Himalayan Tahr, also known as ‘the king of the mountain’ in New Zealand Bull Tahr are only found in the South Island of New Zealand. The trophy Bull Tahr population heavily concentrated along the central part of the Island both West and East coasts. Judging a trophy Bull Tahr can be tricky in the warmer months, finding them alone can be a real challenge. You really need to look in heavy native cover, the older Bulls will seldom come out at all if it is hot, maybe making it to the fringes at dark and gone by first light. High quality optics are essential, using both binoculars and spotting scope, you pay for what you get in glass so there really is no substitute.
May is the beginning of the chamois rut, and our chamois first foot hunter of the year has arrived from Idaho, USA.
Air New Zealand has just announced that from 30th November 2018 there will be 3 direct flights a week flying from Chicago O’Hare to Auckland. This will be the first ever direct link partnering with United Airlines to the Eastern side of the United States. (more…)