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Don Cameron’s 100% Season

Don Cameron’s 100% Season

Don Cameron, of Pure New Zealand Hunting, sent in these photos from last week’s client adventures, and reports that every one of his clients this season got each and every animal they’d booked (and some got more). Congratulations, Don! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Client Stories

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 »

Filed under: Client Stories, Himalayan Tahr

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 »

Filed under: Himalayan Tahr

Bunny Killers–We’re the Good Guys

Bunny Killers–We’re the Good Guys

While hunting red stag at Glen Dene Station on the South Island of New Zealand earlier this month, landowner Richard Burdon and I got to talking about the rabbit population problem. Standing on top of this hill, we saw acres and acres like what’s in this picture: grass nibbled down to nothing, and perhaps 10-20% of the ground surface obscured by rabbit droppings. Rabbits, like red deer, Himalayan tahr, fallow deer, and many other animals, … Read entire article »

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