The Arapawa Sheep (Ovis aries) is a breed of feral sheep found primarily on Arapawa Island in the Marlborough Sounds, in the South Island of New Zealand. Introduced in 1867, there are many theories of how the sheep arrived, the most popular is that they were descendents of Merino strains from Australia.
Due to living in a rather hostile and very steep terrain, this breed often looks hunched over as they carry their head and tail down most often. They have a light build and long legs. Ewes have no horns, but rams have long spiral horns that often measure over 1 metre (3 ft).
The Arapawa Ram is hunted free range on our own private property, making for an enjoyable challenging hunt. With some good Trophys being taken each year.