Tahr are remarkably fast and agile in steep and rugged terrain
Recreational hunting for tahr and chamois is permitted throughout the year in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park covers 70,000 hectares, about 40% of which is covered in glaciers. The remaining area consists mostly of steep mountain ranges covered in scree slopes, moraine and tussock grasslands.
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park covers 70,000 hectares, about 40% of which is covered in glaciers.
View information about where to hunt in Aoraki/Mount Cook.
Find out how you can plan and prepare for a safe and enjoyable hunting trip in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.
View the most recently issued pesticide summary for the Eastern South Island covering most of the Canterbury region.
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is a rugged land of ice and rock, with 19 peaks over 3,000 metres including New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook.
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Hunting in conservation areas brochure
Eastern South Island pesticide summary
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
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