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Old 07-12-2018, 04:54 PM   #51
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Outstanding!
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:23 PM   #52
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Fly fishing Taupo was great. I don't do it very often so I'm not good at it but got hooked up about 6 times. Long fights, but unfortunately all of them ended with the fish getting off.........except the very last one. Gorgeous river

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Old 07-12-2018, 10:07 PM   #53
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Nice!!! Looks like cut throat....I love catching those. You can hunt them like bass.
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Old 07-13-2018, 03:22 AM   #54
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Well, finished off the day with a wild ram hunt. Found them on a hillside about 20 yards away. One of the younger ones fed right to us and got within 5 yards. He finally looked up and decided he didn't want to be that close. He ran off about 25 yards. We never moved so he didn't know what we were. Anyways, the bigger ram was broadside about 20 yards. I drew back and let it fly. Watched the arrow go right through him. They ran off about 50 yards and stood there looking at us. I watched and waited for the one I shot drop. It never happened. Couldn't believe it. What the heck. Best I could figure was I shot right through the wool that hangs down about 8 inches. We had to sneak a long way around to get back above them. I got to about 55 yards and had him broadside once again. I let the arrow fly and watched it sail right in front of his nose and right into a tree. I finally had the coveted New Zealand tree 🤣. He ran off another 30 yards down the hill. I managed this time to get within 50 yards. He was hard quartering away. I couldn't seem to settle the pin. I was still breathing hard from hiking the hills on this stalk. I finally touched off the release and watched the lighted nock hit right in front of his back legs. He kicked and ran over the edge. I thought I had hit him in the legs. My guide and I thought we were going to have to use the rifle to finish him off. We saw the sheep on the far side of the hill across the draw. Looked to find my ram and we realized one was missing. We walked over to the edge and looked down. There he was. Dead. My arrow had hit him right in front of his back legs and exited his chest on the opposite side. It had sliced his heart in two. I had him. And got a great sunset to go with it. These things are quite the challenge. It was a lot of fun. Upon skinning we found that my first arrow had actually cut his throat, but not enough to be fatal. I went fly fishing in the morning and shot a ram in the evening. Love this place. If you are considering a NZ hunt please look into Wildside hunting. Definitely worth your time. In the morning I'll become a tourist and rent a car and tour the country side.

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Old 07-13-2018, 05:59 AM   #55
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Nice Stag, congrats!
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:04 AM   #56
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Nice ram! That will make a nice mount.


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Old 07-13-2018, 11:50 AM   #57
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That's super cool! Beautiful fish!!


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Old 07-13-2018, 12:37 PM   #58
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Congrats on the stag! On my bucket list for sure.
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Old 07-13-2018, 01:27 PM   #59
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Congrats on an epic trip!!!
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Old 07-13-2018, 01:32 PM   #60
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Very impressive Stag! Congrats on a great trip. Awesome pics too thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-13-2018, 02:26 PM   #61
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Anyone looking for a good fishing guide on the north island in the heart of the best fishing in New Zealand, let me know. He was a great guy. Supplied all the gear and made it easy for this non fly fishing guy. His price was very reasonable as well.

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Old 07-14-2018, 06:46 PM   #62
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Stag scored 406.

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