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A Southern Lakes Safaris specialty, these are the hunts we live for. Flying into our public land concession, situated in New Zealand’s most remote and scenic public land hunting grounds, we’ve spent our whole lives gaining the knowledge to be able to make our clients successful in harvesting a truly mature tahr or chamois on public land.
We can adapt these trips to virtually any level of fitness and sense of adventure, but a good base level of fitness will see you enjoy this hunt soo much more. We are proud to say we are the only New Zealand outfitter serious enough about mountain hunting, that we have our concession directly with the New Zealand Government, and that our guides have high level avalanche qualifications and experience.
“I have hunted with Ewan of Southern Lakes Safaris multiple times solo and with a friend and have always came away with unparalleled hunting experiences. Ewan has tailored the hunts perfectly to our requests from fly in helicopter hunts for Chamois and Tahr to hike in backpack camping hunts for free range Stag. Southern Lakes Safaris has provided us the completely catered style hunt while also guiding on us on hunts where we have wanted more of a “do it yourself” experience. With Southern Lakes you will get the type of hunt and experience YOU want whereas with so many other outfitters I have experienced in the past the hunt is dictated on their terms.
I love having an owner/operator/guide who truly is a hunter’s hunter who is just as passionate about the hunt as I am and not just someone doing a job to make money. If you want to experience the “Real and Wild New Zealand” I would highly recommend Southern Lakes Safaris.”
— BRENDT SHERIDAN – FENNVILLE, MICHIGAN, USA