Read all our latest news about our clients hunts, conferences we will be attending and more interesting news from Neville and Mt Cook Trophy Hunting in New Zealand.

Robert Sergi Hunt

Robert Sergi hunted with us May 2013 and had this to say;

“The tahr hunt with Neville Cunningham is unlike any other hunt you’ve been on.

It combines a heavy portion of adrenaline with the most ideal mountain views I have ever witnessed.

This hunt is so unique that I believe all hunters should take part in such an amazing experience.”

Robert Sergi

MA, USA 

Robert Sergi enjoys the thrill of a Tahr Hunt.

Robert Sergi enjoys the thrill of a Tahr Hunt.

Robert Sergi enjoys the white scenery

… and the beautiful Mt Cook scenery

Mt Cook Himalayan Tahr

Click to for a larger view of Robert’s Himalayan tahr


Rodney Smith shoots trophy tahr on first day out with Mt Cook Trophy Hunting

Thank you all for your support and following, we are looking forward to sharing our adventures with you over the next few months.

Rodney Smith  from MS (USA) had a successful first day out taking down his first tahr.

For most who do not know, the Himalayan tahr is a large ungulate related to the wild goat. The tahr is native to the Himalayas in Southern Tibet, Northern India, and Nepal. It was introduced to New Zealand in the early days of European settlement and efforts are being made to control its population to reduce its impact on the native ecosystem.

Rod Smith with his Trophy Tahr

Rod Smith with his Trophy Tahr

Rod Smith poses for camera with his trophy tahr at top of the hill

Rod Smith poses for camera with his trophy tahr at top of the hill

 

April Hunting with Ronnie & Beck Norcross

Ronnie is in to ‘white’ animals and was thrilled to get a ‘white tahr’.

They also shot a stag and arapawa ram, tahr and chamois.  It was a great week up at Mt Cook with a great couple of American’s from Texas.  Thanks guys.

The success of the hunt shows in Beck's smile with her tahr.

The success of the hunt shows in Beck’s smile with her tahr.

The Norcross's with their Arapawa Ram

The Norcross’s with their Arapawa Ram

Ronnie & Beck with his 'White Tahr'

Ronnie & Beck with his ‘White Tahr’

 

 

Becky ready for the ride

Becky ready for the ride

Ronnie and Becky with Luke

Ronnie and Becky with Luke

Good views from the hide

Good views from the hide

Jeffrey Pritchard's Mt Cook Tahr Hunt

“When I met with Neville at the SCI convention in Tamworth Australia  and we discussed a hunt, he said he would like to give me the whole NZ Hunt experience. Well he didn’t disappoint!

From the start the chopper flight in was a real eye opener with plenty of game sighted. The hunt area was truly beautiful but rugged terrain, something you have to see to appreciate.

It was a big day of walking and glassing with Neville and Brad showing their skills and patience at spotting game, all the hard work paying off with me taking a top quality Bull Tahr late in the day, something I am grateful for.

After capping out we still had a fair hike down to the pick up area, in the dark no less, but it didn’t matter, it was a great experience with great guides and the cold beer back at the lodge was a great finish to a truly unique day.

I highly recommend and will be back to hunt with Mt Cook Trophy Hunting.”

 Jeffery Pritchard, Australia

Here’s some shots of Jeff with his tahr and viewing the magnificent scenery.

Jeffery Pritchard enjoys the view

Jeffery Pritchard from Australia enjoys the spectacular view

Jeffery with his trophy tahr

Jeffery with his trophy tahr

Jeffery with a trophy tahr in amongst the rugged terrain

Jeffery with a trophy tahr in amongst the rugged terrain

 

 


Carl Lawson's (Michigan, USA) Hunting Week

Carl Lawson is from Michigan in the USA and this year he spent a week with Mt Cook Trophy Hunting staying on-site at our Bison Lodge.  He had a fab time  as you can see from some photos below.

He also had this to say about his trip;

“I hunted with Mount Cook Trophy Hunting in March, 2013. This was the result of successfully bidding on a Tahr and Chamois hunt at the prior years Lansing Safari club auction.

