HUNTER: Stephen Vouch
HUNT: New Zealand Wilderness Tahr Hunt
CONSULTANT: Russ Meyer | OUTDOORS INTERNATIONAL
Early May, 2018
New Zealand Tahr Hunt Report by Stephen Vouch
I did a wilderness backcountry hunt in the Southern Alps of New Zealand for tahr. It was an amazing adventure and Joseph is a world-class guy and hunter.
The trip was a 7-day back country tahr hunt in New Zealand that started with a helicopter ride into the edge of the wilderness and 1 day walk into the tahr hunting area. It requires good mental and physical conditioning and willingness to handle the weather environments. Joseph has tremendous knowledge of tahr species and an incredible eye for finding them. He is a great guide, mountaineer, sherpa, cook and an all around good guy.
We hunted hard for multiple days and got into bow range on tahr every day.
The toughest part of the hunt is getting a clean shot through the brush. Ultimately, we got it done in the last couple of days and I’m grateful we got to experience the hunt with Joseph. Would definitely recommend him if you’re looking for a backcountry wilderness hunt for tahr, and love to adventure in the mountains.
- Overall, my trip was amazing, I couldn’t have asked for more.
- My outfitter’s communication before, during and after the trip was perfect, I couldn’t have asked for more.
- My guide was amazing.
- Physically, the trip was extreme.
- The food and accommodations were amazing.
- My consultant was Russ Meyer.
- My consultant’s communication before, during and after the trip was perfect, I couldn’t have asked for more.
- My consultant was very knowledgeable, and a pleasure to talk to.
- Would you book another trip with us in the future? I hope to.
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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.
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.
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.