Southern Hunting Adventures New Zealand

South Island New Zealand Himalayan Tahr hunting

The Gorgeous Mountain Ghosts

You'll Never Forget New Zealand Tahr Hunting

Known for their agility, beautiful shaggy manes, and challenging alpine habitat, a New Zealand Himalayan Tahr hunt is rewarding and unforgettable. Join us to chase these 'kings of the mountains' - this is high-country NZ hunting at its finest!

New Zealand 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 New Zealand 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! This is NZ hunting at its finest – our certified guides guarantee shot opportunities on all tahr hunts.

Himalayan Tahr Hunting Seasons

New Zealand tahr can be hunted year-round! Himalayan tahr hunting is best here from February through November with peak rut hunting occurring May through early July. Bull tahr are in their prized winter coats April through August and can be found in their summer coats in late October through March.

Do you have questions about hunting in New Zealand in general? Check out our frequently asked questions page.

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Tahr Hunting Packages & Pricing

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Himalayan Bull Tahr Hunts & Pricing

Public Land Tahr Hunt

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Approximate hunt pricing: $3500 plus $2000 per flight hour.  We estimate one flight hour per tahr harvested.  Contact us for more information.

Private Land Tahr Hunt

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Approximate hunt pricing: $5000.  No helicopter flight required.

Alpine Double: Tahr & Chamois Hunt - 4 Days

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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 hunt price: $9500

Gold Level International Hunt: Tahr, Chamois, Red Stag, Fallow Buck, Wallaby, Turkey, Boar, & Goat

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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 hunt price: $26,000

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Our Recent Tahr Hunting Photos

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Himalayan Tahr Hunting Testimonials

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 NZ hunting expedition, I took a huge bull tahr (13 inches); 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 !!!

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- Luca S.

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New Zealand tahr Review

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!
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- Glenn T.

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Tahr Hunting New Zealand Review

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legendary landscapes! New Zealand Tahr Hunting

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Here’s a bit of footage from various sightings during recent tahr hunts & chamois hunts. Send us a note to learn more about tahr hunting NZ.

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Available Big Game Add-On Hunts:

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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