New Zealand Tahr Hunt

Discussion in 'Hunting Australia & New Zealand' started by New Zealand Safaris, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. New Zealand Safaris

    New Zealand Safaris SPONSOR Since 2019 AH Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2014
    Messages:
    61
    Video/Photo:
    383
    Likes Received:
    79
    Location:
    Fairlie South Canterbury, New Zealand
    Member of:
    New Zealand Professional guides assoc, Safari Club international, Master Measurer, Dallas Safari Club
    Hunted:
    New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, Canada, U.S.A
    New Zealand Tahr Hunt

    Bull Tahr

    [​IMG]


    The King of the Southern Alps.


    Himalayan tahr are one of the most sought after alpine trophies in the world, with the mane of a lion, the strut of a grizzly bear…the mountains are his domain.

    [​IMG]


    Originally from the Himalayas, they adapted well to the Southern Alps of New Zealand and now rank among the best huntable tahr in the World. It is also our specialty!


    [​IMG]

    tahrdetail.png


    Tahr hunting with New Zealand Safaris

    Tahr hunting is what New Zealand Safaris has built our reputation on. Our tahr hunts are conducted on wild, free range, private wilderness area land, where we are foot hunting, not using helicopters. All of these privatewilderness areas are leased long-term and are exclusive to New Zealand Safaris. Our properties get you right in the heart of where the first tahr herds were liberated and thrive today. On these properties you'll find the highest tahr population numbers in the central South Island.



    Bull Tahr by New Zealand Safaris posted Feb 27, 2019 at 4:22 AM


    These properties have excellent mountian roads which allows us to cater to all levels of hunters. From glaciers to river valleys non-hunters have an opportunity to enjoy the scenery and watch the game.

    Our properties are all within 40 minutes of our main hunting lodge, or we can camp out in the back country cabins.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    HUNTING THE TAHR
    ...A Few Things To Know


    This hunt is suitable for all ages and ability due to the excellent road access. Our tahr hunts involve driving between 20-30 mins from the lodge (cabins are available if preferred on the properties) to one of four extensive areas from 15,000 - 47,000 acres into the valleys and on mountain passes where we glass and spot from the truck.

    Tahr hunting is similar to that of many sheep hunts around the world in that there is a lot of glassing from distance to first locate a mature bull, and to ascertain his age and trophy potential. In the earlier months the bulls will be down low seeking reprieve from the sun as they grow out their manes.

    Judging bull tahr is very exciting as they can appear from simply nowhere rolling there bodies like that of a grizzly bear showing his size and dominance to any challengers. On our hunts you can expect to see between 30-150 tahr a day with 5-15 trophy bulls. From here we then plan the stalk and the shot which can be between 100 - 350 yards+ depending on the hunter's ability.

    Averaging at 270 lbs these are truly magnificent animals and an amazing hunt in some of the most spectacular scenery you will ever see. If you truly value sheep hunting and the mountains and scenery that go hand in hand with this big game hunt, then you will love hunting with us, many bring the non hunter also to be in these amazing places. If clients would prefer we can utilize a helicopter for access up onto the tops for day hunts.

    The rut runs from around late May to the end of July with hunting from February to the end of November.



    Hunting Tahr in New Zealand by New Zealand Safaris posted Feb 27, 2019 at 4:22 AM
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 2, 2019

  2. johnnyblues

    johnnyblues AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2013
    Messages:
    5,856
    Video/Photo:
    86
    Likes Received:
    4,922
    Location:
    Seaford NY
    Hunted:
    USA, ALASKA Canada, New Zealand, Mexico Africa.
    One if not the best hunt in NZ, magnificent trophy with unbeatable scenery.
     

  3. 6.8KLR

    6.8KLR AH Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2017
    Messages:
    25
    Video/Photo:
    2
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    Lucerne Valley, CA
    Hunted:
    Canada, Mexico-- USA, Missouri, New Mexico, Colorado, Michigan, Indiana, Arizona, California, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana
    Can the meat be brought home to southern California ?
     

  4. New Zealand Safaris

    New Zealand Safaris SPONSOR Since 2019 AH Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2014
    Messages:
    61
    Video/Photo:
    383
    Likes Received:
    79
    Location:
    Fairlie South Canterbury, New Zealand
    Member of:
    New Zealand Professional guides assoc, Safari Club international, Master Measurer, Dallas Safari Club
    Hunted:
    New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, Canada, U.S.A
    Yes it can if prepared properly
     
    ArmyGrunt likes this.

  5. TFet

    TFet AH Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2019
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    32
    Hunted:
    Namibia, ZA
    A dream hunt! I hope to go in the future.
     
    New Zealand Safaris likes this.

  6. mark-hunter

    mark-hunter AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2016
    Messages:
    446
    Video/Photo:
    5
    Likes Received:
    311
    Hunted:
    Namibia - Kalahari, Namibia - Khomas highland
    What are the distances expected to take shot at Tahr?
    And what are reputable companies that can do dip and pack to ship the trophies?
     

  7. New Zealand Safaris

    New Zealand Safaris SPONSOR Since 2019 AH Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2014
    Messages:
    61
    Video/Photo:
    383
    Likes Received:
    79
    Location:
    Fairlie South Canterbury, New Zealand
    Member of:
    New Zealand Professional guides assoc, Safari Club international, Master Measurer, Dallas Safari Club
    Hunted:
    New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, Canada, U.S.A
    As this is all private land and depending on the time of year your interested in hunting we can drive up to ridge lines and the tips and hunt along there. I also have a place that does not get as much snow in winter that involves typically walking up a river valley. So shot distances is more about what the hunter is confident taking. Typical would be 200-300 yards, at times a hunter gets a good rest and is confident with no wind we can shoot out to 400 especially with my dial scopes. Tahr are one of the toughest animals on the planet so I prefer to take more ethical shots especially as they are not under constant hunting pressure like government land these bulls get a lot older and bigger. As far as dip and pack we use our own full time expeditor that exclusively exports trophies in a salted and prepared state.
     

  8. Witold Krzyżanowski

    Witold Krzyżanowski AH ENABLER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2013
    Messages:
    3,764
    Video/Photo:
    15
    Likes Received:
    1,720
    Location:
    Trzebiatów
    Member of:
    1977; Polish Hunting Assotiation
    Hunted:
    Namibia, Zimbabwe
    Nice animals and great trophies.
     

  9. PaulT

    PaulT AH Elite

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,022
    Video/Photo:
    143
    Likes Received:
    492
    Member of:
    S.C.I. International. Rowland Ward. Sporting shooters Association of Australia. Australian Deer Association.
    Hunted:
    Aus. N.Z & Zim.
    The most commonly underestimated values of a successful Tahr hunt is the meat.

    I have had Tahr back steak "on the hill" many times and in my opinion is the finest venison I have tasted. Not from an old Trophy bull, but as you would select from a managed herd of meat animals, shoot a 2 y.o nanny and chow down. Delicious.
     

  10. WAB

    WAB AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2015
    Messages:
    794
    Video/Photo:
    24
    Likes Received:
    1,231
    Location:
    Alabama
    Member of:
    DSC, NRA, SCI
    Hunted:
    Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Scotland, England, Canada, Alaska, Ireland
    Interesting, I tell folks the same thing about dall sheep. Although in the case of an old dall ram the meat is the best game meat I have ever tasted. On the other hand an old mountain goat tastes like an old goat!
     
    TFet likes this.

Share This Page

 
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice