New Zealand Central South Island Free Range Tahr
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This is a great hunt for one hunter to chase bull tahr in the central south island mountains of New Zealand. Option to add a second hunter for additional charge. This is a 4 day hunt. Hunter can also choose to add Estate stag, free range chamois, free range fallow, waterfowl hunting (if hunt is booked in early May). Helicopter/wallaby hunting can also be arranged for a great add-on hunt. A great area for trophy class tahr.


  • Species: Himalayan Tahr
  • Average Classification: 11 - 12
  • Shot Opportunity: 95
  • Weapons: Rifle, Archery
  • Hunt Catalog #: RB6700-03
  • Tag Availability: Over The Counter
Classification details:

SCI. Trophy class free range tahr. Biggest bull taken in the area was 14.5" (SCI).

Weapons description:

Rifle is preferred method of take, but archery hunt may be arranged.
Shooting is prone or sitting.
Custom Snowy Mt. 6.5 PRC with Swarovski V5 scope rifle available to use if client doesnt want to bring their own.


Free Range Fallow Deer

Free range fallow scoring 230-260" SCI.

  • Free Range Fallow Deer $5,600.00
  • Free Range Chamois

    Free range chamois averaging 9" SCI. This option is only for a 1:1 hunt.

    • Free Range Chamois (1:1) $6,400.00
    • Arapawa Ram

      Option to take a free range arapawa ram

      • Arapawa Ram $1,100.00
      • Waterfowl Hunting

        Option to add waterfowl hunting for canada goose, mallard, and paradise shell species. This is only available for hunts booked in early May.

        • Waterfowl Hunting $1,100.00
        • Non-hunter

          Options to add a non-hunter at 300/day for 4 days

          • Non-hunter $1,200.00
          • Wallaby/Helicopter Hunting

            Option for a 1 hour helicopter ride to shoot wallaby.

            • Helicopter/Wallaby Hunting $1,100.00
            • Estate Stag

              Option for an Estate Stag. 340"-360" 361"-380" 381"-400+"

              • Estate Stag 340-360" SCI $8,900.00
              • Estate Stag 361"-380" $9,500.00
              • Estate Stag 381"-400+" $10,000.00

              • Available Dates

                April 01, 2021 - July 31, 2023


                • Member Price: $6,800.00
                • Non-Member Price: $8,200.00

                Hunt responsible to pay for rifle permit.

                Group Options

                Options to add other species: free range fallow deer, free range chamois, high fence stag, and arapawa rams. Options to add waterfowl hunting (if booked in early May) and helicopter/wallaby huntingOptions for a non-hunter.


                West of Christchurch, New Zealand, New Zealand

                Refund Policy:

                Deposits are not refundable. When you make a deposit or payment that money is used to reserve your adventure dates and we cannot sell them to anyone else. If for some reason you have to cancel, you will lose your deposit and any payments you have made. If you are concerned that you might get sick or otherwise have to cancel, we suggest buying trip insurance. There are insurance companies that specialize in providing insurance policies for outfitter bookings and hunts. One such company we recommend is It is also our policy, depending on the adventure you booked and at our discretion, that if you have to cancel and we are able to book a replacement for you at the regular price we will work with you to apply your deposits to another adventure. Please note that we cannot refund or roll state or government license fees, application fees, draw results, or tags.


                4 day hunt (plus 2 day travel) for one hunter to chase trophy tahr in the central south island of New Zealand. Spot and stalk hunting with some moderate to heavy hiking is required. The tahr rut is in Mid-may and so hunting can be best to find trophy tahr during this time.

                HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)

                • Lodging & Accommodations: Cabin/Lodge

                  Lodging & Accommodations Scale

                  5 - Cabin/Lodge

                  4 - Bunk House/Trailer

                  3 - Wall Tent

                  2 - Backpack Tent

                  1 - Client Provided/Hotel

                Hunter will stay in an Air B&B. Tidy with all facilities.

                • Menu & Food: Full Kitchen

                  Menu & Food Scale

                  5 - 5 Star Catered

                  4 - Full Kitchen

                  3 - Field Kitchen

                  2 - Backpack Food

                  1 - Client Provided

                Outfitter will take hunter for meals at a local restaurant/pub for dinner. Early morning bakery run for coffee and baked goods. Food is available in camp if the hunter prefers.

                • Physical Conditions: Moderate Hiking

                  Physical Conditions Scale:

                  5 - All Vehicle Access

                  4 - Light Hiking

                  3 - Moderate Hiking

                  2 - Heavy Hiking

                  1 - Extreme Back Country

                Moderate to heavy hiking will be required for this hunt. If heavy physical exertion is not preferred or possible, hunts booked in March and April allow for easier hunts.

                Transportation (To/From Basecamp)

                Hunter will fly into Christchurch International Airport. Outfitter will pick up hunter and transport them to hunting lodge. If hunter prefers, there are hotels in Christchurch if the hunter prefers to stay the first night in town.


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                Hunter should be prepared with hiking/hunting gear for all weather types. Rainstorms can happen during the rut and so waterproof hunting outerwear should be packed. Depending on the time of year booked, tahr can be found in snow will stay in a lodge and meals will be provided at local pubs and restaurants.

                What Outfitter Provides

                • Bedding
                • Benelli Shotgun with ammunition (if waterfowl hunting option is chosen)
                • Custom 6.5 PRC Snowy Mt rifle with Swarovski V5 or Tikka .270 and ammunition available for use if hunter does not want to bring their own
                • Lodging
                • Meals

                What to Bring

                • Comfortable hiking boots for rocky terrain
                • Binoculars & Rangefinder
                • Moderate to cold weather hunting clothing-layering system recommended
                • Rain Gear
                • Thermal Base Layers
                • Rifle with 40 rounds of ammunition
                • Hunting hat & gloves
                • Day Pack

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