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Thread: Tahr Hunting! Tips and tricks

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    Some good advice already cheers team!

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    I like to take a light weight fold up chair if I'm flying in. Bones appreciate a comfy seat during the day or evening when resting at camp

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    Good advice from the guys, hope you enjoy the trip, she is big country down there. Look forward to your hunt report, be safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caberslash View Post
    Not sure how many of these will be knocking about in NZ, but before modern spotting scopes came out these sweet things were your only option for glassing.

    Takes a bit of skill to use but they give around 20x mag... not too bad for kit made in the 1890's.

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    Light, clear and compact if you can find a good one.

    Seen old pics of them being used in NZ. Will bring mine if I ever get over for a hunt

    If you are interested, look up the Lovat Scouts
    That's fokken beautiful, seeing as it would have been made by hand.

    That's one thing I haven't got to just yet. Grinding lenses. But hell, that's stirred the irons.

    Used them a'fore. Quite like the handling actually. And kind of prepares your brain/ scope eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caberslash View Post
    Not sure how many of these will be knocking about in NZ, but before modern spotting scopes came out these sweet things were your only option for glassing.

    Takes a bit of skill to use but they give around 20x mag... not too bad for kit made in the 1890's.

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    Light, clear and compact if you can find a good one.

    Seen old pics of them being used in NZ. Will bring mine if I ever get over for a hunt

    If you are interested, look up the Lovat Scouts
    Ive often wondered why these arent still being made and sold....plenty of folks can only use one eye of binoculars so carry twice as much glass as they need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    Ive often wondered why these arent still being made and sold....plenty of folks can only use one eye of binoculars so carry twice as much glass as they need.
    Swaro still make some draw scopes but to be frank they are for tripod use only.

    There is one company in Scotland who still gets these made but the are over £1k... not made in house either just parts bought in and branded for them. https://www.grahamsonline.co.uk/product/2079

    The old style telescopes cost an arm and a leg back then too!

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    I just came back from an East Coast Thar hunt and they were very low at present. Look on the slips next to scrubby areas in the last hour of light. A few high but more low.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forestry View Post
    I just came back from an East Coast Thar hunt and they were very low at present. Look on the slips next to scrubby areas in the last hour of light. A few high but more low.
    Cheers mate ill take that onboard

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    Hi Josh , great advice. Going into Littles hut area in Jolie valley, Mt Cook on Friday Dec 3-5 . What are the 3 pieces of advice or indispensable items you’d take with you that you haven’t already mentioned ?

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    As easy as spotting a blond big titted bird at a strip joint

    Bulls will be where they were this time last year, the year before and where their dads were…just have to find that bit of scrub. In all seriousness when they show up, it’s like magic they appear out of nowhere in the evenings.

    Find a shady spot during the day and catch up on some sleep.
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    Practice shooting on odd angles and backing up first shot/s
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