Skip to main content

Leach Scores Tahr In New Zealand

Guest of Pawlawski, Gridiron Outdoors, goes high in alps

Leach Scores Tahr In New Zealand
Leach flew from Alpine Hunting's base on the North Island then took to a helicopter up into the alps on the Southern Island. (Courtesy Gridiron Outdoors)

(Jan. 9, 2014) - Washington State football coach and celebrated outdoorsman Mike Leach's off-season trip to New Zealand in pursuit of Tahr will air on Gridiron Outdoors with Mike Pawlawski this weekend on the Outdoor Channel, once Friday and twice Saturday.

This classic spot-and-stalk adventure on New Zealand's South Island can be seen Friday at 7:30 p.m. Pacific, and Saturday at both 4:30 a.m. Pacific and 5 p.m. Pacific.

While Pawlawski, a former Cal quarterback and professional outdoorsman, is on the North Island pursuing Ram and Fallow Deer, Leach, who has already bagged a red stag, and local outfitter Shane Quinn go airborne to find the vaunted and mystical Tahr. And it's game-on, leading to an epic chase of an animal that Leach compares to "a scatback that can go in any direction at any time and do it very athletically, and a strong safety because it looks like it wouldn't mind hitting you head-on."

It's an episode that has a little bit of everything - including breathtaking scenics, unique species and lots of sweaty palms - as Leach and Pawlawski cap a memorable week in the Southern Hemisphere.

Catch it on the Outdoor Channel this weekend.

And check us out on social media: Gridiron Outdoors with Mike Pawlawski (Facebook) and @pawlawski (Twitter).

"Gridiron Outdoors" Show Page

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

Recent Videos

The Team is back and ready for action at Kudzu, looking to make the most of an early December rut. Turns out, running la...
Hunting

Work and Play: Merriam's Turkeys in Wyoming

The Team is back and ready for action at Kudzu, looking to make the most of an early December rut. Turns out, running la...
Gear

Winchester Waterfowl Loads

The Team is back and ready for action at Kudzu, looking to make the most of an early December rut. Turns out, running la...
Gear

Winchester .400 Legend

The Team is back and ready for action at Kudzu, looking to make the most of an early December rut. Turns out, running la...
Guns

Browning A5 in the Long Anticipated 20 gauge

The Team is back and ready for action at Kudzu, looking to make the most of an early December rut. Turns out, running la...
Guns

Streamlight SpeedLocker

The Team is back and ready for action at Kudzu, looking to make the most of an early December rut. Turns out, running la...
Gear

Winchester AA Shotshells

The Team is back and ready for action at Kudzu, looking to make the most of an early December rut. Turns out, running la...
Gear

Streamlight TLR-7X

The Team is back and ready for action at Kudzu, looking to make the most of an early December rut. Turns out, running la...
Guns

White Flyer Eco Flyer

The Team is back and ready for action at Kudzu, looking to make the most of an early December rut. Turns out, running la...
Gear

Leupold Mark 4HD Riflescopes

The Team is back and ready for action at Kudzu, looking to make the most of an early December rut. Turns out, running la...
Guns

First Look: Savage Arms 110 KLYM

The Team is back and ready for action at Kudzu, looking to make the most of an early December rut. Turns out, running la...
Gear

First Look: Savage Arms Impulse KLYM

The Team is back and ready for action at Kudzu, looking to make the most of an early December rut. Turns out, running la...
Hunting

Ground Level Bucks at Kudzu Bluff

Game & Fish Magazine Covers Print and Tablet Versions

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

Buy Digital Single Issues

Magazine App Logo

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Game & Fish App

Other Magazines

See All Other Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Game & Fish stories delivered right to your inbox every week.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Game & Fish subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Enjoying What You're Reading?

Get a Full Year
of Guns & Ammo
& Digital Access.

Offer only for new subscribers.

Subscribe Now