Charlie, usually done by foot...I ve hunted both the north and south island. When I did my tahr, it was a grueling hike up, although helicopters were available I was alot younger then and wanted to continue my " mtn hunts" the traditional way. Nowadays everyone seems to be dropped in by copter. NZ is a fabulous place to hunt. I hope to go back for a third time in the future.Reedy did you hike up those mountains every day or ride horses??
Now try the North Island....Different but still awesomeCharlie,
We rode some of the way in a polaris, but the rest was hiking, some of these were very steep, but others not too bad. NZ Safaris does offer horse hunting as well. NZ is an awesome place, like Johnny, I really hope to get back sooner than later.
That's funny. Never thought about that. But that's part of the reason why game thrives there. The scenary is breathtakingYou know I loved hunting in New Zealand, it was an awesome experience. But the one thing that I couldn't get used to was the fact that there are no large predators there. I just couldn't stop constantly looking over my shoulder
You plan on doing a full body mount on the Tahr?A few more pics to share, one is what I'll call the rainbow cloud, another of one of the many creeks/rivers in the area, and other is a pic of my guide/outfitter, Jim Gibson. Everything about NZ Safaris was great, from answering emails/calls, to answering many questions, from the time I was met at the airport to time of return, I was treated like a friend and a family member! If your thinking about NZ, look them up and give Jim a call, he is very knowledgeable and professional, will get you on the game, and is fun to be around!
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That's the fun part though If I ever get the chance to go back to NZ I will be looking at Sambar...Awsome trophy. I saw several while hunting with Shane...Man I have a bug for one! Not a good thing for me.Agreed, to beautiful not to, plus this may be a once in a lifetime animal for me. I would love to hunt them again, but I also have other critters on the radar for next time in NZ/Australia
I do like the look of your floor pedestal, its going to be hard to choose exactly how to mount it!