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    @Rangidan Well done Rangidan junior. A

    week or so ago my dog winded me into what I thought was going to be a trophy of a life time but what she took me to was a buck hooked up in the top wire of a 8 wire fencefence. It was alive and a beautiful animal and using a couple of manuka sticks I wound the wire off. He was too big to flip back over the way he had come to get his leg out. Anyway I got him out and I suspected his hip was dislocated but sat him up and continued my hunt. When I came back a few hours later he had died. Such a waste, even though he had a shit head. I couldn't bring myself to shoot him but in hind sight maybe I should have.

    Anyway, he had a head similar to the one your lad shot and your post reminded me.

    Bugger, now the damn site won't let me load a pic!
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    Had that a few times now with pics not loading
    It's all fun and games till Darthvader comes along

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    @Rangidan Well done Rangidan junior. A

    week or so ago my dog winded me into what I thought was going to be a trophy of a life time but what she took me to was a buck hooked up in the top wire of a 8 wire fencefence. It was alive and a beautiful animal and using a couple of manuka sticks I wound the wire off. He was too big to flip back over the way he had come to get his leg out. Anyway I got him out and I suspected his hip was dislocated but sat him up and continued my hunt. When I came back a few hours later he had died. Such a waste, even though he had a shit head. I couldn't bring myself to shoot him but in hind sight maybe I should have.

    Anyway, he had a head similar to the one your lad shot and your post reminded me.

    Bugger, now the damn site won't let me load a pic!
    They are good at getting hung up.Had a spiker a few years ago in a fence , a black eye , 6 stitches and a ripped shirt later he was out , should off shot the little wanker!!!
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    Nah bro, well not in my limited knowledge..you know there's no Reds in Papamoa!
    I've seen a few big reds around here.
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    Hahaha, brings back memories. big fawn runs up my drive way, takes one look at me and runs full noise into a 7 wire fence n scrambles through into a thicket of blackberry on the other side. Being youngish n fit I take 3 steps over the fence and belly flop half over the fawn and end up tangled in blackberry with ( jeez ) this thing was like hanging onto a angry bronc , I was lucky I had done my breeding I had a squeaky voice and one black testicle for a month. YEP I should of shot it. Took me that month to get all the prickles out of weird places.

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    @BeeMan shame that wasn't today, with a mate standing by to film.....you'd make good money from that outtake alone
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    This old fella made the mistake of walking into 100g of 243.

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    Hooray. This thing finally loaded a pic for me!

    This is the Fallow I pulled out of a fence (referred to a few posts back). He's still alive in this pic. Those wounds on his shoulder were old injuries. He was caught by the leg.

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    Strange antlers that one Tahr. No traditional palms you normally see.

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    [QUOTE=Tahr;696396]Hooray. This thing finally loaded a pic for me!

    This is the Fallow I pulled out of a fence (referred to a few posts back). He's still alive in this pic. Those wounds on his shoulder were old injuries. He was caught by the leg.

    Awesome coat....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Hooray. This thing finally loaded a pic for me!

    This is the Fallow I pulled out of a fence (referred to a few posts back). He's still alive in this pic. Those wounds on his shoulder were old injuries. He was caught by the leg.

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    Bugger what a waste, shit happens in there lives too

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    fellow workmate out shooting 25 odd years ago went to the same spot over a couple of weeks after a good sized stag.
    Found the stag on the second trip stretched right out with a single loop of supplejack around one of the rear hind legs. Dead as a doornail. One step back would've come loose and free as a bird. Poor thing had been struggling for a while and the area he been in was really churned up. He took a couple of pics and showed us so I know it happened for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmiffy View Post
    fellow workmate out shooting 25 odd years ago went to the same spot over a couple of weeks after a good sized stag.
    Found the stag on the second trip stretched right out with a single loop of supplejack around one of the rear hind legs. Dead as a doornail. One step back would've come loose and free as a bird. Poor thing had been struggling for a while and the area he been in was really churned up. He took a couple of pics and showed us so I know it happened for sure.
    I had seen the one in the pic the week before with 2 does, and saw the 2 does again on the day I found him hung up and I recall thinking "I wonder where your boyfriend is?". It was only about 500 yards away from them that Tilly and I found him in the fence.

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    The daughter knocked her 1st stag over at the week-end
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    Just got home from a week or so away. Spent some time on the West Coast and some time in Otago High Country...once the snow had thawed out a bit. Chased the best of the average weather, but the coast really put it on for us. Love it there.

    Saw plenty of animals, enough to keep things interesting. Stags were roaring well (contrary to several 'hunters' opinions we spoke to on route/at the heli pad). Roaring was mostly at night though, and they wouldn’t commit in the bush - cagey... But we still roared some into the open in daylight hours.

    Saw a cracker west coast alpine stag earlier in the week, well in the 40's long and minimum 11 points. A long way off, so he's still there...although my mate got within 250m of him and couldn't see him standing above him on the slip...I could though...talk about frustrating! But a good yarn for around the campfire and he'll be there next year...

    After the heavy morning rain cleared on Thursday the sun came out and we heard a stag roaring in the direction we'd decided to head, so we put the heads down and cut the gap quickly. Fortunately we caught him out crossing a slip after a hind.

    I chose to shoot him...even though he was only a 10, he is old and a classic west coast character head. I’ve passed up many better ones and been eluded by others before on the coast, and am rapt with this one. Wasn't until I put a tape on him, we realized he was 40 inches long. He has cool looking tops too, a real character trophy. He was in fantastic condition and his back steaks were melt in the mouth good last night after a few days hanging.

    Came back south-east on Saturday night and repacked then headed straight back into the mountains. Glassed bush edges and basins for a couple days and saw another 6-7 stags...all roaring well, including two young crackers which we left, hoping they'll get another year at least. Roared a couple up in the snow flurries yesterday morning and almost pulled the trigger on a very nice 11, but opted not to due to time constraints and difficulty of retrieval.

    Back to work for a few days, might sneak out after a few more reds before the end of the month. They're still roaring good. And have a fallow hunt planned for next weekend, then duck shooting, then tahr, chamois and winter stags. Busy time of year...lucky my wife loves me...

    Have a shit load of vid footage to sift through so will start working on that in the weekend...

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