These beautiful animals are a great part of the V-Bharre Ranch and make great trophies. Himalayan Tahr are found on many continents around the world and do well. The Himalayan Tahr is a well sought after trophy by many hunters and provides a great challenge as well.
A Little History
The Himalayan Tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus) or common Tahr is a large ungulate related to the wild goat and the only extant member of the genus Hemitragus. The Himalayan Tahr is native to the Himalayas in southern Tibet, northern India, and Nepal. The Himalayan Tahr has been introduced as an alien species to New Zealand, parts of South America, and South Africa
The Himalayan Tahr has a small head, small pointed ears, large eyes, and horns that vary between males and females. Their horns reach a maximum length of 46 centimetres (18 in). Himalayan Tahrs are sexually dimorphic, with females being smaller in weight and in size and having smaller horns. The horn is curved backwards, preventing injury during mating season when head butting is a common mating ritual among males. The average male Tahr usually weighs around 73kg with females averaging 36kg and is shorter in height than in length. The exterior of a Tahr is well adapted to the harsh climate of the Himalayans. They sport thick, reddish wool coats and thick undercoats, indicative of the conditions of their habitat. Their coats thin with the end of winter and becomes lighter in color. This shedding is presumably an adaptation that allows their internal body temperatures to adjust to the harsh temperatures of the Himalayan Mountains.
As a member of the ungulate group of mammals, the Himalayan Tahr possesses an even number of toes. They have adapted the unique ability to grasp both smooth and rough surfaces that are typical of the mountainous terrain on which they reside. This useful characteristic also helps their mobility. The hooves of the Tahr have a rubber-like core which allows for gripping smooth rocks while keratin at the rim of their hooves allow increased hoof durability, which is important for traversing the rocky ground. This adaptation allows for confident and swift maneuvering of the terrain.
The lifespan of a Himalayan Tahr typically ranges around 14 or 15 years, with females living longer than males. The oldest known Himalayan Tahr lived to 22 years old in captivity.
BEST TIME FOR HIMALAYAN TAHR HUNTING – OCTOBER THRU APRIL, BUT CAN BE HUNTED YEAR ROUND.
Himalayan Tahr Hunting Price – $5,500
Complimentary with All of Our Himalayan Tahr Hunts:
- 3 days and 2 nights lodging
- Meals and beverages throughout the hunt
- 1 on 1 Himalayan Tahr hunting guide
- Full trophy care (field dressing, quartering, trophy for transportation)
- Trophy fishing
- Gun and bow range
NOT Included with All of Our Himalayan Tahr Hunts:
- Gratuity to your Himalayan Tahr hunts guide(s) and staff
- Airport Transportation – $200 Round Trip
- Texas Hunting License
- Custom Processing
- Caping for Taxidermy $50 Per Head Large Animals and $25 Small Animals