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What our happy hunters have to say

Could not have been better, every hunter should come to NZ.

Alex, Denmark

Came as a fellow hunter, left as a friend.

Donny, Canada

There are people you in life that you meet, some are just people. Bernie and Jo are characters whom we will never forget.

Terry and Jody, USA

A very enjoyable trip from start to finish. Bernie is the guide of all guides and would never let you down in the field.

Dave, Auckland

Bernie I have great respect for you as hunter and as a person. I will never forget the hunt we had.

Macen, Alaska

Great couple of days hunting with fit old bastard. Lovely hospitality and entertainment.

Jim, Scotland

It’s been a blast, the best time of my life.

Mark, Auckland

Seriously the best adventure I have been on. I have burnt more powder and had more fun than a human should be allowed to have.

Sam, USA

I really enjoyed the fantastic NZ nature the excitement of the hunt, my well deserved tahr and the good company.

Carl, Denmark

Hunting with you ranks very high by any standard.

Berit, Sweden

Definitely the greatest adventure of my life.

Nana, Sweden

Nice weather, nice people, nice trophies. Perfect.

Ulf, Denmark

Perfect hunt. Perfect arrangement.You made our trip.

Jacob, Denmark

The days at Avonlea Lodge were the best days of my life.

Byorn, Sweden

Thanks for a great hunting adventure with real kiwi hunter, tough as hell. Two chamios, two tahr, one ram, one pig, four goats, three wallaby, six possums, seven days.

Soren, Denmark

Most professional, great hunt, very friendly.

Cosmo, USA

Thank you for showing me what a real hunting is, will never forget this.

Jens, Denmark

Bernie there are not adequate words to thank you for the efforts in making the best father son hunt of a lifetime your skill is very impressive and a real joy to experience. “Hardyards” you can’t explain it, you have to live it.

Arthur, USA

Went on Tahr Mountain and lived my dream, hunted a tahr on foot a beauty, couldn’t ask for more, first class.

Jan, Denmark

Thanks Bernie for a hunt of a lifetime. Tahr and chamios, your efforts will not be forgotten.

Ron, USA

Recent Posts

2020 Season

December 11th, 2020|0 Comments

My personal best Chamois buck 2020 needs no introduction, it has been one of those years that is testing for a lot of businesses and we are no different. New Zealand took a tough approach [...]

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July 28th, 2020|0 Comments

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Wilderness Tahr Hunt 2015

February 15th, 2020|0 Comments

During my 2015 season I had some space free for some hunting for myself and as luck had it we had again drawn a balloted Wilderness tahr area. I headed in with my younger brother [...]

2019 Season

February 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

2019 was another great season for us all at Hard Yards Hunting, we have been quite busy here over the last few months as our new house has just been finished off. We are now [...]