The Himalayan Tahr was described by George Schaller as “the quintessential goat” due to the mountainous and inaccessible terrain that it chooses for its home. The horns will reach a length of only 46cm's but a mature bull in winter cape is a sight to behold, rivalling that of the Markhor.
The Tahr is probably the toughest climber of all the goats, making it a highly desired and worthy addition to any sportsman's wall. Hunting him is certainly not to be taken lightly, and the keen sportsman must be willing to work for his trophy. Native to the Himalayas, unfortunately, its scarcity there, make it extremely expensive to chase.
All is not lost, however, because, in 1904, the Duke of Bedford gave 6 Tahr to New Zealand as a gift from Woburn Safari Park. The brutes duly escaped, bred like wildfire and now reside in healthy numbers throughout the Southern Alps of New Zealand.
Having conducted hunts in various South Island locations, we remain confident that there are few international outfitters who will be able to compete with our success rates on a Tahr hunt. Using helicopters to access the best ground, our team are able to combine this hunt with Chamois, giving hunters the opportunity to take 2 members of the big 5 goats in one 5 day hunt.
On our hunting trips to New Zealand, we have many options including locations