Himalayan Bull Tahr

Glen Lyon Station is home to the best Himalayan Bull Tahr hunting in the world and provides for a challenging and thrilling hunt as your guide takes you through the South Island high country. Tahr were gifted to New Zealand by the Duke of Bedford in the early 1900’s and are hunted for their horns and impressive mane. Tahr can be hunted all year round but for the best capes March to August is the best time.

Bulls are mobbed together in bachelor herds from September to May. Early season bulls tend to be lower than after May when the mating season starts. They typically live between 1000 and 2000 meters.

Hunting is on foot but a helicopter can be used for access for hunters who are unable to or do not wish to walk in. To ensure excellent quality and quantity of Tahr on Glen Lyon station there is management plan in place to carefully monitor the population of the Tahr.

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Other hunting options

  • Red Stag

    Take home the ultimate souvenir from your NZ hunting experience with a world class Red Stag trophy. Experience the roar from March - April, with hunting available from February to July.

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  • Chamois

    Another thrilling animal to hunt and watch as they navigate the mountains of Glen Lyon station. Chamois are able to be hunted year round - capes are best from Dec to Aug.

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  • Fallow Deer

    Fallow Buck are hunted from March through to July and like Red Stag can be hunted either free range or estate. Fallow deer are a beautiful animal that make for a fantastic shoulder mount.

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  • Small game and other

    There is an abundance of small game that can be worked into your hunting package. With the lake and river at your doorstep it's a great way to spend your down time during the hunt.

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