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    when is a goats head worth keeping?

    Me and a mate went and did our part for the forestry and did a goat cull, now I shot a Billy with a rack measuring 30.5 inches from point to point with even twists and lengths, just wondering if it was worth keeping just as something for the shed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tristan View Post
    Me and a mate went and did our part for the forestry and did a goat cull, now I shot a Billy with a rack measuring 30.5 inches from point to point with even twists and lengths, just wondering if it was worth keeping just as something for the shed
    If I remember correctly to qualify for the NZDA books a goat needs a 30 inch spread? Not sure about twists etc

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    30.5 sounds pretty decent to me, I have one that looked huge to me when I shot it but IIRC only measured around 26" when I got home. Maybe it shrunk on the way.

    If it has good memories of the hunt associated with it, and/or is better than any other ones you've shot then you may as well keep it, I'm not really a trophy hunter but to me they should be more about that than whether or not they impress other people.
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    bloody oats mate!!!!!....... if you like it then put it up in your shed and post a pic on here for us to see. In NZ the record is 42.9" and so 30" is a good start to your trophy goat head collection.
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    Trophy goats start at 30. But as stated above my trophies are more sentimental than anythjng.

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    this fulla didn't measure but he was a good looking bugger!!.I named him DJANGO!!

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    I'll upload a pic shortly, just sent it to my email, it was still attached to the front of the quad

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    I have a tiny goat head in my room only because it looks awesome. But as everyone has said 30+

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    here it is, i named it grizzly, only hoping that my iron goat would attract more, unfortunatly not
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    I have a tiny goat head too it is attached to Buddy and hopefully it stays attached.Name:  picture 2055.jpg
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    this fulla didn't measure but he was a good looking bugger!!.I named him DJANGO!!
    Reminds me of Duck Dynasty!
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    Duck dynasty had me in tears!!! The best programme ever!!!

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    Nice Head Tristan.

    When is a Head Worth Keeping?

    Whenever You consider it worthy.

    I had a 32" Ginger and White Billy Shoulder mounted not because it was 32" but because it took a lot of effort to finally get him and I considered this a worthy head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
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    Buddy looks like he's made himself right at home.

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    Now next question, how can I prep it so I can keep it, im new to all this

 

 

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