About hunting in Oceania
The South Pacific may not be the first destination to come to mind when considering a hunting trip, but New Zealand and Australia both offer outstanding hunting opportunities and are great outdoor adventure destinations for hunters and their families. New Zealand is famous for its mountain game, especially Himalayan tahr and chamois, as well as for large and impressive red stags, along with a variety of other game. All of New Zealand’s game animals were imported by settlers a century ago but have established healthy populations in suitable habitat. Likewise, Australia’s most sought-after game animals, water buffalo and banteng, were transplanted to the continent decades ago but have established large wild populations in the country’s sparsely populated northern and western regions. Australia also has numerous species of deer, including sambar, fallow, red, hog, and rusa deer, and the deer hunting is excellent in many areas. Rabbits, feral hogs, and other introduced mammals are frequently hunted as well. New Zealand and Australia are beautiful, scenic countries and excellent family destinations where hiking, fishing, sightseeing, wine-tasting, and many other activities can be added on to a hunting trip. “Kiwis” and “Aussies” are some of the friendliest people you’ll meet, and tourism in both countries is very well organized and enjoyable.
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Tahr Package (best available) New Zealand
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. The package offer includes 5 days/4 nights and 1x Tahr trophy for 1 hunter. Helicopter access can be arranged to the tahr and chamois hunting areas at an additional $1500-2500 USD p/hour.
Trip duration: 5 days
Trip available on: 1 March 2019 30 September 2019
Free Range Sambar Deer Hunt Australia
We offer 100% FREE RANGE HUNTING IN THE TRADITIONAL HOME RANGE, THE GREAT DIVIVDING RANGE ON OVER 2 MILLION ACRES . This is the real deal and a tough hunt with high % but no Guarantee of securing a Trophy. We have access to loads of private property where the deer can leave the heavy bush line looking for some improved pasture. Free range Sambar Deer are Australia's No 1 game species. Being almost nocturnal and having excellent senses these animals thrive in the thick vegetation. Heavy boned and thick skinned and with most shots on the move and sometimes in scrub this a very challenging and rewarding hunt. The Sambar is the second largest Deer species, second only to the ELK , bigger and heavier than a Red Stag. The hunter needs to be fit and able to walk mountain terrain to maximise the chance of securing this highly sort after trophy. I use a German Wirehair Pointer to help locate / follow and also recover wounded game if necessary. Bow hunters are also welcome! With over 30 years of highly successful Sambar Hunting experience we offer a professionally guided outfit in some of the best Alpine Mountain Ranges in Australia. Extra days can be added. This hunt can be added to any of our hunts on offer . • We are happy to tailor hunts to meet the needs and requirements of our clients. • Bowhunters are welcome • Best time: March to November • Rifle requirement: Min 30 Cal
Trip duration: 5 days
Trip available on: 1 March 2019 30 November 2019
Chamois Hunt 1x1 New Zealand
Wilderness drop in tent camp accommodation with helicopter drop-off at beginning and pick-up at end of the hunt. Includes all helicopter transport costs – drop off and pick up to camp / hunting area. One of New Zealand's most prized game animals. Smart - nimble - beautiful and blessed with incredible eye-sight. Attractive in both winter and summer coat. The handsome chamois will test the mountain hunter and will provide the successful hunter with a trophy to be proud of. Chamois inhabit the mountains of New Zealand's South Island. Our hunting areas are located in New Zealand's prime chamois hunting localities.Hunt chamois once, and you'll be hooked!
Trip duration: 5 days
Trip available on: 1 February 2018 20 December 2020
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