Tahr Rut

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Spent last week hunting tahr in the South Island. Had a great time. No really big bulls seen but shot a couple of 12 inch bulls that I took for the skins, meat and horns. Here are some iPhone photos, sorry didn't really seem like I had time to take good photos.

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Super!!! Still near the top of my bucket list. Just need to get the finances to agree with that list. ;)
 

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Amazing place you live and hunt, it looks tough hunting though, young man's game?

I can't believe my best friends son is still there, and he doesn't hunt!
Mind you he is having a great time even the fishing season is over, he has found some work in a micro brewery in Marlborough, paid in money and beer!

Cheers

Richard
 

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good man,,are you going to keep the skin and head as one,,always thought it would be a neat way for a tahr to be displayed
 

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Thanks for the comments.

Richard it helps to be young but I have to make do with fitness :)

Les, I did consider it but decided to flat skin them both and euro mount the skulls. When I get a big tahr I may make a rug with the head on. I have a black bear being done now as a rug with the head on.
 

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Amazing place you live and hunt, it looks tough hunting though, young man's game?

I can't believe my best friends son is still there, and he doesn't hunt!
Mind you he is having a great time even the fishing season is over, he has found some work in a micro brewery in Marlborough, paid in money and beer!

Cheers

Richard
ill be 70 next yr Richard,just takes persistence and they do live in an incredible place,,just do it,,
 

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Thanks for the comments.

Richard it helps to be young but I have to make do with fitness :)
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How true, hunt smart!

ill be 70 next yr Richard,just takes persistence and they do live in an incredible place,,just do it,,
Kiwi hunter that should be your signature, 'just do it'!
Might just do that one day, but NZ is such a long way, and I hate flying with a passion!
However, Montana I can just about cope with the longish flight.
But a Tahr in NZ is on my bucket list.

Cheers
Richard
 
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