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    62 point stag

    Top genetic selection produces biggest antlers | Stuff.co.nz
    Interesting Well over a ton of velvet , and didn't say how many got shot by loopy tourists ! . Making Big money I'd say !
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    FUK ME....makes my one and only 8 pointer look like a twig!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouser View Post
    FUK ME....makes my one and only 8 pointer look like a twig!!!!!!!!!
    Yep 50 points on my PB
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouser View Post
    FUK ME....makes my one and only 8 pointer look like a twig!!!!!!!!!
    You should see how fucked up it looks when a spiker has a shitload like that.
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    @Rushy, can breeding for racks that big cause neck problems in stags? That's a big weight to be carrying around, especially considering a decent 12 pointer would only weigh a fraction of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipgr View Post
    @Rushy, can breeding for racks that big cause neck problems in stags? That's a big weight to be carrying around, especially considering a decent 12 pointer would only weigh a fraction of that.
    Not from my observations Phillip. It doesn't seem to worry them. But it sure does look ugly.
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    Hardy animals they are!
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    Heard the story of a similar stag in Canada, bread to be shot by a very wealthy customer.
    The customer book his hunt, pays in advance.
    Two days before the"hunt day", the skull of that poor deer did split in half under the weight of the antlers and he died.
    The customer was really pissed off by that.

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    Chris is a bit of a character a. He used to be mum and dad's neighbour down at te anau.
    He's had quite a few barb wire spikers!
    They might not be nz hunters cup of tea, but there is certainly some bloody good velvet genetics there.

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    while its the direction the industry has taken and well done to those that are doing well at it........
    those animals are an abomination. they bear no resemblance to the breed anymore and the "form" that nature decided was best after hundreds of thousands of years of evolution.

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    I agree Can those heads are an eyesore ! . The Christchurch airport has a Wapiti head in the main entrance ,wow that is a head ! . Does anyone know it's history ?
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    I am with you both on this as well. The deer on my farm were quite deliberately the worst looking heads in the surrounding neighbourhood but still regularly threw upwards of twenty four to thirty points as three year old animals. My neighbours used to rib me over the poor quality of the heads compared to their animals sporting 36+ but I was trying to get back to a wide strong twelve to fourteen points. As I was never in the business of harvesting the velvet and had gotten out of serving the trophy trade about ten years ago it was of no consequence to me that the deer on my farm looked inferior. It took millennia for nature to evolve the right design and only thirty years for breeders to get to where the industry is today. As VC says, those that guided breeding in this direction did so for business reasons and when looked at in that light then they have achieved well but it is not my idea of a perfect set of antlers. The difference is stark when you compare the strong twelve portrayed in the painting entitled Monarch of the Glen against a typical farm bred New Zealand stag.
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    The wapiti that graced the ch ch airport was shot in 1950 in the worsley .17 points 54 inches high and 49 spread .Douglas score 465 1/4 . Number 4 in the record books . A very handsome head . I unsure if it's still there ?
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    Well put Rushy
    Yeah nah bro

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    They are certainly ugly when genetics have been tampered with.
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