Where to hunt Himalayan Tahr
Himalayan Tahr, as the name suggests, is the native of the Himalayas. It is endangered across most of its original range, and hunting Himalayan Tahr there are strictly limited. Fortunately for the species (and mountain hunters), a healthy free-ranging population exist in New Zealand, which is currently the prime destination for Himalayan Tahr hunting. Legal options to hunt Himalayan Tahr also exist in countries like Macedonia and Argentina.
Hunting Himalayan Tahr in Nepal will cost in the neighborhood of $25,000-$30,000. For less pricier opportunities check out countries where Himalayan Tahr were introduced. Of those New Zealand offers the most affordable Himalayan Tahr hunts, that will cost you from $5,000 for a basic hunt to $7,000-$10,000 for a longer adventure with helicopter transfer to a spike camp in an otherwise inaccessible wilderness.
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When to hunt Himalayan Tahr?
Himalayan Tahr hunting season in Nepal is open in October-November and March-April. In areas where Himalayan Tahr was introduced, most notably New Zealand, hunting is possible all year; however, aerial access to some areas could be closed in certain periods. Typically for the ungulates, the rut is the best time to hunt Tahr. In New Zealand it usually occurs in late spring.
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Himalayan Tahr are typically found on higher elevations than most other mountain game. This puts extra requirements to the physical condition of the hunter and may call for an additional day or two of adjustment. The Tahr commonly move up and down during the day, descending to the alpine meadows to feed, and ascending to the mountain tops to rest and chew cud. Old males that are targeted by mountain hunters are often the most conspicuous, and at the same time the most difficult to approach. They typically “stand guard” above family groups on high cliffs, and stay extremely alert. Spot and stalk is the go-to method for Tahr hunting. Long shots at a small target in unpredictable winds make Himalayan Tahr hunting as challenging and exciting as any other mountain hunt.
Why hunt Himalayan Tahr? All hunts (18)
Himalayan Tahr hunting has a strong conservation significance. With human encroachment and habitat loss across its native range, it was once on the brink of extinction. Today, very limited and highly regulated hunting is used to finance conservation and restoration projects in its native Nepal. A great assistance and assurance comes from the New Zealand population, which was created in the early XX century by sportsmen, and has by now grown so much that their numbers must be seriously controlled to protect the indigenous fauna. The thrill that the hunters experience while pursuing this noble and worthy quarry translates into security of the species. And both the Himalayas or the mountains of New Zealand offer most striking landscapes and belong to the must-visit places.
Red Stag (up to 360 SCI) and Tahr Hunt New Zealand
World class trophies in stunning scenery. We offer the finest red stag hunting in New Zealand. We have produced several former world records - and there will be more. Over the last few seasons, New Zealand's largest red stags have been harvested on our property. When a stag roars it is a gutteral, hair-raising, lion-like roar that will be sure to get your heart racing. To hunt a roaring stag at close quarters is one of the world’s most unforgettable hunting experiences. Current SCI score for a red stag to qualify for a silver medal is SCI 291-360. The silver medal stags typically carry from 16 to 20 points. Aggressive and confrontational, the red stag will react to the hunter’s call, and can be drawn to open ground where a shot can be taken. Our method of hunting is spot and stalk, which is suitable for both rifle and bow hunting. Additional management hunt on species of choice for no additional cost. The package offer valid for 7 days / 6 nights for 1 hunter including 1x Red stag (up to 360 SCI) and Tahr. Add any of the following for an extra $2,000 USD: * add 2 full days of personal and exclusive local touring * upgrade to world class luxury accommodation
Trip duration: 7 days
Hunting season: 1 March 2019 31 August 2019
Himalayan Tahr Hunt, Private land 1x1 New Zealand
We specialize in Tahr hunting and our guides will look over multiple bulls to find a mature age class bull. A bull grows in body size, horns and cape quality until they reach full maturity around 7-8 years. During the rut Tahr will be in larger group sizes of 15-50 animals, outside of the rut bulls will be alone or in smaller bachelor groups. Our private land hunts are based from cabins with power and running water and we have 4x4 access over the property making this a more comfortable hunt.All of our hunts are on foot and being in good physical shape will greatly increase your enjoyment and success during the hunt.This area has very good trophy potential and we take bulls in the 13"+ class every year with some bulls reaching the magic 14". The Tahr rut is May-June and this is the best time to hunt them, with beautiful skins being from mid-April through August. ALL our hunts are for free range WILD animals and we use helicopters for access ONLY. We run 100% success normally and our average bull from 2016 was 8 1/2 years old, 12.5 inches. Tahr hunts can be combined with Red Stag, Fallow and wild pigs/boar. Add on Pricing for Private land hunts: Bull Tahr: $4000 USD Chamois: $4000 USD Management Stag: $1500 USD Trophy Red Stag: $4000 USD Trophy Fallow Buck: $3000 USD Management Fallow Buck: $1500 USD Wild Ram: $1000 USD
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 2 March 2020 31 July 2020
Special Hunt Package New Zealand
World class trophies in stunning scenery!. We offer the finest red stag hunting in New Zealand. We have produced several former world records - and there will be more. Over the last few seasons, New Zealand's largest red stags have been harvested on our property. This Special Hunt Package can be fully customised with flexibility on species, group numbers and number of hunt days....no date restrictions. Pricing starts at $4500 for 2 day hunt with a management Red Stag included. Pay your deposit on booking and create your hunting criteria from there.....anything can be arranged
Trip duration: 2 - 7 days
Hunting season: 1 March 2020 31 August 2020
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