Himalayan Tahr Control Operational Plan 2022/23

The 2022/23 Plan can be found here and the Game Animal Council’s advice provided as part of the Tahr Plan Implementation Liaison Group is available here.

Maps from 2021 tahr surveys

DOC are publishing maps showing areas where large groups of tahr have recently been observed during aerial surveys in popular hunting areas.

These observations were recorded over late Summer and Autumn 2021 as part of tahr population surveys in the South Rakaia/Rangitata and Gammack Two Thumb management units, east of the Southern Alps.

The maps are available here.

Tahr sightings and maps for hunters

DOC are also publishing maps to show where tahr have been controlled during the 2022-2022 control operations. The maps also show where mature bull tahr outside the National Parks were sighted and may prove useful to tahr hunters planning their next trip. The maps are

available here.

Map of tahr management units

Previous Tahr Control Operational Plans

Details of the previous two Tahr Control Operational Plans are available here.

Tahr Returns App discontinued

The Tahr Returns App jointly developed by the Game Animal Council and Department of Conservation has been discontinued. Recent developments in tahr management and relatively low uptake of the App have rendered it unsuitable as a tahr management tool. The GAC and DOC continue to work towards greater recreational hunter involvement in the management of tahr, particularly in Management Units 1 and 3.