Free-range Tahr Package

New Zealand

Package price

Package price

$4,500 $6,500 for 3 days, 1 hunter,
with Himalayan tahr included
US$ 4,500
US$ 6,500
This price includes:
Daily rate for 3 days
1 hunter
Himalayan tahr
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Membership of associations
Safari Club International, SCI Professional Hunting Guides Association New Zealand, NZPHGA

About this hunt

100% free range/ fair chase Tahr foot hunt – cabin style accommodation in the Southern Alpine mountains at $4,500. Bring an additional hunter for a second Tahr at half price! Southern Alps and includes New Zealand’s best and most exclusive hunting grounds for Himalayan tahr (also called thar) and alpine chamois. Our hunting methods match the level of fitness of individual hunters. We can take a helicopter daily from comfortable lodgings, or do wilderness spike camps. We also utilize private land concessions where access is by 4WD and accommodation is in alpine cabins - some complete with hot showers. Himalayan tahr were transplanted to New Zealand in 1904 and they have thrived in a habitat that is very similar to their native home in the Himalayan mountains. Tahr can be hunted all year round; however their pelts are at their best from May to September. Their rut period is May/June, during this time larger bulls are easier to locate as they join with the nannies. The Himalayan tahr in his full winter glory, with golden mane flowing in the wind, is arguably one of the most impressive game animals in the world. Their habitat makes them one of the most challenging and rewarding trophies to obtain. Hunting tahr is the highlight of many hunters’ visits to New Zealand. Additional management hunt on species of choice for no additional cost. Helicopter access can be arranged to the tahr and chamois hunting areas at an additional $1500-2500 USD p/hour.

Guided (Regular trip)
Rifle Hunting Stalking Bow Hunting Mountain Hunting

Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 - 30 Sep 2022

Where you will hunt

Territory

Fence type: Fenced

Territory size: 4 000 sq miles

Languages spoken by staff: English

Operating since: 1990 year


Structure by elevation

Plains: 10%

Hills: 60%

Mountains: 30%


Structure by landscape

Fields/Bush: 50%

Forest: 50%


Entertainment services

Fishing Excursions Relax at a day spa / salon Take a scenic flight through the majestic Southern Alps Laze in an outdoor fire furniced hot tub Enjoy some of the best gliding conditions on earth at Omarama Shop 'till you drop with Carla or one of our local shopping guides Visit the Little Blue Penguin colony at dusk Ski and snowboard at one of the world-class ski areas nearby Do a guided high-country horse trek Visit the spectacular Mt Cook region Experience a Victorian heritage / steampunk township

Where you will stay

Alpine cabins

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Facilities: Bathroom Swimming Pool Horse Riding

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How to get there

Navigation guidelines

We recommend you to fly into Queenstown International Airport where a transfer will be arranged to your base. We also offer the option of flying by helicopter to your base once you have arrived in New Zealand. This will provide the opportunity to incorporate some spectacular scenic viewing.

Nearest airport: Queenstown International Airport

Distance from airport: 3 hours

Transfer from airport: Yes

Transfer from railway: No

Other information

Gun rental: Yes

Vaccination required: No

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Terms

Price Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Transport on territory
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Guiding by PH
  • Field trophy preparation
  • Trophy measurement
  • Trophies
  • Hunting license
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Beverages/soft drinks
  • VAT included
  • Use of our firearms: no additional charge

Terms of Payment

  • Deposit: 25% based on trip price
  • Deposit deadline: 7 days after booking
  • Final payment: Onsite

Cancellation

  • With adequate notice, deposits can be credited to a future safari date. Our policy is:
  • 3 month notice full deposit credited to a future safari date,
  • 2 month notice 2/3 deposit credited to a future safari date,
  • 1 month notice 1/3 deposit credited to a future safari date,
  • Less than 1 month notice, no credit given to a future safari date.

