New Zealand Red Stag & Himalayan Tahr hunt 2015 for members

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  1. New Zealand Safaris

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    Due to the enquiries New Zealand Safaris is going to offer 4 hunts for 2015, as a support to africahunting members. This is 5 hunting days, on private land including 1 Himalayan 12 inch + Bull Tahr, and 1 free range Red Stag or Estate Stag up to 350 S.C.I. @ $7500. Extra days and animals may be added. Dates will be between March-August 2015. Our large free range properties are well tracked meaning hunting is by vehicle/ foot, and you will have exclusive rights to that property during your hunt. If your looking to experience the true New Zealand hunting adventure with free range hunting specialists and enjoy great food, accommodation and friends then this is for you. Non hunters are more than welcome at $100.
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    Jim, since I am not up in scoring stags by SCI.
    Are the pictures in your post the size being offered in the post? 350 SCI?
     
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    Hi BRICKBURN here is a pic of a Red Deer from the SCI online Record Book it scored 329"
    This is a great Offer and if someone was to get a free range Stag scoring 350" it would put them in the book in the Top 10.
     

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    Hi Brickburn the first Red Stag photo is that of a pure free range Red Stag, a 7x6. On free range Stags we don't talk in S.C.I at all just points, as S.C.I was designed more so for Estate Stags that is based on pay per size. The second photo is up to 350 inches. We have offered the choice on two different Red Stags for the reason being that you can either hunt a pure free range Red Stag where it is as much about the hunt as the trophy. Or you can hunt typically larger Estate Red Stag which can be less challenging and you will see large numbers of Stags of all sizes from 300-400+ inches. If you would like to see more photos of Stags up to 350 inches or free range Stags shoot me an email and I can send you plenty more to help you out.
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    Jim - what other fees should one expect such as Helicopter for the Tahr? Also, what other activities for my wife such as fishing, shopping (hunting) for possum jackets, etc.? Thanks, John
     
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    John sorry for not clearly explaining myself. NO HELICOPTER FEES. Helicopters are used on government land only where it is spot and drop and shoot the Tahr/chamois. John this is private land, so no helicopters are used. We have excellent roads on the properties to glass from and to hunt from there. This type of country is rolling-steeper terrain with vegetation unlike the very Steep Southern Alps, hence helicopters. For your wife we have a few small towns that have great gift and tourist shops, they do sell possum stuff (it's a little $$), we can go out at night and shoot a few, get them tanned and you can make a purse for her. There's a few other attractions in the area, day train trips, hot air ballooning, jet boating, winery, lord of the rings tours, horse back riding, scenic flights over the glaciers. I can have a private tour guide with her if she would like, and help you with that planning according to how adventurous your good lady wants to be. Also with the fishing it depends on the time of year, most streams and rivers close late April but some are open all year but the fishing does slow down. It's good for non- hunters to come out for at least one day if they're interested because we really are in some amazing scenery, with wild animals and big sheep and cattle ranches around. Great for taking photos and sharing in a bit of the experience.
     
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    sounds amazing! in a few years i'll be looking to hunt another far away continent. NZ is one place i'd love to go.
     
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    I have been thinking about hunting New Zealand for some time now and I think this might be a great trip.

    I'd like to know more about the logistics as far as what's involved in getting guns in and the trophies home, etc.

    If anyone wants to consider joining forces for this trip, I'm all ears, and I am also open minded about extra animals and days.
     
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    Wow Jim what a great offer. (y)

    Now this give me something else to consider. :) How long is this offer on the table?

    I have been slow on my plans for 2015 as we have many topics on the table.

    What I am currently looking at for 2015.
    Here is the lineup so far. :D
    1. Wife would like to go to Ireland for 2 weeks
    2. Wife would like to go to Scotland for 2 weeks
    Or do a combo on the above and go for 3 weeks.
    3. I was looking at going to Australia for Water Buffalo.
    4. Purchase a new Pickup and drive to Alaska. 3 weeks trip for fishing and hunting. :)
     
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    We see her order of priority wants. But how does that list look with your choice of priority? I imagine hunting will be closer to the top :p

