South Island New Zealand Alpine Chamois hunting

Into the Hills for an Elusive Antelope Cousin

Challenge Yourself with New Zealand Chamois Hunting

It would be a mistake to underestimate the compact Chamois! Athletic & equipped with binocular vision - this is one of New Zealand's most challenging hunts! We guarantee shot opportunities on all New Zealand Chamois hunts.

New Zealand Chamois Hunting

Chamois (Rupicapra) arrived as a gift from Austria in 1907. Today, you can find these nimble alpine ‘antelope’ in New Zealand’s rugged Southern Alp foothills and high country. Aside from being a challenging chase – New Zealand chamois carry horns as large as any in the world! Both sexes carry horns – males tend to have heavier sets with longer hooks.

Today, chamois are only found in a few places around the world; join us in exploring some of New Zealand’s most inspiring highlands as we spot and stalk a true mountain trophy. Our certified guides guarantee shot opportunities on all chamois hunts.

New Zealand Chamois Hunting Seasons

Chamois can be hunted year-round. They sport gorgeous dark colors in winter (late April to August) and tan colored fur in summer (December to March). Peak rut occurs in May & June. By July, chamois bucks begin to congregate in bachelor groups as the weather turns coldest.

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Chamois Hunting NZ - Packages & Pricing

Due to the wide variety of requests we receive from hunters and the number of chamois hunting combinations you can dream up, we generally quickly sketch a customized quote for you that depends on the number of hunters in your group, the species and quality of animal or animals you’re after, and the length of your vacation or desired hunt. You can get an approximate sense of our alpine chamois hunt pricing and a few of the packages we offer in the section below – but please feel encouraged to send us a quick note with a little bit of information about you and your dream chamois hunt. We’ll respond to give you a better idea of what your chamois hunting adventure will cost. Don’t worry – one of our favorite parts of this line of work is working with hunters to build the hunt you’re after at a budget that works for you!

Alpine chamois hunting access in New Zealand: due to their challenging alpine habitat, alpine chamois generally require a helicopter flight or private land access (we offer both). Without using a helicopter, hunters will need to hike a lot and will generally end up paying additional guide day fees that negate the savings of avoiding helicopter fees. We’re happy to offer all three methods of chamois hunting (helicopter access, private land, and hike-in access) but find that hunters appreciate clarity around how hunters can access chamois in New Zealand.

Public Land Chamois Hunt

Approximate pricing: $2500 plus $2000 per helicopter flight hour. We estimate one flight hour per chamois harvested.

Includes transport, basic trophy preparation, accommodation, meals, and use of firearms.

A reasonable level of fitness is required for this hunt.

Private Land Chamois Hunt

Approximate pricing: $4000. No helicopter flight required.

Includes transport, basic trophy preparation, accommodation, meals, and use of firearms.

A reasonable level of fitness is required for this hunt.

Alpine Double: Tahr & Chamois - 4 Days

Our most popular alpine package offering luxury 5-star mountain lodge accommodation, gourmet food and wine, helicopter access to the mountain, and all transfers. This package is the ultimate New Zealand Alpine experience and includes extensive mountain scenery and scenic glacier viewpoints.

 

A reasonable level of fitness is required for this hunt although helicopter access and retrieval options will allow for a less physically demanding hunt.

 

Approximate package pricing: $9500.

Gold Package: Tahr, Chamois, Red Stag, Fallow Buck, Wallaby, Turkey, Boar, & Goat

All-inclusive hunting package ('Gold Level' hunting & accommodations, transfers, transport, meals, drinks, guided hunting) for one hunter and one non-hunter. Helicopter access for alpine animals is included. Relax with included scenic lake cruise, jetboat ride, horse trek, glacier landing, and other activity options to fill free time. We also include optics, firearms, and ammunition.

 

Approximate package price: $26,000.

*All chamois hunt prices are approximate, subject to change, and listed in $USD. Send us an inquiry to learn more about New Zealand chamois hunting!

