Southern Hunting Adventures New Zealand

South Island New Zealand Himalayan Tahr Hunting

Known for their agility, beautiful shaggy coats, and challenging alpine habitat, a New Zealand Himalayan Tahr hunt is rewarding and unforgettable. Join us to chase these 'kings of the mountains.'

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Himalayan Bull Tahr Hunting

Like other large New Zealand game species, Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus) were introduced to the South Island to provide a challenge for hunters. Today, local and international hunters can take to the ‘hills’ in pursuit of one of the world’s premier alpine trophy animals. An average Himalayan tahr can weigh 250 to 300 pounds, bulls can be very assertive, and tahr live and graze at high altitudes in rocky alpine grasslands and sub-alpine shrublands.

Southern Hunting Adventures offers several quality hunting options for our highly-prized Himalayan Tahr. From hard hunts to more comfortable adventures – join us in pursuit of New Zealand’s famed tahr for an alpine challenge that you’ll never forget!

Himalayan Tahr Hunting Seasons

New Zealand Tahr hunting is best from February through November. Peak rut hunting occurs mid-May through the end of July. Tahr are in their prized winter coats May through August.

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Himalayan Bull Tahr Hunts & Pricing

Alpine Adventure: Tahr & Chamois - 4 days

Comprehensive 4-day stalking package on free-range Himalayan Tahr and Chamois.
Includes transport, basic trophy preparation, accommodation, meals, and use of firearms.
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this hunt although helicopter access and retrieval options will allow for a less physically demanding 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.

Gold Level International Hunt: 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.

Price: $26,200 USD.

Himalayan Tahr Hunt Upgrades

Southern Hunting Adventures is proud to offer fully-customized hunting combinations or add select hunts to the package of your choice for the following big game species in New Zealand:

New Zealand Big Game Species Hunt Location
Red Deer (Cervus elaphus)
Elk/Wapiti (Cervus elaphus nelsonii)
Fallow Deer (Dama dama)
Sika Deer (Cervus nippon)
Central North Island
Whitetail Deer (Odocoileous virginianus)
Lower South Island - Stewart Island
Rusa Deer (Cervus timorensis)
Eastern North Island
Sambar Deer (Cervus unicolour)
Southern North Island
Himalayan Tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus)
Central South Island
Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra)
South Island
Pacific Goat
Captain Cook Boar (Sus scrofa)
Arapawa Ram (Ovis arapawa)
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Contact Southern Hunting Adventures to Hunt Himalayan Tahr!

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New Zealand Himalayan Tahr Hunting Testimonials

South Island New Zealand guided tahr hunting

In August, me and my girlfriend (both from Italy) booked two hunting expeditions for New Zealand's West Coast - hunting Chamois and Himalayan Tahr with Angus McDowell as guide.
In the first expedition, I took a huge bull tahr (13 inches) and in the second expedition we hunted 2 beautiful buck chamois.
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 it !!!

- Luca S.

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South Island New Zealand guided tahr hunt
We spent a week hunting and touring the South Island with Sheldon - it was awesome start to finish. My wife, 12 year old son and I, from Canada, all had an excellent time. The trophies were everything we expected and more! We couldn't have asked for a more experienced and knowledgeable guide for hunting and learning about New Zealand. A couple days after the hunting, our son said he missed hanging out with Sheldon. I wouldn't go with anyone else and can't wait to go back for another hunt!

- Glenn T.

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