Safety In The Southern Alps | New Zealand Hunt Planner



The mountains of New Zealand are steap and rugged - even by Alaska standards.  Here is what you need to know in order to survive your hunting adventure in the Southern Alps.


If you are going to hunt New Zealand, you can hunt the mountains, or you can steer clear of the big stuff and hunt the hill country.  Real quick, here are the species that will likely take you into big mountain country...


Tahr and chamois are definitely included as ‘mountain game’ and live on the east and west coasts of the Southern Alps.  Red deer are often found in the alpine, so they would qualify as well.  Fallow deer and most of the other deer species (Sika, Rusa, Sambar) are typically found at lower elevations and are more prevalent on the North Island. 


The bottom line is that if you want to do a tahr, chamois or free-range red deer hunt in New Zealand, you’ve got to go into it with your eyes wide open and be prepared...

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