Arapawa Ram (Ovis aires)

Arapawa Sheep were introduced to New Zealand by early explorers. Over time the sheep developed traits that have made them a hardy and wild animal in the high country.

The Rams carry impressive large curled horns that are thick, full and will sometimes reach double curl. Most are dark black/brown in colour and tend to have a distinctive white blaze on their forehead.

These sheep are known to have very good eyesight, and a frustrating ability to elude hunters. The thick wool and relatively small body size can prove to be deceptive when trying to make that crucial shot.

The Arapawa trophies make attractive shoulder mounts or European skull mounts.

These can be hunted all year round and go great as an affordable extra for you or a travelling companion or a first time hunter.


Posted on

August 17, 2014