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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Speaking of which… how's it going, Skylar??? 
 
Been well Dan. Struck out this weekend on hunting. But it was great being in the mountains in cold weather.
 
I'll post up some of the pictures.
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

How much just to pet him and feed him a carrot?
 
He won't let you near the pen. I tried to put my lens through the panel, and he rushed up trying to maul me.
 
He's a mean cuss.
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Originally posted by Skylar McMahon Skylar McMahon wrote:

Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

How much just to pet him and feed him a carrot?
 
He won't let you near the pen. I tried to put my lens through the panel, and he rushed up trying to maul me.
 
He's a mean cuss.


I don't think he wanted to maul you... He wanted you to turn and run... and be ready for a good goring.

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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

Originally posted by Skylar McMahon Skylar McMahon wrote:

Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

How much just to pet him and feed him a carrot?
 
He won't let you near the pen. I tried to put my lens through the panel, and he rushed up trying to maul me.
 
He's a mean cuss.


I don't think he wanted to maul you... He wanted you to turn and run... and be ready for a good goring.

 
He was onry wasn't he?
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My father went to NZ last March.  He took a Stag, Elk (Wapiti) and Tahr.  Here are the pics.  The picture of the Tahr with the glacier and helicopter is probably the greatest trophy picture I've ever seen.
 
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All those pictures are great!
I especially like the Elk.  I have developed a a yearning to chase bull elk over the last year. Just listening to Andrew talk about it, that is something I want. Five year goal!
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I would love to hunt Tahr and Elk in NZ someday. They also have some good Chamois hunting I understand.
 
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(What? I'm Welsh, I can't help it if I have a thing for sheep and goats! Bucky )
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Great pics! Excellent

Scrummy are you related to Budperm? Whacko


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Peddler, not as far as I am aware.
 
Did he grow up where men where men and the 'stock was nervous as well?
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None of the species there are "native."  They've all been introduced.
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Awesome critters and awesome pics, REMF!
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Come on down, Skylar! Hopefully I will get a tag this year, it has been 7 since the last one...
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Billy how much are we talking?
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And REMF, that bull is a TOAD!!!
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Sky, if you're interested, I'd be up for a road trip to visit our friends Bill and Coby for an AZ elk hunt, even if only 1 of us got a tag and it wasn't me.

I'm considering trying to get drawn in AZ for next fall, in fact.

I LOVE elk country!
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It would be awesome to hear them bugling from a far and then maybe trying to call them in.
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

It would be awesome to hear them bugling from a far and then maybe trying to call them in.

It IS AWESOME!

On one particular call-in, I had a bull bugle from all of 4 yards away.  He blew snot all over me.  That will really let you know you're alive.
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Originally posted by Skylar McMahon Skylar McMahon wrote:

Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

How much just to pet him and feed him a carrot?
 
He won't let you near the pen. I tried to put my lens through the panel, and he rushed up trying to maul me.
 
He's a mean cuss.
Let me guess this was during the RUT ?????  And you were--- not wearing horns --- that look in his eye wasn not a plan to gore you  -- well not antlers anyway.  Saved by the fence. 
 
This reminds me of helping someone catch their horse the guy was worn out from chasing it and I drove up stopped took a peppermint stick out of my pocket crinkled the wrapper and the horse came straight to me. 
 
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Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

It would be awesome to hear them bugling from a far and then maybe trying to call them in.

It IS AWESOME!

On one particular call-in, I had a bull bugle from all of 4 yards away.  He blew snot all over me.  That will really let you know you're alive.


I bet!!!   Big Smile
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There are a great variety of options for trophy Red stag hunting here in NZ. I have the impression that you're an experienced hunter and certainly an intelligent man. Therefore, you're not going to be the type of person who wants to get the highest scoring trophy animal, irrespective of where it was taken just so you can brag to your buddies what a great hunter you are and in reality aren't. I think you'd want a high quality hunting experience for a decent trophy stag that requires physical effort and at the minimum, decent hunting skills and ability to shoot straight under pressure. That is certainly available.

Free range hunting on private property is your best bet and I would tend to choose the South Island as you then have the option of Thar and Chamois. A trophy bull Thar is a magnificent animal and will give you the experience of a lifetime as they live in rugged alpine terrain and require physical fitness and skill to bag.

Then again, there a some very fine trophy Red stag hunting outfitters in the North Island that could also arrange a hunt for the best deer trophy of all (in my opinion) and that is a trophy Sika stag. Magnificent crafty, cunning animals.

There some very fine hunting on public land e.g. the National parks and state forests administered by the Department of Conservation (DOC for short). If time is important and a trophy a must then private block hunting is a better option.

The areas can be vast and rugged on some of the back country private hunting blocks. They're invariably high country sheep stations or ranches as you guys call them that back on to the Southern Alps or one of the main mountain ranges in the North Island. You have to do your homework, ask a lot of questions and get references.

If you like fly fishing for trout then NZ has some of the best in the world.

Flight time is usually not too much of an issue as flights leave L.A. and fly across the Pacific during the night. You have dinner, a few drinks, watch a movie then go to sleep and wake up almost here.

NZ is a nice, pleasant, peaceful country, very much focused on the great outdoors and sport. You'll enjoy it.


 



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Oops, the above post was directed at RifleDude - forgot to quote him. What's that ridiculous saying young people use these days? Oh yes, "my bad".



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