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Thread: NZ Hunter Wapiti Adventures, 8.30pm tonight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
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    @Sarvo https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/nz-hunter-adventures

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    @Sarvo https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/nz-hunter-adventures

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    Cheers for that

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    Awesome show. I'm heading to lower glasinock in 4 weeks.After seeing that its going to be very hard to stay focused on work!!!
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    Another great show and awesome footage. Lots of animals and bulls encountered with excellent patience and assessment behind the trigger. Good on you guys for leaving those big boys for another year or two. That camera lost & found was one "very lucky camera" - bit of a buga having to drop all the height to go back and find it. Gut busta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshC View Post
    Yes there are a number of bulls shot each year, probably a few too many that haven't quite reached full potential, and certainly plenty that are being shot waaay to young. Some of the really old ones get left because their antlers arent big enough...similar to last night on the show.

    There has been a couple that have cracked 50 inches in the last 10 years that I know of. Scoring in the mid to high 300's DS (most recent one 360+). Unfortunately (depending on how you look at it) these have been shot pre-ballot period, so not in the rut.

    I also have seen photos of bulls most certainly to go into the high 40's and possibly crack 50, but not quite mature enough, or only 8-11 points so left another day. Some of these bulls show strong wapiti characteristics and even antler shape reverting to a more elk type.

    The red influence is strong in some blocks, and red bloodlines will ALWAYS be a part of this herd due to the country they live in and the years they have been cross breeding for. The key "wap" blocks certainly have good numbers of wapiti type animals, I really noticed this in our block last time I went in.

    From what I have seen personally, the footage I've seen and stories I have heard, the herd is improving every year and the work the FWF are putting in is definitely starting to pay dividends. I doubt we will see bulls of the huge North American type again, but we are definitely seeing a vast improvement in the size and quality of bulls in the area.

    Long may it continue I reckon

    Oh and a fantastic show last night Greg and Willy, really enjoyed it.
    Yep agree.

    The one I shot last year had probably been left by multiple hunters over the years as wasn't 50" and wasn't (or at least when I shot him) a 12 pointer. He was clearly old and I decided to bang him over, he was over 9 years old, had wapiti style antlers and was massive in comparison to anything else I have seen/shot in new zealand. He certainly looks impressive when a red stag head/skull is placed beside it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerazziSC3 View Post
    Yep agree.

    The one I shot last year had probably been left by multiple hunters over the years as wasn't 50" and wasn't (or at least when I shot him) a 12 pointer. He was clearly old and I decided to bang him over, he was over 9 years old, had wapiti style antlers and was massive in comparison to anything else I have seen/shot in new zealand. He certainly looks impressive when a red stag head/skull is placed beside it.
    need pictures man
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerazziSC3 View Post
    Yep agree.

    The one I shot last year had probably been left by multiple hunters over the years as wasn't 50" and wasn't (or at least when I shot him) a 12 pointer. He was clearly old and I decided to bang him over, he was over 9 years old, had wapiti style antlers and was massive in comparison to anything else I have seen/shot in new zealand. He certainly looks impressive when a red stag head/skull is placed beside it.
    need pictures man
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    And some photos of the stags taken from our block in our period. Ages from left to right.
    5 1/4 (A mainly red stag shot by member of my party), 9 1/4 (my stag above), 7 1/4 (A mainly red stag that was 40x40 approx and a perfect 12 shot by member of party we shared with ), 4 1/4 a beaut wap head that was 45" 11 points with plenty potential shot by member of party we shared with

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    The other stag from my party

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    It was an interesting trip out in the chopper. Antler sticking everywhere
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    Don’t know it could be just me but closing the whole place for 5 ish years could make a big difference
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