Jul 17

NZ Tahr

3 comments

Hello Remi,

 

I enjoy your show very much. I've been to NZ four times and have done plenty of hiking, but no hunting. I hunt deer, pig, and turkey here in California and now have the bug to go for Tahr in NZ. I keep in very good shape, but I am 60 years old. I will have several weeks available this upcoming January and was wondering if there was a guide service you could recommend. The link on this site doesn't work. The information on the net can be overwhelming. Thank you!

Yeah. There are a ton of great outfits in New Zealand to choose from. Reach out to www.newzealandhunting.com they should be able to sort you out on a guided trip.

Aug 16

Ok the hunting trip was amazing, Dani runs a great operation. Darren was my guide and we had excellent free-range ram and public land tahr hunts. I really like suppressors now, wish we could use them here. Nate joined us for the tahr hunt and was a great help in our success, wonderful teamwork. I'm in Christchurch now just relaxing for the weekend. Thank you for the recommendation!

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