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Old 05-26-2018, 09:12 PM   #1
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Default New Zealand here we come

The time is finally here. My wife and I are headed to New Zealand for a couple of weeks. I will be hunting with Kiwi Safaris for That, Stag and whatever else peaks my attention.

After hunting we have a few days in Queenstown and few more in Auckland.



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Old 05-26-2018, 09:29 PM   #2
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Good luck on the hunt!

We enjoyed the steamship trip to the sheep ranch at the other end of the lake from Queenstown. Beautiful country. Donít be surprised when a $70 bottle of wine comes with a screw on lid!
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Old 05-26-2018, 09:36 PM   #3
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Old 05-26-2018, 09:36 PM   #4
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Good luck! Dream trip for me
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Old 05-26-2018, 09:51 PM   #5
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Good luck!

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Old 05-26-2018, 10:03 PM   #6
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Best to you, and pics when you get the stag.
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Old 05-26-2018, 10:05 PM   #7
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Have fun and share your pics. New Zealand is my top dream hunt. Planning on going for my 45th birthday. Makes me actually look forward to getting older. Good luck! Shoot a couple giants!
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:22 PM   #8
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Good luck, will look forward to many pics!! Enjoy every minute


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Old 05-26-2018, 11:30 PM   #9
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Old 05-27-2018, 01:27 AM   #10
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Ready to see how this plays out
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Old 05-27-2018, 03:48 AM   #11
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Definetly one of my dream hunts in a beautiful country. Congrats on the opportunity. Can't wait for pics!
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:19 AM   #12
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Good luck! It’s an awesome place and we had s great time with Kiwi Safaris. I shot my Tahr, Stag and ram with a bow. But, I really enjoyed the guilty pleasure of killing a chamois out of a helicopter with a rifle. If the budget allows it is one hell of a ride, beautiful scenery and a cool experience. Enjoy the trip and please post up pics and reports!
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:34 AM   #13
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Good luck, JP! Can't wait to see some pix.
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:11 PM   #14
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You can also bunji jump near Queenstown, That's where bunji jumping started.

p.s. Check the bunji cord and make sure they are not still using the original!
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Old 05-27-2018, 06:07 PM   #15
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Made it to Auckland waiting for connecting flight to Christchurch.

Doc - man focus is Thar if I get that then anything is fair game.

Burnadell - that is on the list of things to do.
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Old 05-27-2018, 06:55 PM   #16
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Awesome! Good luck, look forward to seeing some pics!!!
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:08 PM   #17
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Made it to Auckland waiting for connecting flight to Christchurch.

Doc - man focus is Thar if I get that then anything is fair game.

Burnadell - that is on the list of things to do.
That is a great place to start! Good luck!
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:29 PM   #18
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Do us proud, Jon Paul!
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:41 PM   #19
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Old 05-28-2018, 11:43 AM   #20
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Good morning. We arrived in camp around 430 local time yesterday evening. Unpacked shot the bow a few times and had some adult beverages.

Colin has a couple of good Tharís located and we will be after them this morning. Itís a brisk 32 degrees and warming up to mid 40ís today.

Look out bedroom window



There is a Thar at the top





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Old 05-28-2018, 11:58 AM   #21
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best of luck JP
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Old 05-28-2018, 12:31 PM   #22
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Old 05-28-2018, 12:39 PM   #23
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Awesome views. Good luck!
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Old 05-28-2018, 05:48 PM   #24
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PLEASE post as many pics as you can!! I have a friend who has been there and told me it is the most beautiful country he has ever seen!! Have a blast, good luck and I'm JEALOUS, lol!!
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Old 05-28-2018, 06:00 PM   #25
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Good luck to you. Kiwi Safaries is a first class outfit.
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Old 05-28-2018, 06:07 PM   #26
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Deaux it big JP!!!! Tell Christy hi!!!
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Old 05-28-2018, 07:12 PM   #27
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Old 05-28-2018, 07:13 PM   #28
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I see blood, and a really short arrow
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Old 05-28-2018, 07:40 PM   #29
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Following and following (except to Alpine)
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Old 05-28-2018, 07:53 PM   #30
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Iím at a lost for words as I never envision I would be hunting in New Zealand. The pure excitement that running through my body is easing the pain from falling down multiple yards ( not feet nor inches) feet first (very thankful for that) cannot be explain.

Here is my first Tahr.






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Old 05-28-2018, 07:55 PM   #31
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Iím at a lost for words as I never envision I would be hunting in New Zealand. The pure excitement that running through my body is easing the pain from falling down multiple yards ( not feet nor inches) feet first (very thankful for that) cannot be explain.

Here is my first Tahr.






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Awesome! Congrats...
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:00 PM   #32
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Beautiful animal, congratulations
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:24 PM   #33
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Quote:
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Iím at a lost for words as I never envision I would be hunting in New Zealand. The pure excitement that running through my body is easing the pain from falling down multiple yards ( not feet nor inches) feet first (very thankful for that) cannot be explain.

Here is my first Tahr.






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Wow. Very impressive Jon-Paul. Bucket list!

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Old 05-28-2018, 08:46 PM   #34
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:47 PM   #35
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:52 PM   #36
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Great looking bull. Congrats
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Old 05-28-2018, 08:56 PM   #37
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Well, that escalated quickly! Congrats!
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:01 PM   #38
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Thats great! Congrats!

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Old 05-28-2018, 09:12 PM   #39
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Beautiful animal, congrats!
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:16 PM   #40
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:22 PM   #41
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Well done!
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Old 05-28-2018, 10:34 PM   #42
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That's awesome. Congrats
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Old 05-28-2018, 10:36 PM   #43
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Old 05-28-2018, 10:41 PM   #44
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You don't mess around!!!
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Old 05-28-2018, 10:43 PM   #45
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My boss went last year. The pictures are jaw dropping. I’m jealous. Have a great time, man!
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Old 05-28-2018, 10:46 PM   #46
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Old 05-28-2018, 11:53 PM   #47
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That is awesome! Congrats. You made quick work of the Tahr now go kill some other stuff!
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Old 05-29-2018, 12:40 AM   #48
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Awesome, Congrats!!
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Old 05-29-2018, 08:11 AM   #49
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Congrats! Keep them pictures coming.
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:52 AM   #50
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Congrats on the tahr! Good Luck on the rest of your trip.


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