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This is a 4 day hunt for 1 hunter. A backcountry hunt with a helicopter drop in on the west coast mountains of New Zealand with trophy class free range chamois. Options to also hunt free range fallow, Estate red stag, free range tahr, free range arapawa, waterfowl (if booked in early May) and wallaby/helicopter hunting.
- Species: Alpine Chamois
- Average Classification: 8 - 9
- Shot Opportunity: 90
- Weapons: Rifle, Archery
- Hunt Catalog #: RBSCTH-0005
- Tag Availability: Over The Counter
SCI. Trophy class chamois averaging 9" SCI. Biggest chamois in the area measured 11" SCI.
6.5 PRC custom Snowy MT. or Tikka .270 rifles and ammunition are also available for to use if hunter prefers not to bring their own.
Shooting in all positions.
Average of 200-350 yards, at most 400 yards.
Archery can be arranged, but rifle is preferred.
Free Range Tahr
Free Range Fallow Deer
Free range Arapawa Ram
April 01, 2021 - July 31, 2023
- Member Price: $6,800.00
- Non-Member Price: $8,300.00
Hunter responsible to pay for rifle permit. Helicopter is included in price of hunt.
Options to also hunt free range tahr, free range fallow deer, Estate stag, and arapawa rams. Waterfowl hunting is optional for those who book in early May. Option for a non-hunter.
South of Christchurch, New Zealand, New Zealand
Deposit 80% refundable 1 year prior to hunt date. 40% refundable 6 months prior to hunt date. No refunds under 6 months of the hunt date.
This is a backpack hunt for 1 hunter for trophy chamois in New Zealand. Hunter will be dropped off with guide in the mountains and hunt remotely from spike camp. Moderate to heavy hiking is required for this hunt. Options to shoot multiple New Zealand game can be added.
HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)
- Lodging & Accommodations: Client Provided/Hotel?
Lodging & Accommodations Scale
5 - Cabin/Lodge
4 - Bunk House/Trailer
3 - Wall Tent
2 - Backpack Tent
1 - Client Provided/Hotel
Hunter will be responsible for own sleeping gear, tent, and bedding at spike camp.
- Menu & Food: Backpack Food?
Menu & Food Scale
5 - 5 Star Catered
4 - Full Kitchen
3 - Field Kitchen
2 - Backpack Food
1 - Client Provided
Mountain house meals and burgers will be provided by the Outfitter. All eating utensils will also be provided.
- 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 is required for this hunt. Depending on the season will also determine where tahr are found. Hunts booked in March and April make for easier hiking if strong physical exertion is not desired or an option.
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.
- Lodging & Accommodations
- Menu & Food
- Physical Conditions
Backcountry hunting requiring hunter to bring their own gear for spike camp.
What Outfitter Provides
- Eating utensils at spike camp
- 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
What to Bring
- Rifle with 40 rounds of ammunition
- Gaiters if desired
- Rainproof hunting gear for moderate to colder weather
- Comfortable hiking boots
- Tent for all conditions (rain is common)
- Sleeping bag & pad
- 20 Quart Badlands Cooler
- Big Frig 45 Quart Badlands Cooler
- King's Camo Men's 8-Piece XKG Package
- Mountain Extreme
- Mountain Guide
- XKG Covert Hoodie
- What Outfitter Provides
- What to Bring