Meet Reece, on his second free ranging and wild on foot tahr hunt with us, on our private land. On this hunt Reece got an 8 year old bull tahr, with 13 inch horns.
These properties have excellent mountain 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.
You can tell the age by counting the rings on the horns and the lamb tips. On a tahr hunt, a bull is considered mature and a trophy when he reaches 6 years old. On private land exclusive to New Zealand Safaris animals are not under constant hunting pressure so get time to reach maturity and their full potential which makes for some amazing tahr hunting.
When field judging on a tahr hunt, include factors such as body size, cape and colour are important after length of horns 12+ inches is considered a trophy.
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. If you are looking to plan a tahr hunt, get in touch with us.