When you go chamois hunting in New Zealand, you’ll fly through some of the most pristine and beautiful scenery in the world. This is a true mountain hunt, and you can combo it with a tahr, which is an amazing trophy.
Chamois are a unique mountain species and are always exciting to hunt. They are very fast and agile and live in challenging terrain. During the rut bucks defend their territories by chasing other bucks through true mountain terrain. Hunting chamois during the rut is always very entertaining, and an amazing experience.
Chamois Hunting New Zealand is typically accessed by helicopter.
When you go chamois hunting in New Zealand, you’ll fly through some of the most pristine and beautiful scenery in the world. The helicopter will land at a basic campsite where tents are used as accommodation. You will hunt the surrounding area on foot. Helicopter time is included in the price of the hunt.
Be in shape.
A good level of fitness is needed on a wilderness hunt as the terrain is usually steep and broken. This is the most challenging and therefore most rewarding form of hunting in New Zealand. This is comparable to sheep or goat hunts of North America and Asia. The terrain and weather can makes chamois hunting in New Zealand a challenge, but the respect for the terrain and animals that inhabit it, is truly earned and the trophy means that much more.
- Hunting season in New Zealand is February through July, but the best chamois hunting is during the rut in May and June.
- For summer skins the best hunting is Mid January through March.
- High trophy quality. The focus is on mature chamois buck.
- You can make your chamois hunt a combo by adding a Tahr to your hunt.
- New Zealand has good numbers of game, so there are high opportunity and success rates with good trophy quality for both chamois and tahr. Rifle hunts typically run 100% opportunity.
- A good level of fitness and ability is necessary to enjoy New Zealand chamois hunting.
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