New Zealand Bull Tahr Hunting
The Himalayan tahr has steadily risen in status as a big game trophy. Many of our clients like to incorporate this animal in their hunt package because of the variety it adds to their New Zealand experience. The bull tahr’s horns with their broad base and tapering point are now a familiar sight in trophy rooms around the world. The heavy winter coat of a bull tahr, with its long mane, also rates as a trophy in its own right.
Glen Dene can offer you several approaches to hunting this fine trophy animal.
A popular option accesses tahr territory via a nearby high country station. This approach begins with a scenic drive around Lakes Hawea and Wanaka en route to either the Dingleburn River or Makarora. We then use 4WD drive tracks to gain altitude and finally continue the hunt on foot. The high country shearing quarters of a working farm provide accommodation.
A second option hunts the West Coast mountain tops. This exciting alternative begins with a road trip to the West Coast over the South Island’s main divide via Haast Pass. The client and guide take a helicopter flight from the West Coast and get dropped above timberline. The helicopter returns later the same day to collect the hunters and their trophies.
A third option hunts the Mount cook tops. Instead of driving over the Haast Pass, we take our clients north to the Mt Cook area. A helicopter flies into remote open country, leaving the client and guide to spot and hunt their tahr trophy. The helicopter returns later for the pick up.