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Topic: Anyone looking for a Red Stag hunt?
Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Subject: Anyone looking for a Red Stag hunt?
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 11:04

This is an ALL inclusive hunt includes all your meals, drinks, lodging for the night, hunt, Cape and quarter.

Cost of this bull is $4300.00

I believe he will score 275-280.
 
 


Serious Inquiries only.

Packages include 1 night lodging, all meals & Guide Fee.
Extra night $125 per person

Book it for Valentines day and this hunt is $300 off!



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Posted By: Bigdaddy0381
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 11:13
He is a beast..... and was ticked off last I seen him.



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Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 11:38
I would love to go red stag hunting, and I will do so sometime before I die. Not that way, though.

When I do it, I will travel to New Zealand, Patagonia... some place like that, and hunt them in their natural habitat.


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Ted


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Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 12:39
I don't blame you Ted, that would be an EPIC hunt there!

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Posted By: Rancid Coolaid
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 13:01
Beautiful animal.
 
How would it be hunted: enclosure or free range?


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Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 13:02
They would move him out a couple of days before the hunt you would want to spot and stalk this guy.

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Amat Victoria Curam


Posted By: bugsNbows
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 14:21
Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

I would love to go red stag hunting, and I will do so sometime before I die. Not that way, though.

When I do it, I will travel to New Zealand, Patagonia... some place like that, and hunt them in their natural habitat.


Now you're talking! What a dream that would be. Excellent


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Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 14:37
Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:



Now you're talking! What a dream that would be. Excellent


And I'm dead serious when I say I plan to make that dream a reality sooner rather than later.

Anybody else interested in such a trip?

...I mean seriously, not just talking about it.


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Ted


Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.


Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 14:38
This is true he and I have talked about this before. He's seriously talking about going to NZ and hunting one of these beatiful creature.

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Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 14:43
Hunting in New Zealand for red stag is without a doubt my "dream hunt," only slightly edging out hunting in Alaska, doing a moose hunt, or going after a big bull elk in a limited draw, high trophy quality area somewhere.

I'm giving serious thought to doing it as early as possibly next year; certainly within the next 5 years, and I've been doing some research on the various outfitters. If anyone here would be interested in going with me and isn't just paying lip service to it only to back out on me at the last minute, let me know.


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Ted


Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.


Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 14:46
Alaska is mine. But not just Moose, I would love to go up there for two weks and do a Grizzly, Big Horn, and Moose hunt.

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Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 14:57
Oh, I wanna do that too; that would be an incredible trip!

...after I go to NZ for red stag.


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Ted


Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.


Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 14:58
Excellent

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Amat Victoria Curam


Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 15:06
Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:


When I do it, I will travel to New Zealand, Patagonia... some place like that, and hunt them in their natural habitat.


...even though I realize they aren't native to NZ. However, they were introduced there sometime in the 1850's or 60's, so for all intents and purposes, they've been there so long and adapted so well, they might as well be.


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Ted


Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.


Posted By: bugsNbows
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 16:12
Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Hunting in New Zealand for red stag is without a doubt my "dream hunt," only slightly edging out hunting in Alaska, doing a moose hunt, or going after a big bull elk in a limited draw, high trophy quality area somewhere.

I'm giving serious thought to doing it as early as possibly next year; certainly within the next 5 years, and I've been doing some research on the various outfitters. If anyone here would be interested in going with me and isn't just paying lip service to it only to back out on me at the last minute, let me know.


Serious thought proceeding! What kind of cash are we talkin? Maybe it could be my retirement gift... to me.


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If we're not suppose to eat animals...how come they're made of meat?
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Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 17:10
It's looking like it will cost in the neighborhood of $15K, to go with a good outfitter... not counting airfare and taxidermy.


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Ted


Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.


