May brings about the most challenging and exciting chamois hunting rut in New Zealand.
Chamois, the mountain Antelope are only found in isolated parts of the South Island. Jim Gibson & New Zealand Safaris has gained a world wide reputation of chamois hunting on wild animals on free range, low fence, on extensive high country properties that are privately owned and exclusive to New Zealand Safaris. Our chamois hunts are limited to 6 hunts per year across 3 properties encompassing 75,000 acres. By limiting the hunts per year we are able to implement a sustainable game management system along with the land owners which is unfortunately lacking in many parts of New Zealand. These animals are now highly valued and protected by both hunting outfitters and landowners. All of our hunting is accessed by 4×4 and is a traditional spot and stalk hunt, helicopters and local hunters are forbidden in these private areas.