Cup Day High Country Stag

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  • Cup Day High Country Stag

    Went up into the high country for a hunt Tuesday morning with 2 mates.

    will keep it short for now an share a few photos from the hunt.

    I'd never hunted the High country but it was absolutely epic... cannot wait until winter now!




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    a snake we encountered near a scrape, which prompted a photoshoot an setting up of a trail camera... until the stag showed up
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    I was down near the red circle, around 40ms.
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  • #2
    Very nice!! I will be out soon
    No coffee no workee

    30-06 . 308 . 223 . 22lr . 177air and now an O/U 12g

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      Great stuff men I bet the walk worked up a thirst

  • #3
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    WhelanLad, how do carry all that Meat and the Antlers out of the High Country ????



    Thanks...



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    • WhelanLad
      WhelanLad commented
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      You don't go to the High country for a Meat hunt.. :lol:
      You don't carry out meat in the High Country Maverick.... You take the Head and sometimes Cape if its a stonker.
      Backstraps can be had but preferably not off a Stinky rutted up Stag..

      We were Trophy hunting.

      Regards.

      WL

  • #4
    Easily the best way to spend cup day!!!
    Nice one.
    No wonder sambar are hard to get , with so much to hide in.

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    • #5
      As always WL, big effort, great outcome, what wonderful opportunities you have created for your self.
      Well done mate. Dagga

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      • ASD14
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        Very nice mate!! what he go 26-27" ??

    • #6
      Nice Stag !
      What kind of snake was it ? Copperhead ?

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      • WhelanLad
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        Yeah the local rekoned it was a Copper head snake mate!

        cheers
        wl

    • #7
      Nice one WL, read the story on another forum, pity about the pics there.
      A day not hunting is a day lost

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      • #8
        Nice stag mate. What firearm did you use?
        "Love the bush for its own sake and you will never have an unsuccessful hunt".

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        • WhelanLad
          WhelanLad commented
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          Originally posted by Shotgunner" post=28691
          Nice stag mate. What firearm did you use?
          Hi mate used a Browning Abolt .300wsm shooting 150gr Corelokt Factorys... projectile did not exit.



          Snoopy- Yeah its a pain in the ass over there... atleast you got the read the story and see the photos! win win!

          Verminator, to be honest the stag has nice big brows an bases and fairly even in length although he is missing a Inner on one side, a trait which has been seen on several stags in the area recently! none the less a true wild country bush stag. cheers!

          cheers fellas!

          WL

      • #9
        Well done WL - look like he's got some good solid beam on him too and symmetrical too - nice score mate.
        Whacking Varmints is my passion!

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        • #10
          Lad,

          GOD has just returned from 'The Land of the Long White Cloud'. (Aotearoa. NZ) Bringing with him small tokens and prizes for Forum contributors. I would like to present you with one for this most bodacious post and pics of your most excellent hunting adventure. This is your shootingaustralia.net token of appreciation.......

          This DVD. GOOD KEEN MEN.

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          Good Keen Men.
          For over fifty years the New Zealand deer cullers blazed trails across much of the country's unexplored back country hunting the animals that were damaging the mountain lands.
          They have become part of this country's folk law in a time before bureaucracy ruled the mountains.
          This video captures some of the characters as well as the humour, adventure and danger in what many believe was the greatest job ever.

          Lad, if could P/M myself or the section moderator if you would like our token of appreciation.

          Blessings from,

          GOD
          "If we meet offline and you look nothing like your Pics...You are buying me drinks until you do!"

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          • WhelanLad
            WhelanLad commented
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            Wow!

            Im not sure what to reply to this, It gives me a very good feeling an I am very stoked to have been awarded this as a Token of Appreciation.
            Just happens that the topic of the NZ deer cullers interests me greatly!

            I will PM you shortly.

            Many Thanks, God.!

            cheers
            WL
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