3 Day Free-range Tahr Hunt

Otago, New Zealand

Package price

Package price

$5,995 $8,250 for 3 days, 1 hunter,
with Himalayan tahr included
US$ 5,995
US$ 8,250
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

THE EPITOME OF THE NZ FREE RANGE TAHR HUNT….You won’t get a more unique and real alpine experience in the south island mountains of NZ….be totally immersed in the territory where the Tahr survive…3 days, 1 hunter, 1x1 guiding, food/ accommodation (cabin style), ground transfers, field preparation, use of firearms if required….$5995” (Options to add on, bring another hunter/non hunter – at our pricing) Please note that helicopter access may be necessary on the alpine hunts for Chamois and/or Tahr. This will be based on the current market price at the time. (Currently standing at $2000 per hour)

Guided (Regular trip)
Rifle Hunting Stalking Bow Hunting

Hunting season: 1 Feb 2024 - 30 Sep 2025

Best time for hunting: 1 May 2024 - 31 Aug 2024

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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Hunting Lodge

Our lodge is located at Kurow, 15 minutes from our hunting ranch. Here you will be treated to world famous country hospitality. A "homestead" environment awaits you after a long day hunting and the succulent flavours of fine New Zealand cuisine will cap off a perfect day.

Facilities: TV Internet Ensuite shower Mobile network coverage Electricity Swimming Pool Horse riding

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How to get there

Navigation guidelines

We recommend you to fly into Queenstown International Airport, airport transfers are not included into our hunts, be you are welcome to contact us for travelling directions. It is the hunters' responsibility to arrange transportation between the airport and the hunting base.

Nearest airport: Queenstown International Airport

Distance from airport: 3 hours

Transfer from airport: No

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
  • Hunting license
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Beverages/soft drinks

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

  • Insurance
  • International travel and in some circumstances Domestic Travel
  • Shipping and freighting of trophies
  • Export documentation charges
  • Crating and expediting of trophies
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Phone call charges
  • Gun permits
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (one complimentary wine/beer with meals)
  • Ammunition
  • Helicopter access: $1500-2500 USD p/hour in tahr and chamois hunting areas

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
  • Hunting license
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Beverages/soft drinks

Price DOES NOT include

  • Insurance
  • International travel and in some circumstances Domestic Travel
  • Shipping and freighting of trophies
  • Export documentation charges
  • Crating and expediting of trophies
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Phone call charges
  • Gun permits
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (one complimentary wine/beer with meals)
  • Ammunition
  • Helicopter access: $1500-2500 USD p/hour in tahr and chamois hunting areas

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.

Payment

Deposit

25% based on trip price
Deposit deadline: 7 days after booking

Final payment

Paid Onsite

Reviews (26)

Carl-Gustaf Sweden
10.0 of 10
Verified review This review comes from a verified BookYourHunt purchase
15 Aug 2023

A trip of a lifetime!

10.0 of 10

What can I say? We had an unforgettable trip made possible by great mangagement from Carla and world class guiding by Tim. The scenery, the wildlife, the hunting, everything was top of the line! Carla were responsive from day one, and nothing is impossible for this lady. Very flexible, kind and foremost keen on setting up a trip of a lifetime for you! Tim. Where do I start? I been hunting 14 different countries and been through alot of guides, both good ones and not so good ones. But Tim has stod out, I can honestly say that he shares the top position together with Mark Comins from Chumlet Safaris (South Africa). Absolutely nothing is impossible for this guy, he walk all the extra miles to make sure youre having a blast. He is what I would call a true hunter, with ethics, knowledge and passion for the game. We will definetly come back as soon as possible to New Zealand and hunt with New Zealand Trophy Hunting again, and I would recommend anyone to also do so! Greetings from Sweden, Calle and Kjell

Had to go home.

