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Old 07-11-2018, 03:08 AM   #1
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Spent a couple years planning this trip. Met and talked with Gerald at Wildside safaris several times at the DSC show and decided that was the experience I wanted. Small, family run operation. We are currently staying and eating in Gerald's home with his wife Brenda cooking up a storm. Unfortunately it's been raining and cold. I booked a 5 day hunt. On day two we saw two good stags in a field. We managed to work through the tree line and get to the edge of the field. We sat there in the cold rain for about an hour while they fought, ate and slowly worked their way towards us. We were at the tip of the tree line with fields on both sides. As the stags feed towards us we were prepared for them to go either left or right. They worked their way towards the left but shifted back right at the last minute. The target stage was at 37 yards. I stood up and came to full draw. There was a log sticking up and blocking my shot. I had to wait while the stag feed away from me and cleared the log. Finally I had him clear in my peep, quartering away. I left the arrow fly and watched the lighted nock hit perfect st 40 yards. The stag ran about 30 yards and dropped. There was so much rain he never heard the shot. The second stag didn't either and had no idea what happened. It was great. This was my stag and he was the smaller of the two . Right after the shot it started to snow. It was a great experience and hunt. I spent day 3 chasing a ram. These aren't like the sheep you see at ranches in Texas. These things do t let you get close. Took us most the day just to find them. No luck tonight but may chase them again Friday. Tomorrow the wife and I are going snow skiing. I will go trout fishing for half a day on Friday and chase more rams the other half of day. After that we will travel NZ and enjoy this beautiful land. Here are some pics so far. I'll update more as the days go by.

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Old 07-11-2018, 03:10 AM   #2
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:53 AM   #3
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mighty impressive sir, congrats
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:56 AM   #4
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Congratulations on a very nice stag! Thanks for sharing.


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Old 07-11-2018, 04:04 AM   #5
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wow congrats!
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:46 AM   #6
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Winning!!!! Good job
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:14 AM   #7
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Great looking Stag. Lots of character. Congrats on him, and enjoy the rest of your trip
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:41 AM   #8
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:29 AM   #9
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Congrats. Love the mass on that stag.

There has been some damage done in NZ by TBHer's this year.
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:54 AM   #10
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Very nice!! Congrats! Have a great trip and keep the pics coming


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Old 07-11-2018, 07:04 AM   #11
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Nice!!

Post a lot of details on the trout fishing please.
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:18 AM   #12
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:29 AM   #13
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Trip of a lifetime!
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:36 AM   #14
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Pure greatness
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:48 AM   #15
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:55 AM   #16
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Good shooting-congrats on a great stag
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:00 AM   #17
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Wow! beautiful
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:03 AM   #18
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Dammmmit man!!!
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:04 AM   #19
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HEART SHOT, Kewl Dog Catchers, MASS, Big Body...……………...yep, you have SCORED!!!! congrats sir as that is a incredibly beautiful stag.
I agree those rams are nothing like the ones running around Texas...….get ready to work. Enjoy the time as you aint missing nothing on this side of the pacific.
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:04 AM   #20
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Wow! That's impressive. Congrats.
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:38 AM   #21
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Great shot! Beautiful stag, enjoy,your gonna wish you spent more than a half a day fishing. Some of the best trout on the planet.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:00 AM   #22
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Nice!!
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:10 AM   #23
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Awesome!!!! Love it!!
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:33 AM   #24
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Awesome congrats!
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:25 AM   #25
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Beautiful stag! I am going next June and cannot wait!
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:35 AM   #26
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Cool stag!!!

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Old 07-11-2018, 11:44 AM   #27
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Great stag. Will look awesome on the wall
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:19 PM   #28
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Great looking stag. Congrats
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:29 PM   #29
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Winning!!!! Good job
Thanks buddy. We'll catch up on all the details over a beer later

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Old 07-11-2018, 01:30 PM   #30
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Awesome congrats!
Gerald and I were talking about your dad and his stag the other day

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Old 07-11-2018, 01:31 PM   #31
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Wow, congrats!
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:31 PM   #32
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Great shot! Beautiful stag, enjoy,your gonna wish you spent more than a half a day fishing. Some of the best trout on the planet.
I agree, but it's just bonus at this point.

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Old 07-11-2018, 01:32 PM   #33
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HEART SHOT, Kewl Dog Catchers, MASS, Big Body......yep, you have SCORED!!!! congrats sir as that is a incredibly beautiful stag.
I agree those rams are nothing like the ones running around Texas....get ready to work. Enjoy the time as you aint missing nothing on this side of the pacific.
Thanks Oscar, you had me motivated

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Old 07-11-2018, 01:36 PM   #34
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Dammmmit man!!!
Ha ha. Your turn

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Old 07-11-2018, 03:01 PM   #35
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Awesome stag Congrats.
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:02 PM   #36
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Gerald and I were talking about your dad and his stag the other day

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Ha. I know he had a ball when he went with Gerald. I just wish I could of been there with him!
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:39 PM   #37
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Very cool! Look forward to hearing about the fishing and seeing pics!
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:27 PM   #38
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Well done!
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:42 PM   #39
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Thanks Oscar, you had me motivated

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Im pumped up again now.....lol
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:47 PM   #40
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Very nice, congrats!
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:48 PM   #41
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Supercool! Congrats
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:53 PM   #42
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Very nice Ryan!!!
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:56 PM   #43
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Congratulations.....awesome stag!!
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:18 PM   #44
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Awesome stag. Congrats. 2020 I will be heading there with the wife and 2 other couples.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:18 PM   #45
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Ski day

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Old 07-12-2018, 12:57 PM   #46
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More pictures from the mountain. Fly fishing this morning. Will post pictures when I get back

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Old 07-12-2018, 01:17 PM   #47
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Wow looks like an amazing trip. Congrats on a heck of a bow kill!
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:47 PM   #48
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Bucket list for sure!!
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:52 PM   #49
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Congrats. Still on my bucket list !!!
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:23 PM   #50
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Congrats on the stag!

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