Posted By: Dogger
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 18:05
You'll love it Ted, was one of the great experiences of my life.  Bow hunted with my SIL in Fiordland National Park.  Only had a couple of days, didn't harvest one but the scenery was worth the trip alone.  Very rugged area where we were hunting made me wish I was about 30 years younger.  Your outfitter will give you the details but like all mountain area hunting had a wide variance in weather. Some of the plant life was a real bitch, the spaniard grass and gorse makes you pay attention and the spaniard grass will test your footwear if you accidentally kick one.  Take along a fly rod as well if you can fit it in.  Lots of beautiful rivers and almost no-one around.


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Posted By: mike650
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 18:22
Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Oh, I wanna do that too; that would be an incredible trip!

...after I go to NZ for red stag.


Big Smile


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Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 19:35
Thanks for the feedback, Craig! I remember you telling me about going to NZ a few years ago.

From what I've seen from pics, New Zealand is definitely a stunningly beautiful country! My late parents went to NZ years ago and they told me if they could live anywhere else on the planet besides the US, New Zealand would be the place.


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Ted


Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.


Posted By: Dogger
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 20:18
I'm in agreement with your parents Ted!  What a paradise for hunters and fishermen.


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Posted By: JGRaider
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 21:12
Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:



Now you're talking! What a dream that would be. Excellent


And I'm dead serious when I say I plan to make that dream a reality sooner rather than later.

Anybody else interested in such a trip?

...I mean seriously, not just talking about it.


You better believe it!  If/when I hunt stags, it will be in NZ as you say, not some catch and release deal (no offense SM). 


Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 21:25
None taken, I think it would be great to go to NZ, how ever this caters to a local crowd.

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Posted By: Bitterroot Bulls
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 21:36
Ted,

Keep in mind most of those NZ outfitted stag hunts are high fence too...


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Posted By: JGRaider
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 21:41
Any idea what size those ranches are over in NZ?  I wouldn't be interested in going that far to hunt a small place.


Posted By: Roy Finn
Date Posted: February/06/2014 at 23:38
Many years ago, I wanted to do a fly fishing trip to NZ but my marriage  kinda got in the way. Not sure I could be in a plane that many hours these days. I seem to remember someone telling me it was around 30 hours of flight time.


Posted By: Urimaginaryfrnd
Date Posted: February/07/2014 at 00:14
I had a friend years ago who had a bunch of red stag on his ranch outside new braufels I shot a solid white fallow deer on that ranch.   Sorry Ted thats way out of my price range. Have fun and dont forget to take lots of photos. I always wanted to shoot an american buffalo that looks like good eating to me.

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Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: February/07/2014 at 09:35
Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

Ted,

Keep in mind most of those NZ outfitted stag hunts are high fence too...


Yeah, I'm discovering that. There are a few outfits that aren't, but it does seem the majority are high fence.


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Ted


Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.


Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: February/07/2014 at 12:16
Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Hunting in New Zealand for red stag is without a doubt my "dream hunt," only slightly edging out hunting in Alaska, doing a moose hunt, or going after a big bull elk in a limited draw, high trophy quality area somewhere.

I'm giving serious thought to doing it as early as possibly next year; certainly within the next 5 years, and I've been doing some research on the various outfitters. If anyone here would be interested in going with me and isn't just paying lip service to it only to back out on me at the last minute, let me know.
 
I can see you using Jedi mind trick now Ted.
 
 
 


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Amat Victoria Curam


Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: February/07/2014 at 13:29
Yes, in fact I'm using my Jedi mind tricks on you right now as we speak, Sky.

That's why right now you're in the process of ordering some nipple tassels with little dangling hearts, having them shipped to Chris at work, and thinking that's a great idea.

There's nothing to see here... move along.


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Ted


Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.


Posted By: Bigdaddy0381
Date Posted: February/07/2014 at 13:36
from red stag to nipple tassels in 28 post, You guys are really slipping.



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Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: February/07/2014 at 13:39
Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Yes, in fact I'm using my Jedi mind tricks on you right now as we speak, Sky.

