Chamois Hunting New Zealand
Chamois are a unique mountain species and are always exciting to hunt.
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.
Why you should consider chamois hunting New Zealand:
- Hunting season 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.
- High success rate. Rifle hunts run 100% opportunity.
- You can make your chamois hunt a combo by adding a Tahr to your hunt.
Hunts: HYH3, NZS2
Chamois Hunting New Zealand
Private Land Chamois/Tahr Combo Hunt
Located in the Southern Alps in New Zealand, this hunt proves to be a true mountain hunt on over 40,000 acres of private ranch land with strong populations of tahr and chamois. It is advised to be in good condition. This hunt has high success and high opportunity rates!
There are two lodges that are very nice. The first lodge is three bedrooms and can accommodate single hunters, two couples, or a small family. The second lodge is larger with four rooms and the ability to sleep ten people. Both lodges include TV, laundry, Wifi, en suites. For those that wish to camp on the property in the hunting area there is a little cabin with a fireplace, bedroom, and toilet. Whichever way you decide to go the experience will be worth it!
Each day you will start with either a home cooked breakfast or a continental breakfast. Following breakfast you will drive with your guide 20-30 minutes to your hunting destination. You and your guide will glass from the mountain roads to locate your bull. Once an animal is found you and your guide will make plans to harvest it. After you successfully make the stalk your guide will take pictures, field dress and cape your trophy. Depending on the time of year you will either eat lunch on the ranch or go back to the lodge for a lunch. Your evening will include watching film from the days activities, having dinner and relaxing.
Wilderness, Fly-in Chamois Hunt
Wilderness chamois hunting in New Zealand takes place 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. 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.
This is a wilderness hunt based form a tent camp. Sometimes, depending on weather and fitness levels you will spike camp.
Access the Wilderness area in a 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.
New Zealand Chamois live in the mountains, so you should 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.
When you go chamois hunting in New Zealand, you’ll fly through some of the most pristine and beautiful scenery in the world.
- Trophy animals are the goal.
- New Zealand has good numbers of game, so there are high opportunity and success rates with good trophy quality for both chamois and tahr.
- A good level of fitness and ability is necessary to enjoy New Zealand chamois hunting.
- Season is from late March to October.
This was a challenging free range hunt and not a canned fence hunt. Very exciting. The next morning we headed out for Balkan chamois. We glassed for a few hours high on a mountain and spotted a shooter with several females. We made a very difficult stalk for several km and got into position for a 330 yd shot.