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Old 04-14-2017, 02:39 PM   #1
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The babies are delivered, the typical chaos sorted out, little doc has her herd of cosmetic and cancer patients tucked in for a while and we are off! Ten days in a new land for both of us. Going to hunt the first 5 with Kiwi Safaris then rent a car in Timaru and drive to Queenstown for another 5 days of no plans, wine and relaxing. Should be a good one and I'll keep everyone updated as I can.

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1. Hill country rifle 7mm-08 with 120 grain triple shocks. Dialed in to 200 yards.

2. Mathews Halon 32/6 flinging Easton injexion 330's and either a rage hypodermic, wac'em 4 blade, or solid up front. Can't believe I am traveling without a Hoyt!

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1. Tahr-target #1 for the bride
2. Fallow-target #2 for the bride
3. Chamois-my number one animal. Will be using a helicopter and rifle as time is short and the target list is long!
4. Red stag-my second animal and have paid for one up to 400 inches. May upgrade if needed.

**may add more if we get the itch or opportunity arises. I would love a crack at tahr with a bow.

**its been busy as heck and we are both ready to get out of town!


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Old 04-14-2017, 02:41 PM   #2
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Old 04-14-2017, 02:42 PM   #3
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Been lots of this lately including one at 0430 today and one at 0800!



Lil doc has been practicing with bow.



Rifle practice!




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Old 04-14-2017, 02:45 PM   #4
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The lion goat!



My target!


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Old 04-14-2017, 02:45 PM   #5
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That's awesome

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Old 04-14-2017, 02:52 PM   #6
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This should be awesome, best of luck to you both! Have a great time and enjoy life!
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Old 04-14-2017, 02:56 PM   #7
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In for the hunt. Truly jealous!
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Old 04-14-2017, 02:57 PM   #8
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Heck yeah! I'm all over this,good luck to both of yall! I look to forward to all the pictures and updates. Yall have fun and be safe

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Old 04-14-2017, 03:03 PM   #9
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In for the ride!

Don't forget anyone's boots! Good luck
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:11 PM   #10
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Awesome!!! Lion goat looks fitting!! I would have no idea what that thing was if you didn't post it up!!! Good luck!!!


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Old 04-14-2017, 03:18 PM   #11
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We are checked in and through security! Little doc even got a sticker!!!!! I think we packed a little heavy. Had $400 in baggage fees to united. Should have said we are both doctors and deserve a break! Enjoying a beverage!


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Old 04-14-2017, 03:19 PM   #12
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:19 PM   #13
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:22 PM   #14
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:24 PM   #15
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I'm looking for something like this!



This guy would be too be big. I think it was 500+ inches.



Gotta come home with this.



Saying goodbye to the heavier child!


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Old 04-14-2017, 03:27 PM   #16
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:29 PM   #17
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Good Luck Dr's. Maybe we will pass over each other today. We are sitting in the Houston Air port headed to Colorado Springs
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:31 PM   #18
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:31 PM   #19
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Too big? Come on man. Pony up.
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:39 PM   #20
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:46 PM   #21
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Docs good luck and enjoy. Hope the Stags are cooperative.
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:46 PM   #22
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This should be epic! Safe travels and good luck docs


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Old 04-14-2017, 04:03 PM   #23
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Old 04-14-2017, 04:34 PM   #24
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On the plane! No stopping this train now. I hope the stags and lion goats are ready for big doc and his midget! (The Mrs has been calling herself big docmay at the hospital and posting that on the OR board. They put me as lil docmay!)



Lil doc doesn't have selfies figured out quite yet!



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Old 04-14-2017, 04:52 PM   #25
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On the plane! No stopping this train now. I hope the stags and lion goats are ready for big doc and his midget! (The Mrs has been calling herself big docmay at the hospital and posting that on the OR board. They put me as lil docmay!)



Lil doc doesn't have selfies figured out quite yet!



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I'd say she got it just about right. Don't think that wasn't planned.
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Old 04-14-2017, 05:52 PM   #26
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Old 04-14-2017, 06:00 PM   #27
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Safe travels and good luck!
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Old 04-14-2017, 06:02 PM   #28
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Going to be an awesome time!


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Old 04-14-2017, 06:09 PM   #29
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Safe travel and have a good time


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Old 04-14-2017, 06:22 PM   #30
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Good luck Doc, happy hunting and congrats


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Old 04-14-2017, 07:06 PM   #31
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I guess the more ****ing people do the more cool hunting trips you can take.

Ok so strictly out of curiosity, are these hunts in a preserve (by that I do mean HF)? I only ask because I was watching a hunting show the other day and they were in New Zealand chasing red stag and one of the hunters mentioned it being "free range," and then implied that most other stag hunts there were not. Anyway, it piqued my curiosity.
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Old 04-14-2017, 07:34 PM   #32
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I guess the more ****ing people do the more cool hunting trips you can take.