    i like water buff idea, personally
     
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    Haha James some tough decisions there mate, remember happy wife happy life!
    I have put this here for two reasons. Firstly I wanted to support the africahunting site as it's very informative and have had some great support from the members. Secondly I would also like to show members that there is excellent hunting (without being a mountain goat) in New Zealand available to those that wanted to hunt free range animals or combine both. Having been guiding for 10 years now, and also for other Outfitters I can personally guarantee we have exceptional Red Stag, Tahr, Fallow, Chamois and Sambar, bird, and wallaby hunting and the quality of animals and variety. So I will leave it here till I have 4 hunts booked which is fair I think at that price, I'm looking at this as a promotion to hunters. I have 3 hunts left. And as for Water Buffalo I'm away next Thursday over there to guide on the Buffalo which I have been doing also for the last 5 years. I will post photos mid August when I come back. The lease is over 2 million acres on aboriginal land and has been going for close to 30 years. I guide for an old friend of mine and also take my own clients there late season which works in well with the hunting in the South Island of New Zealand. I personally think it's one of the most under estimated hunts in the world, especially if you want to experience the true remote Outback of Australia with nice accommodation, and ALOT of quality free range Buffalo.
    I hope this helps, and your wife is more than welcome to come over. She can come on the hunts or we can keep here as busy as she would like to be sight seeing and shopping.
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    Firstly bringing in firearms. New Zealand is very easy to bring in sporting rifles. No military style rifles or handguns. I will send you a link and my address http://www.police.govt.nz/advice/firearms/visitors-firearms-licence-and-import-permits to fill out online a few weeks before you arrive. Before you come over you need to change over $25 NZ, this is the usual paper work fee. When you arrive at customs they will take you to the police desk and they check it out ( talk more about hunting than anything) and your good to go. Leaving the country with your firearm no problem, the most important thing is to make sure your boots are clean and your not bringing in any fruit into the country and put your boots on the top of your luggage because they will want to see. Flights are from San Fran (I like better) or L.A with Air New Zealand http://www.airnewzealand.com/book-online
    Alternatively you can fly with Qantas http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/flights-dallas/au/en direct Dallas-Sydney Australia-Christchurch. Hunters will use this if they have air miles to use but you need to possibly get a firearms permit to transit (some times you do or don't you know airports). Destination is Christchurch in the South Island where I will pick you up or alternatively you can fly into Timaru from the North Island which will cut out a two hour drive. Trophies. I field dress each animal and freeze or chill the capes until the end of the hunt where we will take them/you to one of two taxidermist we use. From there you can decide if you want to expedite or mount here. Costs are very comparable but this is you decision. The trophies with the help of the taxidermist will then be shipped to a clearing agent in your country then onto your taxidermist or courier to the closest depot to your home. Animals that are salted and expedited have to leave the country within 90 days. Shipping costs vary according to the size of the create but I can find out an approx. cost before hand if I know how Many trophies and destination. As far as extra animals and days that's not a problem. There are many other animals to experience hunting as some have different habits and leave in different topography. I personally recommend more is better if you can for the reason being that the experience of the hunt is important to us, and shorter days can sometime mean if we have a day of rain or strong winds we have to hunt in it which at times is not ideal. Putting in good glassing time can result in exceptional animals as they don't always stand out there waving look at me and can allow us to hunt multiple properties if we needed to for a particular animal. If we do finish early we have options like hunt other animals/birds, sightseeing or just relaxing. Wallaby shooting is always a favourite with my hunters when we have a day spare.
    Hopefully this helps, and any other questions are welcomed. From next Thursday (Wednesday in U.S) I will be flying to Australia in the Outback guiding on Buffalo for a few weeks so will be out of coverage.
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    I was looking over your website last night at work. Drooling a bit, I must say. I'll likely be making NZ my next big dream hunting destination. Magnificent animals in the photos. Are those exceptional specimen, or about what we'll find on average?
     
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    All the photos are from a good cross section that our hunters have harvested. I don't believe in selecting the very biggest of one species and only showing them, this builds unrealistic expectations and it's not what we are about. Old Mature animals that have excellent quality antlers or horns. We do get hunters that want to find a top ten or twenty S.C.I record book animal, and that is ok but you must allow extra days and be in good fitness. Murphy's law, when your after a monster you can't find him or he's on the very top of a mountain, when your just hunting there he is standing on the road. My client shot a huge bull tahr like that a few weeks ago, 300 yards from a mountain road we were on, and we were looking for Fallow Bucks. Then last weekend I took a buddy out to shoot a fallow doe for meat and saw the biggest free range Bucks I have seen all standing out in the cattle fields! The latest photos are on our Facebook site
    http://facebook.com/newzealand.safarisand I will update our web site when I get back from Australia.
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    Hey Jim - Great deal and one that would be great to bring the wife on. We've been discussing a combo Austraila/New Zealand hunt for a while. Buffalo/Scub bulls in Oz and off to NZ for Stag and Tahr. Sounds like you can cover both senarios. We were thinking if we did this, the wife would stay in Darwin and do the tourist thing will I was chasing buffalo, then we'd both head over to NZ. Do you have pic's of the accomodations?
     
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    Now you're talkin!

    That would be an awesome combo hunt.

    Australia has been in the bucket list since I was a kid.
     
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    That's a good idea or she could also stay in Cairns where the Great Barrier Reef and rain forest is. There's flights from Sydney or Brisbane to cairns regularly then from there you can fly up to Gove, then a small charter into camp. Either way works. This camp in Australia is the most remote Buffalo hunting over there, it will cost you around $1500-2000 more than some of the cheaper Buffalo hunts but like I said if you want wild Outback hunting, no cattle ranches, fences or house ect then this is the hunting experience for you with exceptionally high numbers and quality. Average age of the Bulls is around 20 years old. It's important hunters know this, like I say the hunting experience is as important as the trophy to me. This is why I hunt in places like this, good people, camp, animals and scenery. In the mornings and evenings you can sit out on the porch over looking the river and you might see the big Croc. He's over 18ft. Also good Barramundi fishing there and in the ocean and big Boars in the swamps and on old kills.
     

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    Those facebook picture are amazing. I wish I lived in such a paradise. I was scrolling down the page, and thought the pictures would never end. Truly magnificent animals you live with.
     
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    Any chance with a bow or would that be a waste of time?
     
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    Yes if you come with the right gear we will get a big trophy bull. These are not like African buffalo, they are nearly twice as big especially on this coastal areas, we have a lot of Trophy wild Bulls and taking our time for that right opportunity is the key when Bow hunting. I am currently in camp awaiting hunters now and there are some huge Bulls about especially with this last wet season there is so much grass around the bodies are massive. Please feel free to stay in contact as I will be back in coverage when I can but will post photos when I'm back in full coverage. Photos are Some cows on the drive in, look for fresh meat and today catching fish for camp and sighting in the 45/70 govt.
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