SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!
Southfort Labs have very generously offered a Mountain Hunter Stock + Barrel ($2300 value) with all proceeds going to the NZ Tahr Foundation.
Tickets are $10 each and you can enter as many times as you like.
Competition will be drawn on the 19th October 2018. Winner will be notified same day as the draw.
Sponsored by Southfort Labs.
NZ Tahr Foundation:
"Most of you will be aware by now that the Minister of Conservation has Himalayan tahr well and truly in her sights. Make no mistake, if she has her way, it will be the end of tahr hunting as we know it!
She has instructed her department to cull 17,500 tahr on top of the almost 3000 already culled in the last couple of months, and also she intends to reduce the tahr density in Mt Cook and Westland National Parks to zero. She wants her department to cull around 25,000 to 30,000 tahr by the middle of next year, out of what they are saying is an estimated population of 35,000 (and this estimate by their own admission could be way out either way – what do we have left if there is only 25,000 to begin with?) - and they intend to shoot the bulls too. This is without a doubt the destruction of the tahr hunting resource.
The only way we are going to stop this is by a huge lobbying effort of the Coalition and opposition MPs by all hunters united together, but this will not stop the slaughter before the damage is done. The New Zealand Tahr Foundation is going to seek a court injunction to have the culling stopped while the GAC puts an alternative proposal that will achieve the required herd reduction spread over 3 years to preserve the alpine vegetation without totally destroying the tahr hunting resource." - New Zealand Tahr Foundation
"All we want is a mature well considered and consulted discussion, resulting in a sensible sustainable plan." - NZ Tahr Foundation
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/nztahrfoundation