HIMALAYAN TAHR (HERMITRAGUS JEMLAHICUS)
New Zealand Trophy Hunting holds a legal hunting concession that encompasses over 4,000 square miles. This area encompasses most of the Southern Alps and includes New Zealand’s best and most exclusive hunting grounds for himalayan tahr (also called thar) and alpine chamois.
Our hunting methods match the level of fitness of individual hunters. We can take a helicopter daily from comfortable lodgings, or do wilderness spike camps.
We also utilise private land concessions where access is by 4WD and accommodation is in alpine cabins - some complete with hot showers.
Himalayan tahr were transplanted to New Zealand in 1904 and they have thrived in a habitat that is very similar to their native home in the Himalayan mountains.
Tahr can be hunted all year round; however their pelts are at their best from May to September. Their rut period is May/June, during this time larger bulls are easier to locate as they join with the nannies.
The himalayan tahr in his full winter glory, withgolden mane flowing in the wind, is arguably one of the most impressive game animals in the world. Their habitat makes them one of the most challenging and rewarding trophies to obtain.
Hunting tahr is the highlight of many hunters’ visits to New Zealand.