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 well settled in Twizel, which is a great central base for our hunts and right in the middle of prime Tahr habitat.
As always a huge thank you to the hunters who joined us and allowed us to help you achieve your dream hunts. Guide Tim once again has been a great asset this season.
2020 is already looking quite busy, we do have one or two spaces for later season Tahr or Chamois hunts(last week of June). If you are looking for a true mountain hunting adventure send us a message and we can plan your dream hunt.
I will let the photos tell the story of the season
Late 2018 we ran a hunt give away for the newly formed Tahr Foundation. This hunt was won by Hans from Sweeden and we had a great hunt near the end of June. We managed to raise some much needed funds for the Tahr foundation which was great. A big thank you to everyone who donated. As many of you were aware the Department of Conservation was planning some large Tahr control operations during 2019. The Tahr Foundation combined with work from the NZPHGA(New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Assc), GAC(Game Animal Council), NZDA(New Zealand Deer Stalkers, SCI and other groups made some good head way with the Government and we reached an agreement about the number of animals to be taken. The Tahr herd has always had Government control and is necessary to maintaining a balance in our ecosystem. From the hunting we have done during 2019 we do not believe this control will have any real effect on our success or ability to find good quality mature bull Tahr. We have long been practicing the harvest of age class Tahr and this is vital to the sustainability of the herd.
For 2020 we are working on some new Stag properties and we are hoping we will be able to offer some exciting new hunt options for 2021.
I am heading back to BC,Canada for the 2020 season, my brother(Jimmy) was at Golden Bear during 2019 and had great success there guiding Mountain Goats and Moose.
You can see more about their hunts here- http://www.goldenbearoutfitting.com/
Feel free to email me at email@example.com if you have any questions about hunts here in NZ or Canada
Or you can contact Blake Williams directly – firstname.lastname@example.org for Canadian hunt info.