Hunting >> Species

New Zealand Hunting Safari can offer a wide variety of hunts both big game as small game. Here's a selection of the main species that can be found in New Zealand.

Big Game: Himalayan Tahr, Chamois, Red Deer, Sika Deer, Fallow Deer, Wild Pigs and other big game.
Small Game: Rabbit, Hares, Wallaby, Possum, Paradise duck, Canadian Goose, Black Swans, Turkey and more.


ChamoisHimalayan Tahr

Also known as King of the Southern Alps. They attract keen mountain hunters from all over the world. With their striking winter coat and throne-like set of horns they rule the High country of the Southern alps and have done since 1904. Himalayan Tahr can reach ages of up around 14 years, and can weigh up towards 100 kilo’s.They are usually found on rocky outcrops, big bluff systems and – well, on top of the Mountains! The best time for hunting Tahr ranges from March through till November – whilst in the middle of this season (April – August) they put on their impressive winter coat. 

Their preferred area of altitude ranges from 750m and up to 2400m ASL. Long range shooting does occur when hunting Tahr. And to successfully hunt a Tahr in the National Parks can easily take a couple of days, as one will have to retrieve his trophy after the kill. This in itself can be a huge mission as a Tahr very rarely lands right where you want him to land!

Good Hunting is available Main rutting/mating season
Months J F M A M J J A S O N D
Tahr bullet
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ChamoisChamois


The Chamois Antelope is a pristine animal to hunt in the Southern Alps, and provides intense stalks all year round. As a present from the Austrian Emperor Franz Josef, the Chamois duly arrived in 1907 where they were released in the Mt. Cook region, and with the alpine environment being near perfect for the Antelope, they spread throughout the South Island. The female Chamois – called a nanny, grows horns that are considered a trophy in the same way as the Buck Chamois’s. The striking bright Summer Coat lasts from the start of February till March where it prepares itself for the oncoming winter. From mid June and 6 weeks onwards they are in a full thick winter coat, giving the animal a very dark-brown colour. The animal roams in altitudes of as far down as 400m and up to 2100m ASL. They are best hunted on public land where no trophy fees are payable. The way we hunt the Chamois is we normally base ourselves high on the West Coast with the aid of a helicopter to fly us into the desired hunting area, and from there, the hunts take place on exciting and challenging Alpine terrain. The best time to hunt them on the West Coast are from February through till August. On average a recommended 6 days, a good number of days to ensure you will secure your trophy Buck, and a bit extra.

Good Hunting is available Main rutting/mating season
Months J F M A M J J A S O N D
Chamois bullet
Seasons

 






Big Game: Himalayan Tahr, Chamois, Red Deer, Sika Deer, Fallow Deer, Wild Pigs and other big game.
Small Game: Rabbit, Hares, Wallaby, Possum, Paradise duck, Canadian Goose, Black Swans, Turkey and more.


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