Do We Hunt New Zealand Feral Sheep?
The feral sheep are so far and few between that few hunters specifically target them.
We used to hunt them for the meat of the young which is excellent eating and also for any big double curlies....which became very rare.
This is a picture from the mid 1970s of Woodstock sheep on the tops at about 5500 feet.
Being of merino stock these sheep can handle pretty rough high country.
Woollies & Winter & Hunting in New Zealand
Here's a pic from a chamois hunt I went on a couple of weeks ago.
Problem is that snow has fallen at least five times in October... which is pretty unusual for New Zealand considering it's supposed to be spring.
Actually the temperatures aren't too bad when this pic was taken...the powder snow was the problem.