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Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris 2011 Season Report

Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris 2011 Season Report

Chris McCarthy of Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris sent in a very detailed report on their 2011 season, including this great photo of a trophy bull tahr taken by Iain Ohara through a spotting scope at 700m. See Chris’ full 2011 hunting season report. … Read entire article »

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Rare white bull tahr shot by poachers

Rare white bull tahr shot by poachers

White himalayan bull tahr are very rare, occurring at a rate of about 1 in 10,000 animals. This animal was shot by a poacher, trespassing on the owner’s property in the Glenmore area on the South Island, and left to rot, unfortunately. Thanks to Don Cameron of Pure NZ Hunting for the photo. … Read entire article »

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VIDEO: Bull Tahr on Hillside

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VIDEO: Bull tahr at Glenmore Station

Rodney takes one of a group of 24 bulls in a group at Glenmore Station, South Island of New Zealand. … Read entire article »

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Red Stag & Fallow Buck & Tahr Taken A Few Days Ago

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Lake Tekapo Luxury Lodge

Lake Tekapo Luxury Lodge

We’ve just added Lake Tekapo Luxury Lodge to Don Cameron’s Pure New Zealand tahr hunting packages! Upgrade any of his trips to this 4 1/2 star 4-bedroom lodge for only $1000 per person. Check out photos etc. here. … Read entire article »

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January 2011 Newsletter

January 2011 Newsletter

We’ve just sent out our January 2011 newsletter–there’s a copy of it here. If you’d like to sign up for our New Zealand hunting newsletter, you can do so here. … Read entire article »

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New Options from New Zealand Safaris

New Options from New Zealand Safaris

We’ve just added 3 new packages from New Zealand Safaris (formerly Kimihia Safaris): the Big Five package (Gold Medal Red Stag, Chamois, Fallow Buck, Bull Tahr, Arapawa Ram), a Gold Medal Red Stag Stopover package (2 day/1 night, for Gold Medal Game Estate Red Stag), and our new Southern Slam package (Trophy Bull Tahr, Nanny Tahr, Chamois, and Arapawa Ram Combo). … Read entire article »

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Hunting Season Report – Lake Hawea

Hunting Season Report – Lake Hawea

Chris McCarthy of Lake Hawea Hunting Safaris sent us this report: “Being a hunting guide you have two things in mind. One, to do your absolute best for each and every client, two, to send all your hunters away happy. Happy clients result in repeat business, they also talk with other hunters and that results in new business. Ken Slee approached me at the wild deer show earlier this year and asked if I would write a … Read entire article »

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New Tahr Hunting Website

New Tahr Hunting Website

Following up on the launch of our website dedicated to red stag hunting in New Zealand, we’ve just today launched our Himalayan tahr hunting website, www.tahrhuntingnewzealand.com. Our single-species sites are focused on the animals themselves, the history of that species in New Zealand, trophy sizes and scoring systems, etc. … Read entire article »

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