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Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with Outdoors International, where hunting New Zealand chamois combines adrenaline-pumping hunting with the splendor of this beautiful country’s natural wonders. Our expertise, exclusive access to pristine hunting grounds, and commitment to ethical practices set us apart as the premier choice for chamois hunting safaris. Join us and create memories that will last a lifetime.

  • You can make it a tahr/chamois combo (and most hunters do).
  • The best New Zealand chamois hunting is during the rut in May through June. If you’d like a chamois with a summer skin, you should hunt mid-January through March.
  • Tahr and chamois can be found in good to moderate numbers depending on the area and can often be found in close proximity to each other. Red deer and other species are best hunted on private land.
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Welcome to Outdoors International, your ultimate destination for thrilling and unforgettable hunting experiences. As avid hunters ourselves, we take immense pride in offering exceptional New Zealand chamois hunts amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Southern Alps.

New Zealand Chamois Hunts

The New Zealand Chamois

A Fascinating Alpine Species

Chamois, scientifically known as Rupicapra rupicapra, are a remarkable species of mountain-dwelling goats native to Europe. Introduced to New Zealand’s Southern Alps in the early 20th century, chamois have thrived in the rugged terrain, becoming an integral part of the country’s wildlife.

Appearance and Characteristics

Chamois are renowned for their striking appearance. They possess short, muscular bodies with a beautiful reddish-brown coat, which camouflages them perfectly within their alpine habitat. Males exhibit magnificent curved horns, adding to their allure and making them a prized trophy for hunters.

Exceptional Agility and Adaptability

One of the reasons chamois hunting is so captivating is due to their extraordinary agility. These nimble creatures are renowned for their ability to traverse steep slopes with remarkable ease, leaping effortlessly from rock to rock. Their surefootedness and adaptability in the challenging alpine environment make them a formidable target for hunters.

Thriving in the New Zealand Wilderness

New Zealand’s diverse landscapes provide an ideal habitat for chamois, making it one of the best destinations for chamois hunting in the world. The South Island’s Southern Alps offer vast alpine meadows, rugged cliffs, and deep gorges, creating the perfect setting for an exhilarating hunting experience. Our knowledgeable guides have spent years studying the chamois’s behavior and movements, ensuring that you have the best chances of encountering these elusive creatures during your safari.

new zealand tahr and chamois hunt
Your New Zealand chamois hunt can be tailored to be as difficult as you want it to be.

Our New Zealand Chamois Hunting Safaris

Unmatched Expertise and Experience

At Outdoors International, we pride ourselves on our exceptional team of experienced consultants who work with premier guides and outfitters. Our professional staff possesses an in-depth understanding of the chamois habitat, behavior, and the best hunting techniques. With their extensive knowledge, our guides ensure that each safari is a memorable and successful adventure.

Exclusive Access to Pristine Hunting Grounds

We have exclusive access to vast private hunting areas in the Southern Alps, providing unparalleled opportunities for chamois hunting. These pristine hunting grounds boast a diverse range of challenging terrain, including steep ridges, alpine meadows, and deep valleys. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you to the most promising locations, maximizing your chances of a successful hunt.

Customized Itineraries for Every Hunter

Understanding that each hunter has unique preferences, we offer tailored itineraries to suit your needs. Whether you are an experienced hunter seeking a thrilling expedition or a novice looking to embark on your first chamois hunt, we ensure a personalized experience that exceeds your expectations. From single-day excursions to multi-day safaris, we have the perfect package for every adventurer.

Luxury Hunting Lodge Accommodations and Fine Cuisine

We believe that a world-class hunting experience should be complemented by luxurious accommodations and exceptional dining. Unless you are on a backcountry hunt, after a thrilling day in the wilderness, you’ll retreat to our exclusive lodge, where you’ll enjoy the finest amenities, comfortable rooms, and stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Our talented chefs will tantalize your taste buds with delectable dishes, showcasing the best of New Zealand’s fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Relax, rejuvenate, and indulge in the lap of luxury after your exhilarating chamois hunting adventures.

Backcountry, Backpack-Style New Zealand Chamois Hunts

We even offer wilderness New Zealand tahr and chamois hunting on public land in the most spectacular and remote parts of the Eastern and Western sides of the Southern Alps. This is a real New Zealand mountain hunting experience. No roads, no civilization, just mountains, rivers and fresh air. Both tahr and chamois can be found in good to moderate numbers depending on the area and can often be found in close proximity to each other. You’ll access camp with a short but scenic helicopter trip. Flying through some of the most pristine and beautiful scenery in the world.

This is the most challenging and therefore most rewarding form of hunting in New Zealand. This is comparable to sheep or mountain goat hunts of North America and Asia. The terrain and weather can make these hunts a challenge. However, you’ll leave with a new respect for the terrain and animals that inhabit it. Your animals are truly earned, and the trophies will means that much more.

The mighty tahr is a prized mountain trophy in the Southern Alps of New Zealand.
Most of our hunters choose to add a tahr to their New Zealand chamois hunt.

Why Choose an Outdoors International Endorsed Outfitter?

Unrivaled Beauty of the Southern Alps

New Zealand’s Southern Alps offer a majestic backdrop for your chamois hunting expedition. Towering snow-capped peaks, crystal-clear lakes, and lush valleys create a scenic wonderland that will leave you in awe. Immerse yourself in nature’s grandeur as you pursue the elusive chamois amidst this breathtaking landscape.

A New Zealand Chamois Hunt Offers Unforgettable Adventures Beyond Hunting

While chamois hunting may be the main focus of your safari, we understand that our guests seek a holistic experience. Apart from the thrill of the hunt, our itineraries include various additional activities. Explore the region’s remarkable flora and fauna, indulge in fishing trips, or savor the local cuisine. We ensure that your time with us is filled with unforgettable moments both on and off the hunting grounds.

At Outdoors International, we understand the importance of meticulous planning and seamless logistics for a successful hunting expedition. Our team of seasoned professionals is dedicated to providing you with a memorable and stress-free experience. From assisting with permits and licenses to arranging comfortable accommodations and reliable transportation, we and our outfitters take care of every detail, allowing you to focus solely on your thrilling adventure.

2 reviews for New Zealand Chamois Hunts

  1. Connor McNamara

    This tahr hunt in New Zealand was the most enjoyable hunt and experience I could have imagined.

  2. Stephen Vouch

    I did a wilderness back country hunt in the Southern Alps of New Zealand for tahr. It was an amazing adventure and Joseph is a world-class guy and hunter.

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My hunt was absolutely top notch.

The outfitter is a fantastic man and incredibly hard working and knowledgeable, there is no doubt he will do everything within his power to make peoples hunts successful and enjoyable. I plan to do it again with him next year for sure.

Wade Zuver

Our hunt was excellent.

We saw bucks every day along with all other sorts of wildlife. Mountain goats, bears, and foxes were common sights. Fishing and crabbing was special bonus. The food was excellent, the crew was amazing. Outdoors International did a great job of finding exactly what we were looking for.

Jesse Neveau

What an amazing experience!

The hunting lodge was out of this world!, Rooms, food and the scenery were all A+. Our guide was exceptional and had us on Shiras moose all five days. We saw over 30 total with at least 10 bulls. They had a plan for everything including taxidermy and game processing.

Kayla Redmon

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