Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Sarvo Alpine

User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Like Tree9Likes
  • 9 Post By Bonecrusher

Thread: Anniversary Stag

  1. #1
    Member Bonecrusher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011

    Anniversary Stag

    29 years of marriage on the 5th November, my wife was having a gardening group around for the afternoon and lawns had been mowed as per instructions from the domestic authority

    Name:  006 (2).JPG
Views: 247
Size:  3.18 MB

    So I decided the legs and 308 needed some use, I headed into the local jungle to a sweet little spot I've been visiting off the North / South track. Significant sign of a large animal on the track so now I just had to find him down we go

    Name:  012.JPG
Views: 260
Size:  3.18 MB

    Tent bivvy located in the area

    Name:  001.JPG
Views: 251
Size:  3.03 MB

    Couple of stream crossings nice water then I picked a likely ridge system and climbed for an hour or so relatively new area for me so it was always going to be a data collection for future trips

    Name:  008.JPG
Views: 250
Size:  3.17 MB

    3.00 pm Had a orange & ginger nut break and took time to think about a exit strategy picked a likely ridge and headed for home came out on a likely looking slip which due to the rain the Kaimai's have had was greasy to say the least ... had a fall heading down here no damage done more mud deposited than skin lost. Back across the stream slightly further North. Starting seeing more sign

    Name:  011.JPG
Views: 249
Size:  3.05 MB

    So flicked the switch eyes, ears & nose engaged 1st gear slow and steady progress. Great Kaimai bush stalking country not that dissimilar to this photo the usual fare we have to deal with in these ranges.
    By now blood was trickling down my shins from the hammering they were getting, ever had the premonition that something is looking at you, I did at this stage and checked out my surroundings more intently then less than 5 metres away a stag in velvet stood up looking straight at me. The 308 up to the shoulder > safety flicked off squeezed the trigger .... nothing misfire stag looks at me then bolts I give him a whistle hoping to stop him and get another chance cleared the chamber put another one up the spout
    stag last seen heading towards Katikati at 30 kph. Good sized animal they can't grow good heads in the Kaimai's but certainly achieve body weight until next time grey stag with the 8 inch velvet and 4 inches of body fat my barbecue awaits, ;-)

    Name:  027.JPG
Views: 242
Size:  3.04 MB
    Shootm, Tahr, 199p and 6 others like this.

  2. #2
    Member stug's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Oxford, Canterbury
    Bugger, pity about the misfire.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Bit of an anti climax after all the effort you put in. At least you checked out some new country so it should provide you with an or two in the future. Good write up.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    I probably would be looking for an anniversary stag instead of shag after 29 years too



Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 57
    Last Post: 11-09-2019, 09:13 PM
  2. FS: Modified 50th anniversary 10/22
    By mcche171 in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 22-01-2017, 12:04 AM
  3. FS: Lee 50th anniversary kit
    By Somethingarather in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 17-07-2016, 07:36 PM
  4. Mallard 150th anniversary 2017
    By EeeBees in forum Upcoming Events
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 27-10-2015, 12:55 PM
  5. 150th anniversary...
    By EeeBees in forum Game Bird Hunting
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-06-2014, 08:30 PM

Tags for this Thread


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!