Author(s): Steuart Laing
From the author of: Chamois, A New Zealand Hunter's Handbook. Tahr: New Zealand's other unique mountain game. Released in 1904 around the Mt Cook region, the original liberation spread along the main divide until in the 1970s they numbered in the tens of thousands. Helicopter hunting reduced the numbers to around 5000, and recognising the unique status of the only free ranging, huntable Tahr in the world the "Tahr Management Plan" gave them limited protection. As New Zealand's only managed game animal they provide spectacular hunting in an alpine setting for both local and overseas hunters. Steuart Laing again follows the introduction, spread and current status of Tahr in New Zealand. Explains hunting methods, how to find Tahr in the high alpine country they inhabit and concludes with some hunting stories both current and historical.