IntroductionLearn about Himalayan tahr hunting, tahr control operations, and the threat of tahr in the South Island of New Zealand.
DOC is working with Ngāi Tahu and the Tahr Plan Implementation Liaison Group (TPILG), to over time reduce the size of the tahr population back within the limits of the Himalayan Thar Control Plan 1993.
Work is underway to protect conservation areas including Aoraki/Mount Cook and Westland Tai Poutini National Parks from the impacts of Himalayan tahr.
There will continue to be thousands of tahr for hunters across 425,000 ha of public conservation land outside of the national parks, and 133,000 ha of Crown pastoral leases and private land.
Himalayan tahr sightings and control mapsView maps of tahr control operations and population surveys.
Himalayan tahr control operations
Learn about tahr control operations, and find maps where bull tahr have been sighted.
Research and monitoringFind out about Himalayan tahr and the importance of managing their population, the challenges they pose for conservation and how you can help.
Himalayan tahr factsheet
Himalayan tahr in New Zealand factsheet (PDF, 2,478K)
Himalayan tahr updates to hunting permit holders
View emails sent to recreational hunters who have a permit to hunt on public conservation land:
- 14 September 2022
- 3 June 2022
- 22 December 2021
- 29 October 2021
- 11 August 2021
- 21 June 2021
- 10 May 2021
- 26 November 2020
- 14 September 2020
- 1 September 2020
- 27 August 2020
- 14 August 2020
- 14 July 2020
International travel with hunting trophies
You may need CITES documentation to enter or leave New Zealand with your hunting trophy.