That's why right now you're in the process of ordering some nipple tassels with little dangling hearts, having them shipped to Chris at work, and thinking that's a great idea.

There's nothing to see here... move along.
 
I can't even respond to that I'm laughing so hard, lol Roll on Floor Laughing


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Posted By: bugsNbows
Date Posted: February/07/2014 at 15:36
Nipple = good!!! Unfortunately, all of my extra cash goes in to a 529 for my grandkids. As much as I'd love a NZ excursion, I think I'll pass. Perhaps an Alaska moose may still be in the equation. Time will tell. Hope I don't croak anytime soon!!!  Big Grin


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If we're not suppose to eat animals...how come they're made of meat?
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Posted By: Chris Farris
Date Posted: February/07/2014 at 15:57

Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Yes, in fact I'm using my Jedi mind tricks on you right now as we speak, Sky.

That's why right now you're in the process of ordering some nipple tassels with little dangling hearts, having them shipped to Chris at work, and thinking that's a great idea.

There's nothing to see here... move along.


How did I get in this conversation and why am I in the process of ordering a shock collar and a leather whip? Whacko



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Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: February/07/2014 at 16:22


"SKYLAR IS NOT LOOKING AT MIDGET AMPUTEE PORN ON HIS COMPANY COMPUTER RIGHT NOW..."


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Ted


Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.


Posted By: Chris Farris
Date Posted: February/07/2014 at 16:35

Yo Skylar,

Your Stag hunt reminds me of that fishing trip you sold me on last year.




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Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: February/07/2014 at 16:39
I told you it was a sure thing, I didn't know you were going to take " It's like shooting fish in a barrell" Seriously, but you had fun.

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Amat Victoria Curam


Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: February/07/2014 at 16:45
Sky...
Back on the stag hunt... do they remove the ear tag and bell collar before the hunt starts?

Which do you think is the more effective way to stalk that guy: belly crawling up to the fence and sticking your rifle muzzle through the bottom row of openings in the corral wire (so as to stealthily reduce your profile)... or waiting to sneak up on him while he has his head down in the bucket of Purina Stag Chow?


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Ted


Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.


Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: February/07/2014 at 16:50
I have found that an aerial assault with bowie knife in mouth has the best tactical advatage for a steathly stalk.
 
Being able to manuever in the air silently over head would be the way, I would do it.
 
But if you are not in to the whole jumping out of perfectly good airplane thing, then what would you think about sneaking to a tree, climbing easily up, then decending inverted literally taking the bull by the horns.


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Amat Victoria Curam


Posted By: bugsNbows
Date Posted: February/07/2014 at 16:58
Skylar = the real badazz. Look out Chuckie Norris!


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If we're not suppose to eat animals...how come they're made of meat?
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Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: February/07/2014 at 16:59
Originally posted by Skylar McMahon Skylar McMahon wrote:

Being able to manuever in the air silently over head would be the way, I would do it.
 


Yeah, I can see that. As everyone who's met you can attest, you're known for being really aerodynamic.




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Ted


Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.


Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: February/07/2014 at 17:06
Let me clarify something.
 
This hunt is not going to be done in the cage. The reason he is in there is because he has gored two stags and one elk toward the end of last year.
 
The ranch manager told me they had to traquilizer him to prevent loosing more animals on the ranch. He is a serious alpha bull and that is why is contained.


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Amat Victoria Curam


Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: February/07/2014 at 17:07
Speaking of which… how's it going, Skylar??? 

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Posted By: Dogger
Date Posted: February/07/2014 at 18:52
Keep looking Ted. There are a lot of outfitters in the South and many have access to private farm land so you don't have to settle for a canned hunt.  Where we hunted was in the Fiordland Park a pretty wild area.  I don't know if you can get a guided hunt in that area or not but I try and check with a friend in NZ who was a game warden in the region if you like.  The pic below is of John with a nice fallow deer he took in Fiordland




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Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: February/07/2014 at 19:46
You bet, Craig. I'd be interested in any info you've got or can get your hands on, sir!

