An unexpected night out for the Groom
Several days before the big wedding day (Sept 19th 2009) I caught up with Curley in Queenstown to roam one last time in those magic alps as a free spirit. The target species were fallow and the purpose of the trip was to bag a bit of meat for the up'n'coming stag do. After all, what better culinar... View full article
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Hunting Red Stags in April

Hunting Red Stags in April

Monday 19th October 2009
HOW TO HUNT RED STAGS DURING MARCH/APRIL Put simply, timing of the roar revolves around when hinds are cycling (i.e. when they’re ovulating and ready to mate). At least that’s the gist of it anyway. Stags scent out cycling hinds and essentially spend their time marking out their territo... View full article
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Bow Stalking Fallow

Bow Stalking Fallow

Thursday 2nd July 2009
I had my first chance at an absolute bruiser of a fallow buck yesterday morning! He was long, wide, and had palmations like kayak paddles. On one side I counted 12 points and the other side looked even busier (maybe 14 or 15 points!!). My guestimate on douglas score would exceed 200 DS. He was you'... View full article
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Added By: Jamie Tags: australia, west australia, fallow, bow hunting, stags
Bruised, Battered, But not Broken - The Climb From Hell
This article continues from the previous Issue where I surmised our 14 day sojourn throughout various catchments in the Southern Alps. The context of this Issue, however, only details one area in particular, the slog from hell, and the little intricacies around how we got our red stags. No mention o... View full article
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Added By: Jamie Tags: southern alps, red deer, roar, stags
Bruised, Battered, But not Broken - An Overview
This article summarises our jam-packed 14 day sojourn into the Southern Alps whereby Andre Alipate and I hunted two West Coast catchments and four East Coast catchments in pursuit of red skins. There's too much content to fit into one article (sorry), so this is an overview and another couple of ar... View full article
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Added By: Jamie Tags: southern alps, red deer, roar, stags
Sambar Addiction - Nov 08 (VIC) Australia
Having been well and truley bitten by the Sambar bug, a few of the kiwis teamed up for a short stint after the Sambar before the rutt was over and the stags dropped their antlers for the velvet season. Due to our different work rosters, our dates for the trip were limited to the weekend of the Melbo... View full article
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Sambar Success - August 2008 - (VIC) Australia
NOTE I plan to cover this in an up and coming Issue of NZ HUNTER Heres a few pics of our first Sambar hunt in Australia (Victoria). Close hunting companion Andre Alipate came across from the North Island (NZ) to beat the feet with me, and a couple of local aussie boys took us into one of their back... View full article
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Lemons in the Whitcombe - March 2008

Lemons in the Whitcombe - March 2008

Sunday 16th November 2008
The original of this article can be found in Issue 5 of the NZ HUNTER magazine This article is a little bit different from my previous writings. To make a long story short, our 2008 roar trip turned out to be fruitless despite the exhausted planning and preparation. Most people prefer to read succe... View full article
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Added By: Jamie Tags: southern alps, red deer, roar, stags, WARO
Mt Longsight, Fiordland 2006

Mt Longsight, Fiordland 2006

Wednesday 12th March 2008
Day 1: We were flown from Milford Sound by Geoff Shanks Milford Sound Helicopters] to our Mt Longsight block at 9 am. Our party of six guys were split into two groups of three. Three were dropped at Escape Cove [Bligh Sound] and the other three were dropped 2km north of Amazon Cove [Bligh Sound]. My... View full article
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Added By: Jamie Tags: fiordland, stags, roar
Above the 1500m contour

Above the 1500m contour

Wednesday 12th March 2008
Report from May 2007 Francyboy invited me to join him this weekend in one of his spots, so I was more than happy to climb around some open country to see what was about. We headed off on saturday morning, and walked into where we would set up camp. On the way in we came across this nanny chamois a... View full article
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Added By: Jamie Tags: southern alps, chamois, stags
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