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Thread: Stags still have antlers

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    Stags still have antlers

    Went for a bush stalk today. Had abit of a poor shooting day(did have a crap steep postion to shoot from..my excuse anyway) After having a couple of shots at a deer from a difficult position with the 308, and not sure if I hit the deer or not as it was still standing ok after losing sight of it for a moment.
    A 6 pointer stag stool up from its bed and had a shot at that as well(missed that one) Thought the other deer went down so went over for a look, found heaps of blood but the deer was gone. Tracked it for 150m with abit of blood before I lost it and after a very long search didn't find it.
    Very disappointing to say the least. Any way, that stag still had antlers
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    bugger on not finding it mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    bugger on not finding it mate

    Out there doin it tho

    The big boys should have dropped by now(relatively speaking this is Nelson after all ) but the young fellas may carry them even untill late Jan.
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    Bugger on the deer mate, but at least you were out there and not mowing the lawns
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    Stags still have antlers

    Bugger about the result. Unfortunately it happens.

    Older stags with bigger heads will mostly have dropped by now. Although recently seen a couple of good 10's & 12 pointers still holding on.

    Not uncommon to see younger stags with smaller antlers still on top later in the year. I've seen them as late as last week in November still hard antler. Spikers right into jan/feb.

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    Stags still have antlers

    Some still got antlers up here.
    But most have dropped.

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    Shoot three weeks ago in the Arthur's Pass/Otira area in Public Land.

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    The young fellow checking out the brains
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    They are still on, solid as:
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