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Old 04-16-2017, 09:43 AM   #101
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I don't know, I book this stuff and show up. I'll post it tomorrow! Headed to the sauna and hot tub with a jug of wine.


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LOL........u sound like me!
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Old 04-16-2017, 01:37 PM   #102
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Up and at'em here in NZ! Gotta shower and reorganize our gear. Had a great dinner last night at a place called 27 steps. I had a cocktail called a Janice Joplin and a New Zealand port at the end. Had a great bottle of dry river Pinot noir with the meal. Here we go!!!


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Old 04-16-2017, 01:41 PM   #103
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The Janice Joplin and the Pinot noir.



Braised venison cheeks as a starter.



Chocolate ganache and a port for dessert!


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Old 04-16-2017, 02:07 PM   #104
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I'm a huge Joplin fan (though I'm sure if she had lived I'd hate her politics)...looking up how to make the cocktail now...looks delicious!
Have fun and hope y'all get some great animals!
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Old 04-16-2017, 02:47 PM   #105
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Outfitter picks us up in about 30-40 minutes. Getting breakfast now. Hopefully have time for a liquor run before heading out. Need some scotch and whiskey!


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Old 04-16-2017, 02:48 PM   #106
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The huntress getting fueled up for lion goats!


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Old 04-16-2017, 02:54 PM   #107
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I went a little heavier on the breakfast!


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Old 04-16-2017, 03:22 PM   #108
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About to head out! I'm making my last pitch/pep talk to lil doc about shooting extra animals. We have some good deals on extras, you are already here, you only honeymoon once, etc. let's go kill some sh$&!!!!!!
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Old 04-16-2017, 03:30 PM   #109
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Following. Good luck and have fun!!!!
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Old 04-16-2017, 04:09 PM   #110
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Gettem docs
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Old 04-16-2017, 04:34 PM   #111
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Old 04-16-2017, 04:50 PM   #112
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Old 04-16-2017, 04:51 PM   #113
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Patiently awaiting pics of the carnage!
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Old 04-16-2017, 04:57 PM   #114
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:14 PM   #115
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looking forwars to seeing some ldp's. your trip is off to a great start! oh, that food looks amazing!
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:15 PM   #116
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:18 PM   #117
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Lets get this thing started already!!


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Old 04-16-2017, 05:37 PM   #118
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Following, in for ldp's
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:39 PM   #119
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Go get 'em!
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:42 PM   #120
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About to head out! I'm making my last pitch/pep talk to lil doc about shooting extra animals. We have some good deals on extras, you are already here, you only honeymoon once, etc. let's go kill some sh$&!!!!!!
Doc like the way you think.. My wife said the same thing on our first trip to Africa!
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:43 PM   #121
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Made it to the lodge! Hunting at stewpoint lodge. Going to be roughing it!!!!


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Old 04-16-2017, 05:44 PM   #122
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:44 PM   #123
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Made it to the lodge! Hunting at stewpoint lodge. Going to be roughing it!!!!


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Doc, how do you describe roughing it with a beautiful bride in tow?
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:46 PM   #124
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Hunted with Kiwi in 2006. but not sure which lodge, that has been a few years. Definitely does not look like your and the misses will be roughing it! LOL!
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:47 PM   #125
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Have fun Doc and Mrs. Doc!
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:47 PM   #126
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Refreshment!


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Old 04-16-2017, 05:48 PM   #127
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That first pic you posted sure looks like the place we stayed and if I am not mistaken it looks like the Rangitata River in the background!
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:50 PM   #128
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:50 PM   #129
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Great pics Doc!
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:55 PM   #130
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Haha yes!!! Speigths beer. That is THE burr in NZ!!!
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Old 04-16-2017, 06:45 PM   #131
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Great pics Doc!
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Old 04-16-2017, 07:08 PM   #132
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Why aren't you out hunting?
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Old 04-16-2017, 07:15 PM   #133
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I'm starting to get the feeling something may die! Was talking to Colin about the hunting festivities and plans for the next few days. We were discussing the chamois. I said I was comfortable shooting the 7mm-08 to 200-300 yards. He said "you won't be shooting that rifle at chamois. You will be using an ar-15 and shooting 20-100 yards." Might get western!


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Old 04-16-2017, 07:57 PM   #134
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It's 1 PM in Christchurch. Was really hoping to see some LDP's by now.
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Old 04-16-2017, 08:03 PM   #135
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It's 1 PM in Christchurch. Was really hoping to see some LDP's by now.


Just finished lunch. I think the killing is about to commence!


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Old 04-16-2017, 08:59 PM   #136
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Bow has been checked, rifle has been checked. Lil doc put two bullets in same hole at 100 yards. Starting to worry about the lives of lion goat and fallow!


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Old 04-16-2017, 09:17 PM   #137
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Might get a little sporty! Just glassed up about 20-30 tahr from the back of the lodge plus 2 big stags and a nice elk. It's gamey here.


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Old 04-16-2017, 09:18 PM   #138
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Good luck!
Looking forward to the LDP's!
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Old 04-16-2017, 09:18 PM   #139
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Yes! Good luck to you both!
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Old 04-16-2017, 09:48 PM   #140
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I'm starting to get the feeling something may die! Was talking to Colin about the hunting festivities and plans for the next few days. We were discussing the chamois. I said I was comfortable shooting the 7mm-08 to 200-300 yards. He said "you won't be shooting that rifle at chamois. You will be using an ar-15 and shooting 20-100 yards." Might get western!


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That sounds awesome! In for the dead critter updates
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Old 04-16-2017, 09:55 PM   #141
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Caught up and following, good luck.

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Old 04-16-2017, 10:08 PM   #142
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All the best to you two Doc...go get 'em.
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Old 04-16-2017, 10:33 PM   #143
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Old 04-16-2017, 11:34 PM   #144
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Good Luck & Have a Great Time
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Old 04-17-2017, 01:25 AM   #145
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It has begun!


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Old 04-17-2017, 01:37 AM   #146
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We had a great afternoon and have some targets lined up! Little doc is on the board. The bigger doc has taken a swing and come up empty!




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Old 04-17-2017, 01:48 AM   #147
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We started the afternoon cruising around and looking for stags. Trying to figure out what type of stag I was after and what score range I was interested in. I told him I wanted long points with good crowns and a wider frame. We found 3 for sure players and maybe a 4th. They are all awesome stags. May end up a little over the high end of the budget but we will see.

Next we went and glassed a canyon closer to the lodge. Found four huge stags plus a pile of tahr. I made a stalk on a good bull tahr but not a monster. He busted our group when I was about 40 yards out. He was straight below me and I ranged him at 30 yards. He ran a bit further down and I took a shot. My arrow hit a limb on the way and missed the tahr! Strike on for me!

Made on last loop through another area and found three more stags and two more fallow. Finally found a good spotted fallow at last light. I took Elise down to the edge of the draw and set her up on the backpack. She made a great shot at just over 150 yards and the first animal of the trip was in the books!










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Old 04-17-2017, 01:50 AM   #148
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Nice Fallow, Congrats.
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Old 04-17-2017, 01:53 AM   #149
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Way ta go "lil doc"!
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Old 04-17-2017, 02:53 AM   #150
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Good job. Sure is beautiful country over there. Good luck and shoot straight.
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