Thanks!

That is a nice looking fallow!


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Ted


Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.


Posted By: mike650
Date Posted: February/07/2014 at 23:23
http://vimeo.com/69713596 - Click>>>    http://vimeo.com/69713596

then select play


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Posted By: Urimaginaryfrnd
Date Posted: February/08/2014 at 00:14
How much just to pet him and feed him a carrot?

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Posted By: stickbow46
Date Posted: February/08/2014 at 00:21
Great video,nothing like being up & close!

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Posted By: bugsNbows
Date Posted: February/08/2014 at 10:01
Very nice video. Excellent


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If we're not suppose to eat animals...how come they're made of meat?
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Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: February/08/2014 at 11:56
Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

http://vimeo.com/69713596 - Click>>>    http://vimeo.com/69713596

then select play



Man... AWESOME video! Sums it up pretty well!

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Ted


Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.


Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: February/08/2014 at 13:34
WOW!

Excellent


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Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: February/10/2014 at 11:17
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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Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: February/10/2014 at 11:18
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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Amat Victoria Curam


Posted By: Bigdaddy0381
Date Posted: February/10/2014 at 11:36
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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Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: February/10/2014 at 15:36
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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Posted By: REMF
Date Posted: February/12/2014 at 07:35
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.
 


Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: February/12/2014 at 07:40
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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Posted By: Scrumbag
Date Posted: February/12/2014 at 07:48
I would love to hunt Tahr and Elk in NZ someday. They also have some good Chamois hunting I understand.
 
ATB,
 
Scrummy
 
 
(What? I'm Welsh, I can't help it if I have a thing for sheep and goats! Bucky )


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Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: February/12/2014 at 07:58
Great pics! Excellent

Scrummy are you related to Budperm? Whacko




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Posted By: Scrumbag
Date Posted: February/12/2014 at 08:06
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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Posted By: REMF
Date Posted: February/12/2014 at 08:10
None of the species there are "native."  They've all been introduced.


Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: February/12/2014 at 08:56
Awesome critters and awesome pics, REMF!


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Ted


Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.


Posted By: billyburl2
Date Posted: February/12/2014 at 11:59
Come on down, Skylar! Hopefully I will get a tag this year, it has been 7 since the last one...

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If it is tourist season, why can't we shoot them?


Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: February/12/2014 at 12:00
Billy how much are we talking?

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Amat Victoria Curam


Posted By: billyburl2
Date Posted: February/12/2014 at 12:01
And REMF, that bull is a TOAD!!!

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If it is tourist season, why can't we shoot them?


Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: February/12/2014 at 17:12
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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Ted


Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.


Posted By: mike650
Date Posted: February/12/2014 at 18:01
It would be awesome to hear them bugling from a far and then maybe trying to call them in.


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Posted By: Bitterroot Bulls
Date Posted: February/12/2014 at 18:54
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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Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: February/12/2014 at 19:28
DEPENDS !!!!!

Big Grin


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When you are dead, you don't know you are dead.It is difficult only for others.

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Posted By: Urimaginaryfrnd
Date Posted: February/12/2014 at 19:36
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. 
 
My Young JEDI these things you learn. Serve You They Will.    ---
 
---sugar the universal language of friendship.


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Posted By: mike650
Date Posted: February/12/2014 at 19:37
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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Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: February/12/2014 at 19:39
Excellent

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Posted By: 10-Ring
Date Posted: June/24/2014 at 18:55

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.


 





Posted By: 10-Ring
Date Posted: June/24/2014 at 18:59

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".





Posted By: Son of Ed
Date Posted: November/12/2014 at 04:44
In order to have a civilized drink on a plane these days, I think you need to fly a foreign airline.  With American airline companies, I think we are only allowed to eat twigs.  

I haven't been on a plane since the ticket takers began wearing rubber gloves.  I would wind up on Death Row.  






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Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: November/12/2014 at 05:04
 
 on a plane...


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