New Zealand Tahr Hunting

At Outdoors International, we offer unparalleled thrills and adventure for hunters seeking the ultimate challenge. Learn more about our New Zealand tahr hunting trips, and reasons why our hunting safaris should be your top choice for this exhilarating pursuit.

  • In most instances, you’ll be hunting tahr and chamois on private land.
  • Stay in a lodge if you so choose!
  • This hunt has high success and high opportunity rates.
  • The best tahr hunting in New Zealand is February through July, but the best chamois hunting is during the rut in May and June.


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New Zealand’s breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife make it an unrivaled destination for Tahr hunting. Nestled in the Southern Alps, the country boasts rugged mountain ranges, pristine valleys, and vast alpine terrains that provide the perfect habitat for Himalayan Tahr, a highly sought-after game species. Our exclusive New Zealand tahr hunting trips offer a unique opportunity to explore this untamed wilderness and embark on an unforgettable hunting expedition.

Tahr Hunting

The Himalayan Tahr: A Majestic Game Species

Before we delve into the details of Tahr hunting, let’s acquaint ourselves with the remarkable Himalayan Tahr. This magnificent creature, native to the mountains of Nepal and Tibet, was introduced to New Zealand in the early 1900s. With their striking appearance, characterized by thick fur, impressive horns, and agile movements, Tahr present an extraordinary challenge for hunters.

Planning Your New Zealand Tahr Hunting Safari

Choosing the Ideal Hunting Season

To ensure a successful and rewarding Tahr hunting experience, it is crucial to select the ideal hunting season. In New Zealand, the Tahr hunting season typically runs from February to July, with the autumn months of March and April considered prime time for pursuing these elusive creatures. During this period, the Tahr’s coats transform into a magnificent winter color, providing excellent camouflage against the snowy landscapes.

Tahr Hunting Techniques

Spot and Stalk

Spot and stalk is a popular technique employed by Tahr hunters. It involves locating Tahr from vantage points, such as ridgelines or high ground, and then carefully maneuvering into position for a successful shot. Patience, stealth, and a keen eye are essential for this method, as Tahr have exceptional senses and can quickly detect human presence.

Alpine Hunting Strategies

Tahr hunting in the alpine regions requires exceptional physical fitness and mountaineering skills. The ability to traverse steep slopes, endure unpredictable weather conditions, and navigate challenging terrains is crucial. Our experienced guides possess extensive knowledge of the alpine environment, ensuring your safety and maximizing your chances of a successful hunt.

Hunter packing out a tahr during the winter New Zealand hunting season.

Why Choose Outdoors International for Your New Zealand Tahr Hunting Experience?

Unmatched Expertise and Professionalism

Our team of seasoned professionals at Outdoors International have extensive knowledge and expertise in Tahr hunting. With years of experience, our fully vetted outfitter partners offer safe and unforgettable hunts, tailored to your specific needs and preferences. From guiding you through the hunting process to sharing invaluable insights, we are dedicated to delivering a world-class hunting experience. Their knowledge and expertise will come in handy as you hunt one of New Zealand’s most beautiful game animals. The guide will field dress and cape your trophy as well as provide transportation for you during your hunt. They will be a highly experienced individual that is ready to help you harvest the tahr or chamois you have dreamed of.

Exclusive Access to Premier Hunting Grounds

As a client of Outdoors International, you gain access to exclusive New Zealand tahr hunting areas. These carefully selected locations provide optimal conditions for a successful hunt and ensure an authentic and rewarding experience in the heart of New Zealand’s untamed wilderness.

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.


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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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