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    @JoshC Was it hard on the tips? big bodies on those stags down there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbear View Post
    @JoshC Was it hard on the tips? big bodies on those stags down there.
    Yeah mate he stripped it today. Tips were just starting to poke thru. And yep if they’re left to mature they can get pretty big. They took all the meat off this one, had over an inch of fat over its rump.

    On a even more positive note, there was another stag with him which I saw as an 8 last year who is now a perfectly even 10 and about the same size. So they left him to hopefully make another year and be even bigger


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    Quote Originally Posted by Unihunter View Post
    Good Shit Josh, makes it a trophy in their eyes anyway. I still think that old 10 you took (last year i think) is one of my favorite heads I have seen the big sweeping curves to the tines give it so much character. A beast that truly made it to its prime plus if i remember right it looked fat as anything. Have the photo saved as encouragement when pushing up these huge south island hills.
    Cheers mate. Yep last March. That was an epic week of hunting, will be hard to beat. Heading back into the same country in a couple of weeks to seen if we can find his progeny. It amazes me they can avoid hunters and helicopters to reach that age. Goes to show they’re out there eh, you never know what’s over the next ridge



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    I'm planning on heading down your direction some time to visit a school mate and go for a wee adventure. I've never got the hang of what to look for down here in the south. Somehow manged to come down south and still shoot all my deer in the bush. Hoping the Tahr hunting I've been doing has taught me how to glass a bit better now watched a hind and fawn last sunday but was trying to get my first chamois as I've only seen them when hunting Tahr and there aren't many in the area so I left them be (Plus I had already shot two nannie Tahr so didn't want to be greedy). Have a big old fallow I've been chasing a few years back up Bay of Plenty (have one of his casts)
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    Ruahine 12 I ran into on the tops last weekName:  IMG_1973.JPG
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    First bit of bone for 2018.Will put some more pics up tomorrow.Name:  63BBF9CF-7FF6-43EC-B034-74258C53947E.jpeg
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    And we're off, nice heads guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    First bit of bone for 2018.Will put some more pics up tomorrow.Attachment 82388
    That's not a bad way to start the year
    Nothing is tough about having a 70 lb bow and looking like an uncoordinated praying mantis while trying to pull it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    First bit of bone for 2018.Will put some more pics up tomorrow.Attachment 82388
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    Very nice indeed, many more to come. ( Lets hope)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootm View Post
    Well it’s getting close to that time of the year when the Stags start to strip velvet, make some noise and chase the ladies.
    Add your photos of Stags, Bucks and Bulls shot in 2018.
    I’m going to be looking for this fulla from last year.

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    Good luck and be safe.
    Me too🤓

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    Another one from the Wairarapa.

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    How old do you think that one is @brad nice head did he give you a good stalk?
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    Nice one Brad,about 7 to 8 weeks to go.yaaaa

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    Awesome stag brad

 

 

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