Himalayan Tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus)

Himalayan Tahr

Tahr are arguably one of the most impressive game animals in the world and is the highlight of a hunter’s trip to New Zealand. Himalayan Tahr were transported to New Zealand in 1904, and released right here at Mount Cook 5km from our hunting estate. They have thrived in this habitat that is very similar to their native home in the Himalayan mountains.

One of the most magnificent sights a hunter while in New Zealand is ever likely to see is a bull Tahr in full winter coat standing proud and supreme in the rock and snow peaks of Mt Cook as the wind ruffles his long mane.
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People come from all over New Zealand and the rest of the globe to the Mt Cook Region to get some of the best Trophy Bulls available in the world. Our hunting methods vary depending on the level of fitness of individual hunters, personal preference and time frames. We can use helicopters to get up into the high alpine hunting country or do on foot walk up hunts.

The Tahr rut period is May/June but they can be hunted all year round; however their coats are at their magnificent best from May to September.


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August 17, 2014