Jeri Miller

“What an awesome adventure. Not only do Chris and Peg provide a great hunting excursion as a client, ensuring you will leave with a quality trophy, but you are taken into their home and treated like family. They go above and beyond what would be expected to accomodate any desires, needs or disabilities you may have, adding such a personal touch to what could have been just another day at work for them. What a great way to experience New Zealand for the first time. You will not be disappointed. I certainly wasn’t.”

Jon Miller

Its not always easy to travel and hunt internationally from a wheelchair. Youre home is comfortable and easily accessible and Peg’s cooking is the best. Thanks to you we were able to get world class trophies. Myself a great stag. Robin a fantastic tahr, free range and on foot inspite of her knee replacement, plus a stag and goat. Daughter Jeri a stag and goat. All great trophies. New Zealand is a great family destination and we met friendly helpful people all along the way. We cant wait to come back! Thanks again

Darryl Vereen

If you want to hunt free-ranging Tahr and Chamois, New Zealand is the only place in the world to do it, and there’s no better guide than Chris Bilkey to get you to them. Chris put me on trophy Tahr from day one, while patiently and professionally guiding me through some of the most spectacular and challenging country you will experience in your lifetime. Hunting these magnificent animals, on foot and on their terms is something every true hunter should experience. Perhaps even more impressive than his skill in getting me up the mountain and into position, was Chris’ tremendous knowledge of, and deep respect for our quarry and their habitat. This hunt is the pinnacle of fair chase, and the sense of accomplishment after success is something even the most experienced hunter will not soon forget. Back at the lodge after the stories have been told and the toasts have been raised, Peg served up a fabulous meal and wonderful company every evening, making my wife and I feel right at home. She treated us like one of her family, and we always felt welcome and secure in their very comfortable home. I had a 100% successful hunt, taking very fine Tahr and Chamois, and making some good friends along the way. Chris and Peg have my recommendation, and I hope to return.”

Abigail Day

I met Chris Bilkey and his wife Peg when I hunted New Zealand in 2004. Hunting free-range tahr and chamois on foot in New Zealand is a great mountain experience, and I would recommend Chris as a guide without hesitation. He is highly knowledgeable about the animals and their ways, and is committed to delivering the best quality trophies and a memorable hunting experience. Peg’s hospitality is a great comfort at the end of a hard day’s hunt.

Abigail is an experienced international hunter, having hunted in 24 countries, nine for mountain game.

In 2008 Abgail Day received the Daiana Award by S.C.I – Award winners have shown exemplary ethics given time & energies to enhance wildlife.

Jeri Miller

“What an awesome adventure. Not only do Chris and Peg provide a great hunting excursion as a client, ensuring you will leave with a quality trophy, but you are taken into their home and treated like family. They go above and beyond what would be expected to accomodate any desires, needs or disabilities you may have, adding such a personal touch to what could have been just another day at work for them. What a great way to experience New Zealand for the first time. You will not be disappointed. I certainly wasn’t.”

Renee Snider

2013 – As usual ever thing was wonderful it is always a pleasure to be with the two of you hunting was fun and successfully. Your country is beautiful. Peg you are the best cook thank you .I look forward to being with you again.
reneesnider@comcast.net

Chris Bilkey was very happy to have guided Renee Sinder to her successful finish for the Golden Malek Award in 2006

In 2003 Renee decided to hunt the South Pacific for 15 species of game, free range and without the use of a helicopter.

Here is how she described her guided hunt for the Tahr.

Beginning in May 2003 I was on the South Island of New Zealand with Chris Bilkey an excellent guide. Honestly this man can climb any where these Tahr and Chamois live .Our first day out we spotted Tahr On the same day we went on to shoot a 14” bull.

Larry Higgins

Thank you for another great hunt, the friendship between us continue s to grow and I appreciate all that the two of you do for the sport if hunting all the best.
Larry Higgins;

Craig Boddington Author

Chris Bilkey is one of New Zealands most experienced Tahr hunters.

John Mcalls Tahr hunt

Hunt of a life time made possible by Chris Bilkey, I thank him for his guidance and hospitality for I couldn’t have done it with out him, and Peg, what a cook.

Ronald B Spanton

‘Castanea’ RD 26, Temuka, South Canterbury.

I have known Chris & Peg Bilkey for some twelve years and during this period have lived and worked with them in the field – New Zealand hunting camps and the Australian Outback.

I have always found them to be in every way excellent hosts and great company and like many of my countrymen and women, able to function well in all situations.

Peg is a fine cook and always provides an excellent table with imaginative menus and food representing the country where the hunt is taking place.

Chris is an able, more than competent hunting guide, in fact a ‘Master Guide’ in every sense, who has absolute respect for the animal being hunted and a huge knowledge of the habits and habitats of all the game animals found in New Zealand, Australia and New Caledonia.
He has travelled widely, North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and has hunted on three Continents, always returning home with fine trophies and detailed knowledge of the areas and the animals hunted – the epitome of a hunter/guide of the upper echelon.

My credentials to form such an opinion of both Chris and Peg – I am probably the oldest NewZealand PH to be still active in the field – some forty plus years of guiding hunters throughout Australasia and a pioneer in guided hunting in New Zealand, having begun outfitting with business partner Gary Joll in the mid 1960s and still active into the current 2005 season.

I urge any prospective hunter wanting an absolutely memorable and successful hunting/sightseeing experience in Australasia to contact Chris and Peg Bilkey for such an adventure.

Daniel and Anne

June 2009 Daniel &Anne – Mullholland U.K.

Thank you VERY much for such a wonderful time on our first ,but not last , trip to your beautiful home.
For me it was a great holiday and for Daniel a successful “Mission” the two rarely come together.