Neville Cunningham, the owner, personally guides his clients and does his very best to ensure that you get the best animal available. While hunting for my red stag I had the opportunity to shoot several animals I considered very good but Neville assured me we could do better.
I was fortunate to shoot a red stag, tahr, arapawa ram, fallow deer, and an 8×8 elk.

In summary this is one of the most beautiful places I have ever hunted and getting the animals was just frosting on the cake.
After getting home I have told several people that this is one of the few places I would ever consider moving to.!!!”

Carl Lawson

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Dallas & Reno Shows successful for Mt Cook Trophy Hunting

We had a very successful show in Dallas and Reno and look forward to finalising some of the hunt plans for this year and 2014 with the contacts we have made and the wonderful people we met.

We would like to remind hunters that we still have our show ‘down under’ in Tamworth, Australia this month on the 16th & 17th February and look forward to meeting you then.

Mt Cook Trophy Hunting Booth in Reno 2013

Mt Cook Trophy Hunting Booth in Reno 2013

Upcoming Shows & Expos we are attending

Safari Club International

We will be in Reno again for the 2013 SCI show, in Booth 1102 which is located in the main hall.

You can read all about the show here

 

Hunting, Outdoor & Gun Show, Tamworth, Australia

We will also be in attendance at

SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL
Down Under Chapter Inc. 
16th & 17th February 2013
At the Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre

Mt Cook Trophy Hunting will be in Booth #20 – see you there

Visit the Event website to learn more

Tom & Bill’s March Adventure

Tom and Bill from the USA joined us for a hunt in March and left with huge smiles and feelings of satisfaction going by what Bill had to say.

“My hunt with Mt Cook Trophy hunting was truly a hunt of a lifetime!!  Neville and Nathan were awesome guides and hosts.  We hunted hard but were rewarded with some exceptional trophies.  I highly recommend hunting with MT Cook Trophy Hunting and Neville Cunningham if you want a true New Zealand adventure.”

Below are some photo from their time here including  a great shot of Tom with his big, heavy timbered European style Red Stag trophy head.  This Red Stag had been called ‘Phantom’ as he had eluded hunters for 3 years and was eventually taken this year in the early roar.

They also got to hunt chamois as can be seen in the photo with guides Nathan and Neville and assisted by Rob Kitto and Way to Go Helicopters.

450 Red Stag

Eric Roberts with his giant Red Stag (field measured 457).  This was the heaviest timber taken at Mt Cook Trophy Hunting this season in the roar.

Eric was obviously pleased and had this to say;

Neville and Mount Cook Trophy Hunting provided me with a hunt of a lifetime. The accomodations were great, food was excellent and the fellowship was entertaining … I do recommend this hunt to anyone.

Thanks Guys, 

Eric F. Roberts, Fort Worth, TX.

Eric Roberts (Texas, USA) with his huge 450 Red Stag

Eric Roberts (Texas, USA) with his huge 450 Red Stag

Great hospitality just part of the package

At Mt Cook Trophy Hunting we pride ourselves not just on the trophy game we can guide you to, but the ability to entertain our guests in an hospitable manner. Here you can see some different groups enjoying the hospitality.

Neville and hunting guests celebrating St Pat's Day 2012

Neville and hunting guests celebrating St Pat’s Day 2012

Great fun being had in the lodge over a hot meal at the end of a fabulous days hunting.

Great fun being had in the lodge over a hot meal at the end of a fabulous days hunting.

March Hunts

March and the hunting season brought a couple of new hunts to the  fore, and don’t forget that ladies are welcome too.

A lovely looking Tahr - and not a bad looking girl!

A lovely looking Tahr – and not a bad looking girl!

Huge Black Bull hunted in March.

Huge Black Bull hunted in March.

Nathan Askew – Bullet Safaris

Nathan Askew from Bullet Safaris in the USA and Africa spent a month with Neville and as well as helping guide some hunters at Mt Cook Trophy Hunting, he also got in on the act too. Below are some random shots from during his visit. [click to enlarge]