Himalayan Tahr

KEY INFORMATION
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King of the mountains

High up in the picturesque Southern Alps lives one of New Zealand’s premier big game trophies. Along with the Chamois, the bull Tahr is considered the king of the mountains. The Tahr is wide-ranging and can eat a huge range of different vegetation. Such characteristics make it an extremely successful invasive species – and a popular hunting target.

Time to hunt

While Tahr can be hunted all year round, their rutting period is May, June and early July. During this period they have impressive long winter coats, which is as important a consideration as horn length when securing a trophy.

Hunting in style

Tahr can be hunted in a variety of ways: by foot, spike camp or helicopter assisted.
YOUR HUNTING EXPERIENCE
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BREAKFAST

6am – 7am

Start the day with a hearty breakfast prepared by Venator’s own chefs, using fresh local produce and complemented by freshly squeezed juices, coffee and tea.

MORNING HUNT

7am – 11am/12pm

We will head out to our hunting preserve, where our team will help guide you to your target with the spot and stalk style of hunting. Set in undulating backcountry  and covered in native vegetation, there is excellent cover and plenty of draws and gullies.

LUNCH

12pm – 1.30pm

Recharge for the afternoon with an exquisite lunch prepared by our in-house chefs.

AFTERNOON HUNT

1.30pm – 5pm/6pm

Following lunch, we’ll head back out to continue the hunt, in an environment that delivers all the excitement of hunting in raw, untamed terrain. Our approach is to always strive to exceed expectations – from the start of each day, throughout the hunting experience.

DINNER

6pm – 7.30pm Canapés
7.30-9pm Dinner

Share your stories from the day over an evening banquet of gourmet New Zealand cuisine, fine wines and sweet treats.

CHOOSE YOUR HUNT
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Hunt the trophies you've been dreaming of