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The Stag
Apr 29th, 2013 at 9:17pm
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The stag walked slowly along the game trail. The night before had been busy.† He held a prime slice of Kaimanawa territory and had done so for the last 4 years.† He was a big stag with 8 points including 4 long deadly tops. The skin on his head and neck was thick and scarred, topped off with a long shaggy mane. He looked intimidating and had had the size and weapons to deal with any stags that dared enter his territory.
As well as young upstarts, the stag had to contend with 2 legs. This time of year he sometimes encountered one or two a day. They were noisy though, and smelly so usually he could avoid them. On a number of occasions however they had got close enough to bring the thunder.
Hinds had been hard to find since he came back from his summer ground, but he had managed to find a few of them over the last few weeks. He enjoyed this time of year, taking on challengers and seeking out receptive hinds.
He was getting on though, getting a bit slow. Last night a six pointer had somehow managed to sneak up on him and sniff around his hind. He managed to get rid of him eventually, but he had been too busy to eat or rest. He was starting to feel tired.
As he walked, he heard a noise, and the faintest hint of danger. Left or right? He went left, it was the biggest mistake of his life. Suddenly he walked into an unseen tree followed by a huge thunderclap. He turned to run but his strong legs didnít want to move. He managed 10 quick bounds,† leapt a fallen log and fell dead on the other side.
It was a somewhat a sad end for such a beautiful beast, but all that lives must at some point die. His meat would put food on the hunter's table for the coming months and his head would hang with pride on the hunter's wall. A reminder of when he reigned supreme.

  

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Reply #1 - Apr 29th, 2013 at 9:22pm
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r.i.p lord of the pepper wood.
  
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Reply #2 - Apr 29th, 2013 at 10:11pm
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A diffrent style of story & to good effect, good looking stag too! Cool
  
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Reply #3 - Apr 30th, 2013 at 2:24am
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Nice work MH72. What a great animal.
  
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Reply #4 - Apr 30th, 2013 at 3:05am
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the way you have written that gives me both an admiration and sadness to the animal taken, well done on a stunning stag in all respects.
  
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R.I.P mighty stag, awesome  Cool
  

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Reply #6 - Apr 30th, 2013 at 4:30am
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Nicely written, well done mate.
  
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Reply #7 - Apr 30th, 2013 at 5:32am
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Cool perspective, cheers
  

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Reply #8 - Apr 30th, 2013 at 7:21am
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What an awesome read....... great stag.
  
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Reply #9 - Apr 30th, 2013 at 8:00am
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I like the style you have written that MH72.

thanks for posting, he's a beaut stag. will look good on the wall once the taxi man has finished with him. Cool
  

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Reply #10 - Apr 30th, 2013 at 8:58am
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DGA7 wrote on Apr 30th, 2013 at 3:05am:
the way you have written that gives me both an admiration and sadness to the animal taken, well done on a stunning stag in all respects.


I couldn't have put the feeling into words better!
Well executed hunt and write up Meathunter72  Cool.
  

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Reply #11 - Apr 30th, 2013 at 9:07am
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Enjoyed that cheers mate! Did you bring his jaw out.. would be interested in his age?

  
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Reply #12 - Apr 30th, 2013 at 9:16am
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Yeah got his jaw. Will be interesting to find out.

Cheers for the feedback guys

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Reply #13 - Apr 30th, 2013 at 9:33am
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A funeral reading for a stag,what a graceful story Cry.Well done on your hunt.
  

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Reply #14 - Apr 30th, 2013 at 8:08pm
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really good write up... puts personality to the stag.... very cool!
  
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