CARLA LUCAS
Manager

Carla grew up in the mountains on a sheep and cattle station hence her strong connection and affinity with the high country. She is a keen big game foot hunter and outdoor enthusiast. Her other passions include equestrian, ultra mountain running and multisport – all of which she has competed to national level in.

Along with her experience within the agricultural industry she also has qualifications in business management, hospitality and tourism, fitness and nutrition, personal training, beauty therapy, massage therapy and freelance journalism.

 

 

ANDY TAYLOR
Hunting Guide

Andy has been hunting all his life - and more than a decade of this has been spent guiding. He has been with the New Zealand Trophy Hunting team for 10 years - guiding from one on one to family groups. He is passionate about the outdoors and is also an accomplished endurance athlete. His aim is to ensure that his clients have the trip of a lifetime.

Andy's relaxed but highly professional manner, combined with his exceptional ability to entertain, make him a valued member of the NZTHL team.

 



EWAN BLACK (EWIE)
Hunting Guide

Ewan was born and raised in Haast, the southern most settlement of the South Island's rugged West Coast, where his father hunted for meat as a main source of income.

Ewie went on to become a butcher in Lake Wanaka – which is situated in the Southern Alps where both the himalayan tahr and the alpine chamois were introduced. These two majestic animals and their habitat are what instigated Ewie’s passion for alpine hunting and ultimately his unsurpassed ability in the mountains.

Ewie has also spent time in Colorado hunting free range elk and he looks forward to guiding his clients to securing their trophy animals.

 

JIM GIBSON
Professional Hunting Guide

Born and bred in the region, Jim is a full time professional guide. Jim has regularly attended hunting shows all over the world since 2005. He has great local knowledge, an easy manner and wide experience of hunting and guiding in New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, Canada, and the U.S.

With a proud passion for the New Zealand outdoors, Jim has the experience and knowledge to guide hunters of all ages and ability to that exceptional trophy of a lifetime. He is a member of the New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides assoc., S.C.I, Master Measurer, Wild Sheep Foundation, Methven Rodeo Club and holds a commercial jet boat license.

 

 

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