Price DOES NOT include

  • Ammunition
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
  • Gun permits
  • Phone call charges
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Crating and expediting of trophies
  • Export documentation charges
  • Shipping and frighting of trophies
  • International travel and in some circumstances Domestic Travel
  • Helicopter access: $1500-2500 USD p/hour in tahr and chamois hunting areas
  • Insurance

Wounding

  • We will make every effort to locate and retrieve any wounded or lost trophy. Lost and wounded trophies where not recovered will be charged at 90% of the applicable trophy fee. However this fee will be reduced to 50% if the client harvests another comparable trophy at full fee.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Transport on territory
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Guiding by PH
  • Field trophy preparation
  • Trophy measurement
  • Trophies
  • Hunting license
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Beverages/soft drinks
  • VAT included
  • Use of our firearms: no additional charge

Price DOES NOT include

  • Ammunition
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
  • Gun permits
  • Phone call charges
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Crating and expediting of trophies
  • Export documentation charges
  • Shipping and frighting of trophies
  • International travel and in some circumstances Domestic Travel
  • Helicopter access: $1500-2500 USD p/hour in tahr and chamois hunting areas
  • Insurance

Terms of Payment

  • Deposit: 25% based on trip price
  • Deposit deadline: 7 days after booking
  • Final payment: Onsite

Cancellation

  • With adequate notice, deposits can be credited to a future safari date. Our policy is:
  • 3 month notice full deposit credited to a future safari date,
  • 2 month notice 2/3 deposit credited to a future safari date,
  • 1 month notice 1/3 deposit credited to a future safari date,
  • Less than 1 month notice, no credit given to a future safari date.

Wounding

  • We will make every effort to locate and retrieve any wounded or lost trophy. Lost and wounded trophies where not recovered will be charged at 90% of the applicable trophy fee. However this fee will be reduced to 50% if the client harvests another comparable trophy at full fee.

Reviews (8)

Richard and Vicky United States 10.0 of 10

We became life long friends. Of all the hunts I have been on this is the one I think of often.

We liked everything

We had to go home

Unique
Robert United States 10.0 of 10

New Zealand free range hunt

everything was fantastic, quality of animals[all free range}.friendly guides, great food and lodging and Carla arranging every detail from start to finish

getting sick on the first helicopter ride

Reliable High quality
Dave United States 10.0 of 10

Awesome adventure New Zealand

I loved it all. Absolutely an adventure of a life time. Great people, Great food, Great seanery and Great hunting. Nothing like it.

The only thing I didn't like is it didn't last long enough. Hahhaha. Time goes by way to fast lol.

Reliable High quality Good value for money Useful Unique
Derek United States 10.0 of 10

An outstandingly awesome place to hunt!!

Everything!!... Excellent game... Great people... Wonderful food...I came as a client but I left as good friends!

There wasn't a thing that I didn't like

Reliable High quality Good value for money Useful Unique
Chad United States 10.0 of 10

Customizable New Zealand Adventure

Carla, our outfitter, was incredible at making the adventure all that my wife and I wanted it to be. As I figured it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, I wanted to make the most of our time and resources. Somehow we accomplished everything that we had hoped without ever feeling rushed or pressured. Our PHs were knowledgeable, patient, and extremely accommodating. One of my favorite memories was kicking off our boots for a "tailgate" lunch in a picturesque valley complete with hot tea. The scenery was breathtaking, and the quantity and quality of the game was awe-inspiring. I have spent the better part of my life dreaming about hunting in New Zealand, and I will spend much more of it trying to get back.

Reliable High quality Good value for money Unique
Steve United States 9.7 of 10

Good hunting experience

The fact that they did everything they could to make sure that my hunt met or exceeded my expectations. Even after I was successful with two animals and my hunt was officially over they entertained me way beyond any place I’ve ever been

Reliable
Nick 9.0 of 10

Struggled at first to get the animals we wanted. But, in the end we took to great stags. The thar

Reliable Good value for money
Gary 10.0 of 10

Ours was a Donated Hunt we bought at the Safari Club Auction! Red Stag was the top Species on my Wife's Bucket List. so was also to be her 76th Birthday Present!

High quality
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