While it is true that much of the best trophy hunting in New Zealand doesn't happen on public lands, there are nonetheless some significant and exciting hunting opportunities on public lands throughout the South Island.
Membership of the NZPHGA provides access to the NZPHGA 'Collective Concession" with the Department of Conservation for guided hunting on DOC administered land.
Excellent trophies come off public lands every year despite recreational hunting pressure, helicopter venison recovery, DOC aerial culls, and 1080 poison drops. Zane knows where the trophy herds are and does his homework early to make sure clients are hunting in the best areas at the right times.
Most tahr and chamois trophies are shot on alpine public lands.