Gear List for the Bow Hunter:

“What to Bring”:

Bowhunting gear list


  • Day Pack – not to big, enough for lunch, rain gear, binos, camera, etc.
  • Waterproof coat – Gore-Tex or Entrant shells are ideal.
  • Polar or Micro-fleece top – Wind stopper.
  • Polyprop singlet or Micro-fleece T-shirt.
  • Shorts and Polyprop long johns – this is a typical ‘kiwi’ uniform, not about fashion, it is about practicality.
  • Dri-back” fleece trousers – “Please no jeans.”
  • Snow gaiters – not about snow, it is to stop brush and boot lace tangles.
  • Socks – Polyprop/Woollen and “Comfortable.”
  • Strong, Comfortable, Ankle supported boots with strong Vibram soles – “spare laces.”
  • Please ENSURE you have CLEAN HIKING BOOTS! NZ Customs will check for outdoor foot wear and there is a $NZ500 fine for not declaring outdoor footwear and it gets worse if footwear contains debris in the soles.
  • Hat, woollen gloves, scarf – always keep in day pack.
  • Complete changes of dry, comfortable, warm clothing for the evening.
  • Dry footwear
  • Personal items.
  • Binoculars.
  • Camera.
  • There is a full laundry service available.

Bowhunting Tahr NZ gear list


Gerald is an experienced bow hunter.

We welcome guided bow hunting.

References supplied upon request.

Aim to shoot up to 50 yards (45 meters) with your bow

All spot and stalk hunting.

Sorry, no mechanicals. Fixed broad heads only.

“I hate getting cold and wet, so I will endeavour to see that you do not either.”


You are most welcome to bring along your favourite rifle. Please make your Calibre not less than .25. A rifle can be supplied to you for the hunting duration. Rifle Permit refer to the Firearms License Information in this website.

“Remember you have to carry it all day.”

bowhunting gear list