Ralph United States
10.0 of 10
Verified review This review comes from a verified BookYourHunt purchase
5 Jul 2023

I would with out a doubt, recommend this outfitter. Carla was great in getting us to our destination. The guides Duncan and Ewan were absolutely great. Accommodations were awesome as well as Ewan's Cooking.

10.0 of 10

We loved the views we had as we hiked for the Chamois, Tar, and the Stags.

The only thing i can think of was the up hill hikes at age 61...LOL

Vern United States
10.0 of 10
Verified review This review comes from a verified BookYourHunt purchase
29 Jun 2023

AMAZING HUNT! All thanks to the wonderful communication, world class guides, and the effort Carla and her Team put towards making our experience more then just the Hunt.

10.0 of 10

MUST READ if you want the best experience. My dad and I wanted to have a hunt together that I would consider to be a once in a lifetime opportunity. After a lot of researching and contacting many outfitters in New Zealand I kept getting the same results, very limited communication. That is until we messaged Carla . She was very responsive and made us feel very confident that if we had any questions or concerns we could get ahold of her. This is very helpful and puts your mind at ease when thinking about traveling halfway across the world and spending alot of money on an adventure. Also throughout the entire trip I felt like if I needed to, I could get ahold of her at anytime besides the times she just checked in to make sure everything was going good. I honestly can’t say enough about how hard she works to make sure you have the best possible adventure. Besides Carla, she has a wonderful Team of World Class guides. We were lucky enough to hunt with Duncan and Ewie. The first 2 days of our 7 day hunt was spent with Duncan. Full disclosure, if Duncan is wearing shorts this doesn’t mean the weather is going to be 85 degrees and sunny. (Pack the extra jacket just incase) Nothing like having 4 layers of clothes on and looking over at your guide that is wearing shorts. Makes you feels really tough lol. Duncan was able to use his expertise in less then ideal weather conditions to get my dad and I in range of a wonderful chamois and was able to harvest my first New Zealand animal. Duncan was very knowledgeable and taught us alot. By the end of the 2 days we had a great friendship that really makes the hunt more then just the harvest of the animal which is exactly what I was looking for and made for some great memories. So for the last 5 days my dad and I had the pleasure of hunting with Ewie. I can’t say enough about Ewie’s knowledge and all around professionalism as a guide. Absolutely world class. During these 5 days we made a great friendship and it felt more like a group of hunting buddies hanging out then a guide service. For example, even though one of us owns a sweet hunting dog, which may or may not be a PUG we all agreed as friends that Pugs are a very manly dog breed. Ewie was also able to teach my dad and I a lot about spot and stalk hunting, the game animals we were in pursuit of, and just all around knowledge of the outdoors. These were the kinds of things you will only learn from a person that makes the outdoors his life. We were able to harvest all our animals with the help of our guide but without the extra effort put forth by Ewie we would not have found my Tahr and for that I am truly greatful! Also as a special request my Dad and I like to eat the animals we harvest which Ewie was very accommodating and cooked us up wild game with almost every meal. He made sure whether in the field or back at the house we always had something to eat and went the extra mile to make gourmet meals. Loved trying every meal and looked forward to dinner almost as much as the hunt. Without a guide like Ewie and his personality and humor our hunt and the experience would not have been as fulfilling and as memorable as it was. I love our choice of Outfitter and also getting to know the guides I had the pleasure of meeting. This is something to remember when picking an Outfitter, it is not always about the animals you harvest (even though we harvested every animal we wanted) but the memories you have with the people you meet. The memories i made with my dad will last my entire life time and I owe it all to Carla and her Team. THANK YOU!

Honestly the whole experience had no downside. Every part from the initial communication, updates before the trip, every aspect of the hunt, and even the accommodations at the end of the trip to go home were above any expectations my Dad or I had.

New Zealand Trophy Hunting outfitter
Thank you Vern and Ryan It was a true pleasure to have you both here with us And we especially enjoy when father and son can share an adventure like that together Plus it was a treat to form a “virtual” connection with Susan Hopefully she will join your next trip out 😄

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