New Zealand – Outfitter #011
This outfitter has been guiding professionally for the last 20 years, including New Zealand, Australia & North America. This outfitter is a member of SCI, FNAWS, NZ Hunting Guides Association, NZ Game Estates Association (founding member), and life member of the International Professional Hunters Association. He has also been Nominated for SCI International Professional Hunter of the Year (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003). He has also guided two previous SCI World Record Red Stags with a rifle and in 2006 the new SCI World Record Red Stag with a bow, along with numerous top ten trophies, including the #1 Fallow Deer (estate) and #1 Tahr (estate). All of this outfitter’s hunts are based on ensuring quality opportunity for the species you desire, comfortable lodge accommodations & meals, experienced guiding, and as time permits, other exciting hunts such as wing-shooting & small game & fishing (freshwater & ocean big game charter).
Tahr – If there is any animal that can be truly awe inspiring in the mountains of New Zealand, it is the Himalayan Tahr. To see a bull Tahr traversing the jagged rock or snow at unbelievable speeds is the sight of a life time. New Zealand is the only place in the world where this magnificent animal can be freely hunted, although there are populations of Tahr in South Africa, New Mexico, California, and Ontario. Tahr inhabit the main mountain ranges of the South Island of New Zealand. Mostly they live at an altitude above 4500 feet and below 7000 feet. While there are plenty of places to find Tahr on public land, research and preparation are a must when planning a trip. A high level of fitness is mandatory, as is the proper equipment to survive in an alpine environment.
The current range of Tahr has been divided into seven management units, plus two exclusion zones. The objective is to eliminate Tahr from the exclusion zones. In contrast, a limit for Tahr numbers has been specified for each managment unit.
Hunts can be upgraded to include additional hunters and non-hunters, up to a total group size of twelve. This outfitter has experienced nearly 100% success with all of their hunters.
If you would like to book this hunt for the coming season, please call our office for dates and availability and we will assist you in applying for the proper units and or the process to hunt with this Outfitter.
All prices are USD
COMBO HUNTS & UPGRADES
Tahr are best available & hunted on foot. Helicopter for Tahr and Chamois hunts if requested
or required is an additional cost. Stag can be upgraded & additional species such as Fallow, Ram, Wapiti/
Elk etc. can be added to package hunts for trophy fee cost at any time during your hunt.
TROPHY FEES & UPGRADES
- Tahr bull $4,500.00
- Chamois buck $4,500.00
- Hill Ram (white) $750.00 – $400.00/day (2×1)
- Fallow buck $4,500.00
- Arapawa Ram $900.00 – Extra Hunting days $500.00/day (1×1)
- Alpine Goat $750.00 Non-hunters $250.00/night at lodge
- Combo Tahr/Chamois $8,000.00
- Wild Boar – $1,500.00 – Touring
- Waterfowl $200.00/hunt From lodge each day $350.00/vehicle
- Management Stag/Bronze $1,000.00/$1,500.00
- S. Pacific Turkey $500.00/hunt Overnight from lodge $250.00-$500.00/day
- Trophy Stag (up to 325) $3,500.00
- Silver Stag (326-350) $4,250.00
- Gold Stag (351 – 365) $6,000.00 – Children under 16 $125.00/night at lodge
- Trout fishing on boat $400.00/day Airport/hotel transfer $200.00/vehicle/trip
- Guided fly-fishing $650.00/day
- Rifle/shotgun hire $15.00/day & ammo
- Helicopter (5 seat jet) $1,250.00/hour
*Wapiti/Elk (Silver) POR
*Wapiti/Elk (Gold) POR
NEW ZEALAND GUIDED FLY-FISHING
Luxury lodge accommodation – 4WD access to fishing water
Option of helicopter fly-in, campouts and boat fishing
OCTOBER 1st TO APRIL 30th EACH YEAR
Experience New Zealand’s famous wild trophy trout (rainbow & brown) ?shery. – One of the world’s best family travel destinations!
*All packages include accommodation, meals, beer & wine, guiding, vehicle & 15% GST tax. Not included is liquor, ground transfer on arrival & departure days & tips for guide & chef. Package price is based on shared twin room and 2 fishing guests per guide. All prices $USD
- 4 night/3 day trip $2,990.00/person
- 5 night/4 day trip $3,500.00/person
- 6 night/5 day trip $4,250.00/person (one day of helicopter fly-out included free)
Single room occupancy plus 50% surcharge (or bring non-fishing guest for that cost e.g. 4 day trip $3,500.00, non-fishing guest $1,750.00). Day of Boat lake fishing is a free option with any 3–5 day trips.
Onsite helicopter available each day for additional cost (weather permitting)