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    Gutted.

    So I buried my first and only tahr head in the corner of the garden to let the worms do their work. While not the biggest set set, but a respectable 11. I was suitably stoked as a first.
    I checked on the head about a month ago and found the horns nice and loose so took them off to continued the rotting process. I left the head in the ground, and put the horns on the fence rail right next to them.

    I went back last week for an update, and found the horns nowhere to be seen. I have searched high and low, but found nothing. I even interrogated them bribed my children with no luck.

    I have two theories.

    1. Some sort of animal has taken off with them, though the head is buried just below so I think that is unlikely.

    2. Some light fingered kyunt has smelled the good smell and popped their head over the fence, seen the horns and helped themselves. My section backs into the top10, so this seems like the most likely. Though I thought I had concealed it reasonably well under a tree.

    Looks like Ill just have to go out and shoot another one I guess.

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    this time booby trap them, nothing nasty just something that makes allot of noise etc. then follow the poo trail to find the culprit

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    @Delphus I would bet on it being Magpies they are renowned for it ,they are attracted to smelly meat & roll in it & play with it like a dog before scoffing , they will by pass fresh meat for the ripe stuff & my mate use to live in Timaru & a crazy old lady near the them use to feed the Magpies & it was like a scene from the movie Birds sometimes driving past.
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    Gutted.

    Definitely the kids


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    I hope it’s your better half, it’d be a nice surprise to get them back on your birthday on a nice mount.
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    Lost a decent Red head from the back of my flat once. Bloody dog from a block away stole it. Honest owner (who knew a nice head when he saw one) just drove around the block till he spotted a grubby little 4WD (2 stroke Suzi LJ50)and started door knocking.

    Big thumbs up from me (and a few bevvies).

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    Bad luck,guess you will have to go hunt again for a bigger tahr.

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    A boil up of the head is a much faster method, and less chance of lossing the horns.

    Great reason to get out after another, there are plenty about too!
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    this happened to me as well, and it was my first 12 inch bull. i have 1 of the horns but i think the neighbors lab has stashed the 2nd horn.
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    lol to the victor goes the spoils
    The dog just needs it more than you
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    Ive had heads get stolen from neighborhood dogs a couple of times. I don't do the outdoor rotting thing anymore because of that.

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    !! thats wild. time to build some more fences, i can help if needed

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    Far out! Who would steal a half rotted animal head? A trophy means nothing if you didn't hunt the animal yourself. I suppose the grave robbers may have thought it was being discarded.

 

 

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