Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Featured | 0 comments

The eastern side of New Zealand’s Southern Alps is generally semi arid and open but the more accessible valleys have high hunting pressure as a result. It’s here that the legendary tahr hunting grounds are found—the Godley, Rakaia, Havelock, Dobson and Rangitata.

Like red stags, tahr bulls go through a bachelor period over summer followed by a move to nanny rangelands during the winter rut.  This image is courtesy of my friend Gerald Telford, a first class hunting and fishing outfitter operating in the heart of the South Island www.flyfishhunt.co.nz