Guided Hunting

Franz Josef is a hunters paradise with Himaliyan Tahr, Chamois and Red Deer on our back door! Gus has a passion for hunting and we work with local knowledgable guides and outfitters to provide a real West Coast hunting experience!

An example of some of our packages are below. Everything can be tailored to suit your hunting needs.




Tahr or Chamois Heli Hunt

Perfect for people who haven’t got a lot of time but want to experience our world class hunting.

  • Up to 1.5 hours flying time
  • 1 chamois or tahr
  • Personal guide  / pilot
  • DOC Concessions & animal fees

From $6,000


Tent in mountains with fire
Tahr & Chamois in back country

Tahr & Chamois Combo Heli Hunt

Tick both of these items off your bucket list in a half day adventure

  • Up to 2 hours flying time
  • 1 chamois
  • 1 tahr
  • Personal guide  / pilot
  • DOC Concessions & animal fees

From $7,500 

Overnight Guided Hunt

Spend a night or more in the Southern Alps

  • Drop off & pick up by helicopter
  • Personal guide
  • Food and beveridge
  • Fly camp or DOC hut accomodation
  • DOC Concessions & animal fees

Starting from $4,000

Hunter drop off in helicopter
Man with Trophy with helicopter in background

Trophy Hunting

Visit the exclusive 5* Gary Herbert Lodge

  • Day trips from Franz Josef or 
  • Stay in the Gary Herbert Lodge
  • Trophy red, fallow & elk / wapiti stags
  • Ram, goat, boar & wallaby options
  • One for the trophy cabinet! 

From $6,000 (excludes animal fees)

What they say about us

Courtney Moskios

“I had the most incredible day in the Southern Alps chasing tahr & chaomis.

As someone who has been hunting her entire life, I thoroughly enjoyed it. One of the best days I’ve had! Couldn’t have been better!

These are the guys to go to for your West Coast hunting and tourism trips!”

Mark Williams

“Thank you for an incredible hunting experience. Your professional and limitless approach to high-end customer service exceeds all expectations.

I will be recommending your experience to anyone interested in Helicopter Hunting in New Zealand.  A true bucket list item finally ticked!”

Emma Curley

“Much thanks to Gus & Poppy and their team at Glacier Country Helicopters!

You guys listened to exactly what our hunting needs were. You got us to the right place safely, and we enjoyed 4 days in the southern alps hunting trophy bull Tahr.

I felt extremely safe and comfortable at all times. I feel the team has a great knowledge of area and weather patterns. I’d highly recommend this operator.”

James Read

“Gus worked with myself to put together a 5 day tahr hunt. He organised our great guide Morgan  and a top camping site. We took three good trophys!

If anyone is thinking of a hunting trip in the South Island get in contact with Gus, they were brillaint to deal with and made it so easy!”