authentic free range hunting
"Through a lifetime of hunting - I have often asked myself "What is it that makes hunting so special?" - the answer is always the same - "Hunting is the ultimate adventure". Great hunts are about great experiences - great people - places - animals - adventure. Our hunts are about these things." - James Cagney.
The magnificent Bull Tahr is one of the worlds most sought after mountain game animals. Our hunting grounds are located in the heart of the world's premier tahr hunting area. The tahr range in New Zealand is limited to the mountains of the central South Island region. Our base is situated close to the prime Canterbury and Westland tahr hunting areas.
A New Zealand mountain tahr hunt is always an adventure and guaranteed to be a hunt to remember!
Experience the raw adventure of the hunt
Our Guarantee - No High Fences - We hunt only genuine wild populations.
Our hunts are true 'Hunters Hunts', we understand that the experience is just as important as a quality trophy. All hunts are genuine free range wilderness hunts.
We hunt on several large private wilderness properties. While we hold a government concession to hunt vast areas of public wilderness land and conduct some of our hunts in these areas, most of our hunting is on private land.
Our private land hunting areas are outstanding. For high quality - genuine free range wilderness hunting in New Zealand, we believe they are second to none.
In contrast to New Zealand's unregulated and often over hunted public hunting environment, our private land hunting partnerships allow us total management of how many and which type of animals are harvested annually, allowing us optimum management of herd densities and trophy quality. All in all this provides a far superior free range hunting experience than can be achieved on public land.
This is spectacular and awe-inspiring mountain county - some of the wildest, most beautiful country on earth.
We can tailor our hunts to suit your fitness level and physical ability.
Our hunting style is typical of mountain hunting anywhere in the world - walking and lots of glassing. Typically our hunting is 'spot and stalk'. Our terrain is best suited to rifle hunting, although we do cater for bow hunters.
We have a number of hunt packages and combinations which you can view below, or we can tailor a hunt to your requirements.
We average a 95% + success rate on our free range - wilderness Red Stag, Tahr and Chamois hunts.
In the rare case of a hunter not securing their booked trophy, we deduct NZ$2000 from the hunt package final payment (Rifle hunts only - this does not apply to bow hunts).
Access to hunting camps and areas
Access to our private land hunting areas and cabins is by Land Rover.
While most of our hunts are on private wilderness land where helicopter transport is not required; should a hunter specifically request to hunt public land, helicopter transport to our spike or fly camps will be required.
In New Zealand we have few regulated limits for the use of helicopters for hunting access and there is no limit on hunting after flying.
Helicopter costs are included in our package rates where required, so you the hunter know exactly what your hunt is going to cost before you book or hunt.
Our all-inclusive package rates differ from most New Zealand hunting outfits, most outfits charge the helicopter costs over and above their advertised hunt rate. This can cause some unexpected surprises when it comes time to settle the bill at the end of the hunt. Remember - our package rates include helicopter costs.
The helicopter operators we use are among New Zealand's very best. These guys are absolute professionals with very good local area knowledge and modern well maintained machines. All of our pilots hold commercial licences and are highly experienced in mountain flying.
We offer an option of a horseback hunt on our Red Stag hunts. Contact us for further information.