I'm involved in the hunting business in New Zealand.
Here's a couple of pictures from a recent trip out counting tahr on a very large property.
Welcome to AH.
Great scenery. Thanks.
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Welcome to AH nzhuntinginfo! add your website to your signiture if you have one I would love to hunt there one day.
Wecome to AH. NZ is truely a beautiful country.
Enjoy the forum.
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Thanks for your welcoming responses.
I've been out and about lately.
We've had 5 decent snows in October which makes for tough hunting and dangerous if you're doing the alpine hunting after tahr and chamois.
A bit warmer than Africa I think.
Bet that snow helps with spotting those Chamois.
Your comment is correct more for mid-winter,and your are right for the moment because we have had a lot of late snow right into our spring.
But normally, spotting a chamois at this time of the year is very difficult because the landscape is more black than white.
I think that this is a good example of what you are talking about....easy to spot chamois.
If you can keep from sliding to the bottom it looks like a great opportunity.
Welcome to the forum, NZ is beautiful, so are the animals.
35 bore, Thanks for that.
Seems like a few guys on this forum are pretty experienced hunters...you hunters have been on trips all around the world.
I'm assuming from your name that you use one of those big gats.
The thought of a 35 bore makes me legs tremble unless of course you're using something to reduce the recoil
We don't really need to go above a standard .300 over here. Even the elks are really a thin skinned animal.
Probably the toughest number is a sambar stag.
This is what the mountains look like at the moment.
Fair comment and strictly speaking you're correct.
I was once given the job of cleaning up some wild cattle in the forests around Ajax swamp in the Catlands when I was working for the NZ Forest Service.
A truly wild mob and little known about.
We did em with .308 but I admit I bolted for the trees after firing. Actually the cows with their young were more dangerous.
I've got skinny legs...I can hardly carry the backsteaks these days.
That's why I try and hunt with the young and the restless.