr a day with 5-10 trophy bulls.


New Zealand Tahr can be hunted year-round. Himalayan Tahr hunting is best here from February through November with peak rut hunting occurring May through early July. Bull Tahr are in their prized winter coats April through August and can be found in their summer coats in late October through March.


We use a helicopter to access the remote campsites within the Southern Alps, the flight is truly spectacular. 

Most of our hunting is within 1-2 hours walk from camp with a lot of time spent glassing for big mature bulls. This means even if your fitness levels are not quite what they used to be, we will find you your trophy bull.

PRIVATE LAND FREE-RANGE TROPHY BULL TAHR HUNTS

We also offer Private Land Hunting for free range Bull Tahr in the beautiful Rangitata Valley on the East Coast of the South Island.

If you would like a hunt that is a little easier on the body or if you are pressed for time then this is a great place to hunt. 
After a day out on the hill we head back to the homestead for a lovely meal and a good night's rest ready for the next adventure.





PRICING

*All listed Tahr hunt prices are approximate, subject to change, and listed in $USD.  Send us an enquiry to make a booking or for more information.


WILDERNESS TROPHY BULL TAHR HUNT


INCLUDES:

1 Trophy Bull Tahr

5 days 5 nights professionally guided

Helicopter flight

Transport

Pick up from Hokitika Airport

Preparation of trophies

DOC concession fees

2 Nights accommodation

Food & Beverages

Rifles provided at no charge

Ammunition



EXCLUDES:

Flight/Travel International or Domestic

Taxidermy, Expediting and Export Costs and shipping costs

Firearms licence $25NZ - must apply online atleast 3 month prior to travel (not required for bow hunters or those using our rifles)

Additional hunt days 

Non Hunter rates 

$7,000 USD

WILDERNESS TROPHY BULL TAHR + CHAMOIS COMBO HUNT


INCLUDES:

1 Trophy Bull Tahr

1 Trophy Alpine Chamois

7 days professionally guided

Helicopter flight

Transport

Pick up from Hokitika Airport

Preparation of trophies

DOC concession fees

2 Nights accommodation

Food & Beverages

Rifles provided at no charge

Ammunition


EXCLUDES:

Flight/Travel International or Domestic

Taxidermy, Expediting and Export Costs and shipping costs

Firearms licence $25NZ - must apply online atleast 3 month prior to travel (not required for bow hunters or those using our rifles)

Additional hunt days 

Non Hunter rates 

$10,000 USD

PRIVATE LAND FREE-RANGE TROPHY BULL TAHR HUNT


INCLUDES:

1 Trophy Bull Tahr

3 days professionally guided

Transport

Pick up from Christchurch Airport

Preparation of trophies

2 Nights accommodation

Food & Beverages

Rifles provided at no charge

Ammunition




EXCLUDES:

Flight/Travel International or Domestic

Taxidermy, Expediting and Export Costs and shipping costs

Firearms licence $25NZ - must apply online atleast 3 month prior to travel (not required for bow hunters or those using our rifles)

Additional hunt days 

Non Hunter rates 

$8,000 USD

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