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    Big Head Taken on Stewart Island ..?

    Hearing some chatter that a really good head was taken on Stewart Island recently......anyone on here know of it, and/or have pics?

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    Not mine..... Have heard it was taken on the open block not far from town, likely to break a few records
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    Very very jealous, if true
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    That is a thumper whitetail

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    Holy crap, thats a monster!
    I bet the hunter had a case of buck fever trying to line that one up.

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    Wow what a beautiful guy.

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    @223nut I’ve seen a photo and it’s a cracker alright, was it a local hunter?
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    White Tail,really.Its so big and my wall hanger wt is 163d/s.Its well into the 200s hundys.
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    It's a huge whitetail for the island, I'm sure others here can vouch that it's "average" by American standards.

    I have only heard "3rd hand rumours" but it was a tourist that comes here regularly, set his trail cameras, put up a fly spent the time out there (has been some shitty weather for fly camping) came back into town, went back out and an hour later got picked up by the taxi with it
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    Dont know if @ghosts has heard any stories?

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    holy shit thats HUGE by island standards!!!!!!!!
    so it just goes to show the genetics have been there all along......something changed to allow this fella to get so much bigger....feed??? the time off from hunting last year???? hormone laiced pellets??? not likely LOL.
    good on whoever did manage to shoot it.... hopefully we will see more photos sometime soon somewhere.
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    That would wipe out any present NZ record i reckn.Looks more American than NZ.?Good effort put in by the hunter,thats for sure.

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    Not trying to steel any glory off the hunters trophy above(monster)But heres something to compare the above trophy too.Heres a white tail i shot about 15yrs ago.165D/S,about (was)number 38 in NZ records.22 inch span.My wt about 9 to 10 yrs old.So the above wt a real grandady,maybe 12yrs old.
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    When I first read this I thought it can't possibly be correct as Gimp doesn't arrive on the Island until tomorrow, however.....

    What a beaut.
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    Big alright but doesn't look very even. Might not score as highly as it should.
    This is another big Island head. The photo was taken by a friend of mine a couple of years ago.
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