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NZ Chamois Hunts & Pricing

Due to the wide variety of requests we receive from hunters and the number of chamois hunting combinations you can dream up, we generally quickly sketch a customized quote for you that depends on the number of hunters in your group, the species and quality of animal or animals you’re after, and the length of your vacation or desired hunt. You can get an approximate sense of our alpine chamois hunt pricing and a few of the packages we offer in the section below – but please feel encouraged to send us a quick note with a little bit of information about you and your dream chamois hunt. We’ll respond to give you a better idea of what your chamois hunting adventure will cost. Don’t worry – one of our favorite parts of this line of work is working with hunters to build the hunt you’re after at a budget that works for you!

Alpine chamois hunting access in New Zealand: due to their challenging alpine habitat, alpine chamois generally require a helicopter flight or private land access (we offer both). Without using a helicopter, hunters will need to hike a lot and will generally end up paying additional guide day fees that negate the savings of avoiding helicopter fees. We’re happy to offer all three methods of chamois hunting (helicopter access, private land, and hike-in access) but find that hunters appreciate clarity around how hunters can access chamois in New Zealand.

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Public Land Chamois Hunt

Approximate pricing: $2500 plus $2000 per helicopter flight hour. We estimate one flight hour per chamois harvested.

Includes transport, basic trophy preparation, accommodation, meals, and use of firearms.

A reasonable level of fitness is required for this hunt.

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Private Land Chamois Hunt

Approximate pricing: $4000. No helicopter flight required.

Includes transport, basic trophy preparation, accommodation, meals, and use of firearms.

A reasonable level of fitness is required for this hunt.

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Alpine Double: Chamois & Tahr Hunt - 4 Days

Our most popular alpine package offering luxury 5-star mountain lodge accommodation, gourmet food and wine, helicopter access to the mountain, and all transfers. This package is the ultimate New Zealand Alpine experience and includes extensive mountain scenery and scenic glacier viewpoints.

Approximate hunt price: $9500

Gold Package: Tahr, Chamois, Red Stag, Fallow Buck, Wallaby, Turkey, Boar, & Goat

All-inclusive hunting package (‘Gold Level’ hunting & accommodations, transfers, transport, meals, drinks, guided hunting) for one hunter and one non-hunter. Helicopter access for alpine animals is included. Relax with included scenic lake cruise, jetboat ride, horse trek, glacier landing, and other activity options to fill free time. We provide optics, firearms, and ammunition.

Approximate hunt price: $26,000

New Zealand Chamois Hunting

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A bit of footage from various sightings during recent New Zealand chamois hunts & bull tahr hunts. Send us a note to learn more or to chamois hunt NZ.

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Chamois Hunting NZ Testimonials

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Having spent almost two weeks with Southern Hunting Adventures I would say this is a first rate hunt for a "true" hunter. This isn't a "Give-me" hunt, this is a work for it type adventure! If you want to really get into the Kiwi life and see some absolutely beautiful country that you won't get with other adventures, this is the place to go for chamois hunting NZ!

Sheldon and his team will insure you a GREAT time! I will be back again! Bow, rifle...whatever, go hunt with Southern Hunting Adventures! Tell them what you want to do, they may have some recommendations along the way and then just show up! Sheldon and team will handle the rest!

- Tony R.

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New Zealand Chamois Hunting Review

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I cannot speak highly enough of Sheldon and my guide Angus. We spent a few days up in the mountains and Angus led me to my first bull tahr and chamois. Angus's knowledge of the animals was incredible and he was excellent value back at camp with the legendary bacon and egg buttie whipped up each frosty morning. These guys have guided a lot of incredible people but treat the humble kiwi with equal respect, patience and energy. I would highly recommend fellow kiwis and foreign hunters to book an unforgettable experience with these lads you won't be disappointed.

Angus is an incredible hunter and one of the best hunting guides I have ever had in my life...he is a determined and very nice person! Always positive and a very good approach to the clients and to the hunting...

I absolutely recommend Southern Hunting Adventures!!!

- KiwiBushunter01992.

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Chamois Hunting NZ Review

Don't let their size fool you...

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