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Old 03-14-2018, 12:27 PM   #1
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Well boys and girls, its about that time. I have been planing this one for 2 years! Me and a buddy are leaving tomorrow for the hunt of a lifetime! I will attempt a Red Stag with my bow and John will be going after Bull Tahr with smoke pole.

The anxiety over all the planning and what ifs and what did I forget has been mind numbing. I have watched no less that 50 YouTube videos and read many books about the country itself.

On top of that my broke foot form that MLK day foot chase is not 100%. I sure hope it holds up for this journey.

I am dialed in up to 70 yards, but hope for a chip shot lol.

The clean out sale on here and some savings has me close to adding a fallow and maybe my own Bull Tahr! That will have to be with a rifle. I understand its almost impossible to get that close to a Tahr.

I will do my best to make this live as possible guys.


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Old 03-14-2018, 12:32 PM   #2
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Awesome!! Fingers crossed for you and your partner!
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Old 03-14-2018, 12:46 PM   #3
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Oh man, I'll follow that thread for sure if you can do it!! That too is my dream hunt!! Would love to get one of those big ol' Red Stags!! Good luck sir!!
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Old 03-14-2018, 12:50 PM   #4
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Awesome! Good luck!

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Old 03-14-2018, 12:53 PM   #5
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Awesome! I am following along... New Zealand stag is definitely on my list of things to do eventually.
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Old 03-14-2018, 12:57 PM   #6
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Good luck, I would recommend Kenetrek boots, the orthopedic one for max stability. Who are you going with? My Wife and I are headed over on July 1 for stag/tar/chamois for each of us, so we are excited also. (wife wants to shoot a bigger stag than me which is ok lol)
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:02 PM   #7
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Following. Good luck.
We are booked for next year for stag and possibly tahr, so keep the updates coming.
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:03 PM   #8
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Following Dream hunt no doubt. Good luck
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:14 PM   #9
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Dream hunt for sure! Good luck!
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:16 PM   #10
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:20 PM   #11
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Can't wait to follow along! Good luck!
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:24 PM   #12
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Awesome!! Make the Tahr hunt happen! You won’t regret it! One of my most favorite times is being on a mountain stalking Tahr


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Old 03-14-2018, 01:28 PM   #13
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:31 PM   #14
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Heck yeah!! What outfitter are you going with?
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:33 PM   #15
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That's awesome man, good luck!

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Old 03-14-2018, 01:33 PM   #16
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Good luck!! I’m headed there in June! Trying to decide if I add the Tahr or not??
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:36 PM   #17
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http://www.nzoutfitter.com/

Jason Kidd is our PE. I bid and won this hunt at the RMEF Dallas gala in 2016...after few too many whiskies. No regrets though!

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Old 03-14-2018, 01:45 PM   #18
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Good for you, bro. Send photos. If they would let me, I would retire on the south island.
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Old 03-14-2018, 02:00 PM   #19
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What a trip good luck to both of you
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Old 03-14-2018, 02:20 PM   #20
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Nice! Dream hunt! Post lots of pics!
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:16 PM   #21
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Buddy of mine killed an insane Red Deer there this week. Good luck on your hunt.

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Old 03-14-2018, 03:32 PM   #22
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Nice. I'm following. I'll be headed over in July so I'll be glued to this thread.

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Old 03-14-2018, 03:33 PM   #23
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:04 PM   #24
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Best of luck...looking forward to updates and LDP's.
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:36 PM   #25
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Good luck Sean
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:40 PM   #26
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Good luck sounds like an epic trip!
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:51 PM   #27
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Good luck! Long arse flight!

Where you staying?
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Old 03-14-2018, 05:22 PM   #28
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Good luck man! Travel safe!
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Old 03-14-2018, 05:33 PM   #29
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Good luck to you and your buddy. Travel safe
Red Stag with my bow is on top of my bucket list.
In for minute to minute updates
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Old 03-14-2018, 05:41 PM   #30
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good luck. I'm jealous
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Old 03-14-2018, 05:56 PM   #31
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Good luck, brings back memories of my trip there last June. Talked to my taxi today and he told me my stag is ready and the Tahr is almost ready. I can't wait to see them. Enjoy the trip, it is a great country.
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:23 PM   #32
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Have a safe trip and good luck! Sounds like a trip of a lifetime!
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:29 PM   #33
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Good luck!


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Old 03-14-2018, 08:35 PM   #34
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Good luck. Definitely a trip on my short list.
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:28 PM   #35
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Old 03-15-2018, 05:03 PM   #36
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It's happening!

Looks like my hunting partner has to bail last minute. Oh well we will see. He is trying to get a flight in a couple days.

He is a working fool and doesn't know when to say fck it and relax.
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Old 03-15-2018, 05:09 PM   #37
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Quote:
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Good luck! Long arse flight!

Where you staying?
Yes it Is, but first class helps with that. I should have a pod like seat that converts to a bed.

Don't know much about accommodations. It's a ranch house at first and then smaller cabins in the mountains.
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Old 03-15-2018, 05:18 PM   #38
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Following along, good luck to you.
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Old 03-15-2018, 05:34 PM   #39
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Sweet good luck man, that on my bucket list with a bow also.
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Old 03-15-2018, 07:02 PM   #40
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Following!!! We will be headed there in June........enjoy the trip as I am hearing awesome things about this adventure to the mountains!!
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Old 03-15-2018, 07:22 PM   #41
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Guys thanks for good luck thoughts.

Landed in Houston and waiting on the big Bird to take me across the world!

Little bit disappointed I'm alone..so this thread will be very alive!
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:14 PM   #42
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Good luck. The wife and I want to go there someday.
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:30 PM   #43
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Good luck! I sent my deposit in today for my New Zealand trip too
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Old 03-16-2018, 10:15 AM   #44
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Tagged for later.
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Old 03-16-2018, 10:22 AM   #45
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In.. good luck!
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Old 03-16-2018, 10:24 AM   #46
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This sounds like something I want to follow. Good luck and be safe. Hope the foot holds up.

Looking forward to harvest pics!
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Old 03-16-2018, 12:33 PM   #47
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Good luck!
Are y'all hiking the mountains or having a chopper take you up?
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Old 03-16-2018, 01:43 PM   #48
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Good luck, This is on my bucket list for sure.
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Old 03-16-2018, 01:53 PM   #49
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Enjoy it. Good luck
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Old 03-16-2018, 01:54 PM   #50
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Rock on, lets get some critters on the ground
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