Winter Tahr Hunting: A Photographic EssayBy Hayden Sturgeon
- 6th May, 2020 May 6, 2020, 12:25 PM
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Hunting tahr generally requires an additional level of fortitude, resilience and fitness. Doing so in winter can often require even more.
The terrain, coupled with unpredictable weather, can be daunting at the best of times and you'll need to be able to dig deep within yourself when the conditions and/or circumstances become “challenging”...
These images, taken by NZGUNS Field Editor, Hayden Sturgeon, represent what it is to hunt this amazing alpine game animal in what can only be described as demanding terrain and weather.
Hayden is a very experienced and determined tahr hunter and the photos below showcase what it takes to be successful when hunting tahr, and the effort and planning required.
You can read about this hunt by following the link below:
Also, make sure you check out Hayden's informative article on hunting tahr at this link:
And to keep up with the latest information, head over to the New Zealand Tahr Foundation website:
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I have to admit to being pretty excited when the time came to head away...