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Old April 26, 2009, 12:08 AM   #1
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New Zealand Red Stags

Hi there, this is a couple of red stags, a mate from work shot on a recent trip to New Zealand.

Top one is a 15 pointer, and upside down one is a 10 pointer. Sorry about the photo they were scanned off a A4 sheet of paper.

Rifle used was a Blazer in .300 weatherby magnum. Bullet used was a 150gr hornady ballistic tip, handloads.

I blurred out his face because i did not concent him to post these pics.
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Old April 26, 2009, 01:05 AM   #2
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Here ya go. Makes it a bit easier on the eyes when its right side up. Great looking animals by the way. I'm thoroughly jealous. I want that rifle too.
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Old April 26, 2009, 03:18 AM   #3
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Ahhh... (Jealous) A New Zealand red stag hunt is one of the many trips of my dreams... Sadly, it'll likely stay there... My wife just doesn't understand...
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Old April 26, 2009, 03:38 AM   #4
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Beautiful stags especially the 15 pointer. Where in NZ & was the 15 pointer free range?
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Old April 26, 2009, 04:15 AM   #5
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Awesome country, NZ, I grew up in Tauranga (north island, Bay of Plenty)

Must get back there one day.... been in Oz since '79, your pics certainly made me drool
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Old April 26, 2009, 12:11 PM   #6
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man nice and the area looks nice to hunt and just take in the scenery
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Old April 26, 2009, 11:00 PM   #7
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Hunting in New Zealand is very reasonable. Most species hunted are imported and considered undesirable. Last time I checked, a rifle permit was $10.00. No Handguns!!!
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Old April 27, 2009, 02:22 AM   #8
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Not sure of the location, i will find out. The stags were wild and free range, but he did use a guide.
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Old April 27, 2009, 04:08 PM   #9
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isn't that Mr Mcaw. i heard he loves hunting apparently he goes for a hunting trip every time they tour RSA. rumour has it that he and a couple of all black mates go hunting with some snr Springboks each year. some local unions own hunting lodges and they are an annual booking.
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Old May 7, 2009, 01:20 AM   #10
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I think you may be right.

Looks like southern alps, south canterbury i would say.

By the way, my american friends, we have no deer season, You can hunt deer on any day ending in a "Y".
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Old May 11, 2009, 05:52 PM   #11
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I "hunted" these red deer with my camera from a tree stand located at a private hunting ranch in Allegheny Mts of Pennsylvania. They seemed far more aggressive than the mule deer and elk I've observed in Wyoming and South Dakota.

Your trophy stag is quite impressive, indeed. Thanks for sharing.

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