In April 2018 we saw one of the heaviest early snows in the high country we have seen. For Alaskan Outfitter Jeff Burwell and family this could not have been better timing for tahr hunting with New Zealand Safaris.
All of our tahr hunts are on wild, free ranging, privately owned properties so we use trucks to drive and glass from river valleys and mountain passes. Normally April is still warm but this early snow meant the older bull tahr were inclined to come in earlier than normal to the edge of the nanny tahr groups. With their capes already getting thicker and darker, we expect the tahr hunting during the rut this year will produce some of the nicest capes we will see for many years.
Burwell Family Hunt Highlights:
Jeff’s son Chris took his first trophy animal of his hunting career; a wild free range 7 year old bull tahr, on foot. Jeff also took a huge and heavy based 7 year old bull tahr on our property commonly known as the ‘land of the giants’ after spending a night out high in one of our cabins. This is the real deal when it comes to genuine wild hunting for tahr in New Zealand with New Zealand Safaris.