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My name is John LaRue. I live in Montana. I am almost 74 years old and I hunted with Jim Gibson of New Zealand Safaris from May 9-17, 2016. Jim made the comment that "not many guys your age take red stag, tahr, and chamois on one trip to New Zealand." What he didn't say is that relatively few hunters are as privileged as I was - I had Jim Gibson as my guide.
Jim laughingly referred to me as "the mountain goat". What I think he meant was "old goat". My knees are a serious handicap to mountain hunting. Even with a walking stick, travel downhill was difficult and slow and probably painful for Jim to watch. His amazing skills placed me within 200 yards or less of all three animals.
I should mention that Jim hunts huge private ranches and estates. He is completely ethical and refuses to use helicopters on any of his hunts.
Jim has an intimate knowledge of the animals and their habits. Importantly, he knows where they are. He frequently predicted what the animals were going to do before they did it. In addition, he has a complete knowledge of the tens of thousands of acres he hunts.
And now for the good part. Jim is completely focused on your hunt being successful. In fact he is driven by that desire. I was lucky to find my tahr on the first day and took my stag on the third. The remaining 5 days were spent trying for chamois. Jim would not relent. He would not quit. He would not give up. On the last day of my hunt, after persistent glassing and pursuit for 5 days, Jim found my chamois and I made the shot.
Jim is the best outfitter-guide I have ever had. That cannot have much meaning for you. What I totally believe is that regardless of your hunting experience, he will be the best guide you have ever had should you be fortunate to hunt with him.
Please feel free to call me at 406-459-4542 should you have any questions.