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    Tahr hunt

    This week i found myself not as motivated as i have been in others to smack a good bull over, i had a couple of late starts from the hut, ended up hunting for the pot, the bigger bulls had buggerd off from the nanny groups leaving the youngins to try get there end off - must be very frustrating for them!






























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    You get around you lucky bugger

    The old white stuff is here to stay for awhile now a, 7mm stills knocking them down

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    I know where abouts you were Smiddy - that area has been getting HAMMERED by the choppers for last couple of years
    2nd to last photo, a number of animals were shot out of there and slung out last time I was up there.
    Is the lone pine still standing down the valley or has DOC spent $20k to cut it down? LOL
    My brother shot a 13.5" beside it a few years back

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    D D D Damn that looks cold to a northener! Here I was cdomplaining because we had a tad of frost at the weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanners View Post
    I know where abouts you were Smiddy - that area has been getting HAMMERED by the choppers for last couple of years
    2nd to last photo, a number of animals were shot out of there and slung out last time I was up there.
    Is the lone pine still standing down the valley or has DOC spent $20k to cut it down? LOL
    My brother shot a 13.5" beside it a few years back
    The Tahr numnbers are still good in there, still alot of tahr in that spot 2nd to last, i cleaned 8 out of there and when recovering them the next day we glassed 36 from that spot, according to chopper pilot the S&D is slowing down abit, looks like a good place for a goopd bull anyway, it may get another visit in Novemebr

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    There is good numbers of meat animals through there - yes - I was more meaning the big boys.
    Foot traffic has reduced a bit as there is a land issue down the bottom end, but might be changing very soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanners View Post
    There is good numbers of meat animals through there - yes - I was more meaning the big boys.
    Foot traffic has reduced a bit as there is a land issue down the bottom end, but might be changing very soon
    yea got ya, yea would be a good spot to walk into

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    Good stuff smiddy.

    I am now kicking myself for not doing a winter hunt after seeing those photos. Hopefully will secure myself a bull in the spring
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    hmm i know the area to. the foot access was always a bitch. as much as choppers are cool i hate them hunting where foot hunters are going

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    Awesome pics

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    No wonder you didnt want to leave the hut - you had a generator!

    Did you get to test out my old suppressor? Abe lost the thread cap. Nice one abe haha

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by crnkin View Post
    No wonder you didnt want to leave the hut - you had a generator!

    Did you get to test out my old suppressor? Abe lost the thread cap. Nice one abe haha

    Chris

    Nah ill pick it up off him on tuesday or thursday, no time for shooting at the mo

 

 

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