Ok so strictly out of curiosity, are these hunts in a preserve (by that I do mean HF)? I only ask because I was watching a hunting show the other day and they were in New Zealand chasing red stag and one of the hunters mentioned it being "free range," and then implied that most other stag hunts there were not. Anyway, it piqued my curiosity.


There are both free range and high fence hunts for stag. Most of the monster stags that are jaw droppers are just like giant whitetails in Texas--high fence. The tahr and chamois are mostly free range, nasty country critters but some are in fences. Some are accessed with helicopter. I think nz is like Texas and Africa. The hunting is there and you can find what you want. I haven't been yet and will know more in a couple weeks. As always, I don't care if it's high fence, low fence or no fence, I enjoy the heck out of hunting and killing stuff. To date I have never had an animal just surrender and jump on a plate so I will keep on facilitating the procurement of protein!


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Old 04-14-2017, 07:54 PM   #33
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It really does not matter whether it is HF or free range, those mountains/hills as some may call them are not for the faint of heart, believe me. They may not be the true peaks some see in NA, but they will kick your butt quickly and make you wish you were back in TX. Been there and done that and would go back in a heartbeat. It ain't easy no matter the fence!

Doc and MsDoc, good luck on the huntingmoon!
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Old 04-14-2017, 07:54 PM   #34
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Old 04-14-2017, 07:55 PM   #35
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There are both free range and high fence hunts for stag. Most of the monster stags that are jaw droppers are just like giant whitetails in Texas--high fence. The tahr and chamois are mostly free range, nasty country critters but some are in fences. Some are accessed with helicopter. I think nz is like Texas and Africa. The hunting is there and you can find what you want. I haven't been yet and will know more in a couple weeks. As always, I don't care if it's high fence, low fence or no fence, I enjoy the heck out of hunting and killing stuff. To date I have never had an animal just surrender and jump on a plate so I will keep on facilitating the procurement of protein!


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About as well as I have heard it put.
Best of luck on the hunt and safe travels!
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:01 PM   #36
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Wine is flowing and had some vodka earlier. Should sit well after being up most of the night delivering babies! I'm thinking movie, cocktails, ambien and a nap on the plane. The wife heard of some new club you can join but I think I am too big for membership(as in height and overall body mass!).


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Old 04-14-2017, 08:05 PM   #37
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Wine is flowing and had some vodka earlier. Should sit well after being up most of the night delivering babies! I'm thinking movie, cocktails, ambien and a nap on the plane. The wife heard of some new club you can join but I think I am too big for membership(as in height and overall body mass!).


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Lol....Good luck Doc.
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:14 PM   #38
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Good luck to y'all, safe travels.
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:30 PM   #39
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:34 PM   #40
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Whatever. Join the new club she mentioned and sleep even better!
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:35 PM   #41
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and the safari continues.....good hunting to the docs!
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:46 PM   #42
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Crisis #1 averted! We went to the air NZ desk to see if any upgrades were available per instructions from our travel absent. I gave my name and immediately got asked if I checked a firearm and a bunch of questions followed. Got asked about a customs form which I was not given in Amarillo. I did have the email from NZ police saying I had a firearms license once I got there. Big production and I had to produce passport and keys for an officer. I think we got it sorted out. Did manage to get an entire row for the two of us at no additional charge. Premium economy upgrade was going to be $1000 each! I think we are set and lil doc went to find a neck pillow. I need a whiskey, my gun case key and a nap!!!!!!!! Always an adventure and traveling with bow only is always easier.


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Old 04-14-2017, 08:48 PM   #43
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:51 PM   #44
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I guess we are good to go! Always a new form or new procedure.


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Old 04-14-2017, 08:59 PM   #45
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Keep posting selfies like that and she's gonna hurt you.
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:59 PM   #46
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Good luck....I am going hunting for Tahr and Red Stag in June with Kiwi Safaries. The wife and I are then going to spend a couple of weeks driving both islands.
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Old 04-14-2017, 09:02 PM   #47
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Tuned in!
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Old 04-14-2017, 09:07 PM   #48
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Dream hunt for sure... as usual! Good luck to you both!
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Old 04-14-2017, 09:11 PM   #49
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Good luck, that's on my bucket list!
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Old 04-14-2017, 09:11 PM   #50
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I just watched a funny video about how to pull the "club" off without anyone knowing. Quite funny actually. What you do is, let her go through your phone, then she see's a text msgs from a lady friend that she does not approve of. Start arguing very loudly. You get annoyed by the situation, you get up from seat to "use" restroom. She, still hissed at you, gets up to follow you still yelling in your ear. Proceed to join said club while arguing back and forth. No one will be the wiser. After club membership is complete, walk out of restroom apologizing back and forth. Everyone will feel sorry for you. The video is on YouTube, I couldn't find it at the moment, but it might be worth a look see. You can thank me later.

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