With a bull tahr age is the most important thing, but here's how to work out the size of that bull you're looking at
If there is one piece of kit that ends up on even the shortest of gear lists, a rain jacket should be it. Being a small rock in the middle of the ocean, New Zealand’s weather can change very quickly, especially while hunting in alpine terrain
We’ve all heard the rhetoric “having a firearm is a privilege not a right” and personally I don’t entirely disagree with that statement. By now we are also no doubt well versed in the unintended consequences of the law changes this hapless government seems to keep ramming down our throats.
South Westland has a long history of deer hunting accessed by jet boat, and these days it’s still somewhat of a mecca for jet boaters and hunters alike.
When the stag antlers have dropped, and the tahr capes bleaching in the sun, the focus often shifts to re-stocking the freezer in preparation for those long summer evening BBQ’s – part of our DNA makeup here in New Zealand
Sure, the stags have dropped their antlers but there’s a bunch of other hunting opportunities that open up as the days get longer, and besides not all of us are interested only in trophies.
If time is your biggest limitation, then a few quality days of hunting hard is achievable and actually cost effective if you can fill the seats in the helicopter. So increasing your hunting time as opposed to your hike-in time can really make a lot of sense, here's our tricks and tips to - The Art of the Fly In
Some of us will routinely climb 1000m vertical when we go hunting, others view the truck or quad bike as more of a “mobile hunting blind”. Whatever your approach, having a versatile yet simple layering system means you will be more comfortable and you will also be able to do more with less.
Learn how to cape out that trophy of a lifetime and avoid the dissapointment of stuffing it up