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Thread: A North Islander meets some West Coast Puff Daddys.

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    A North Islander meets some West Coast Puff Daddys.

    Our yearly thar trip got off to a slow start due to weather and resulted in far too much whiskey being drunk while waiting for a weather window at a good mates place in Whataroa. We had 2 days of awesome hospitality by Stagasorous before we got the call to head down for the flight in.
    We arrived early Monday to our camp covered in snow and had a heap more coming. It was to be a cold few days scrub.
    In the 3 days hunting, we seen far too many thar Several bulls competing over fewer nannies at one time. They were fighting and brooming which in my opinion does not help trophy potential. KiwiJames managed to get 2 good bulls with one old fella that was 13 yrs old. My other cobber got a nice 13 and a bit inch bull.
    I only scared the shit out of an 820yrd rock for a laugh. I only seen one bull that I would have taken but it was inaccessable. The focus was to find one for KJ and he did well for his first go.
    Not much of a report but I am still thawing out and have to get KiwiJames back to CHCH for his flight home to some cushy NI hunting.

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    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

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    Beautiful pics. My turn next week.

    Well done chaps.

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    Awesome. Much better than we did...

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    Brilliant R93 but shit it looks cold
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    Kiwijames will no doubt do a better report and he has some awesome pics as well.
    The order of the pics is a bit mucked up and I am to retarded to know how to fix them.
    The bull in the spotting scope was KJ's big boy a few minutes before he copped it. The wet sorry looking bull on the snowy flat was meters from our camp.

    There is a bull in the 5th pic down on KJ's right hip. I was taking a pic of him taking one of the bull, but it didnt come out right.

    It was farkin cold. You had to get up the hill for any sun as our camp only seen it for an hour around 3pm. I need to go back to OZ to come right.
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    Love that last pic mate...awesome

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    That Thar bull looks like a cracker to me (ive never seen one in the 'flesh' so to speak) will have to add a 'Thar hunt' to the old bucket list methinks!
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    Yeah nah bro

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    Some of the best photos ive seen on a tahr so far on this forum,and all in one trip !. Well done all! . Does look a tad cold , but I bet you would still give your left nut to be back there !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    Some of the best photos ive seen on a tahr so far on this forum,and all in one trip !. Well done all! . Does look a tad cold , but I bet you would still give your left nut to be back there !
    Thanks for the compliments. We have plenty more photos that KJ may post.
    I think my left nut, is frozen to a rock up there Munsey. I will go back and look for it next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Thanks for the compliments. We have plenty more photos that KJ may post.I think my left nut, is frozen to a rock up there Munsey. I will go back and look for it next year.
    As long as it was foozen to a rock and not a tahr arse ! Hope to see more photos ( not of nuts)
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    Some real nice pics their R93

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    Nice pics,

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    That heavy coat looks warm. Have you thought of sewing a couple together to sleep in?
    Cracker photos. I'd give my left nut to be there too. Not a fan of the 1hr sunshine

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    Haha. It was fucking cold for sure. Gotta get home to my computer to get some more pictures up.
    R93 is one good bastard. It was a real privilege to crash his annual Thar trip as well as be given the full Guide Rangi from Himatangi experience.
    South Westland is certainly a magic place.
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