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Stags casting.
Sep 23rd, 2013 at 9:08pm
 
I know the big stags have done this a few weeks ago but seen a group of red stags in weekend and 4 out of 7 had dropped/castes there antlers. I was on private land near ruahines.
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Re: Stags casting.
Reply #1 - Sep 23rd, 2013 at 10:42pm
 
ever stag iv seen in the past 3 weeks has had a good amount of velvet coming through
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Reply #2 - Sep 23rd, 2013 at 11:01pm
 
shot a smalll 8pt over the weekend, one side was about to cast.
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Reply #3 - Sep 24th, 2013 at 12:13pm
 
mate seen two cast and spiker and 7 pointer still antered in bop
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Reply #4 - Sep 24th, 2013 at 3:38pm
 
yep found a cast antler last week,  southern tararuas
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Reply #5 - Sep 24th, 2013 at 3:59pm
 
Mate Shot an 8 on Saturday when we were out. His first stag. Still in hard antler obviously. Other mates on another block, about 20km as the crow flys saw three stags all cast
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Reply #6 - Sep 24th, 2013 at 4:58pm
 
Watched four Fallow bucks, antlers attached, eye me up the other day.
Best of them had good palms too.
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Reply #7 - Sep 24th, 2013 at 9:02pm
 
Yea the old fallow and japs are a bit behind the reds!
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Reply #8 - Sep 27th, 2013 at 11:33pm
 
mate shot his first deer last weekend ,  Ruahine west  Shockedside , 10 points , still hard , ( he's rapped ! , using his dads  1960 Sako .270 )   the local possum guy called it a "standard 3 yr old ruahine red " ...spotted 4 others with  2 showing velvet stubs (they were a lot larger ones )and two showing hard spikes ...and picked u a fresh cast 4 points . lovely shape and colours ..will see if i can post some pix , not quite sure how but i guess i'll blunder my way through it somehow ..
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Reply #9 - Sep 28th, 2013 at 9:01am
 
dvostvo wrote on Sep 27th, 2013 at 11:33pm:
mate shot his first deer last weekend ,  Ruahine west  Shockedside , 10 points , still hard , ( he's rapped ! , using his dads  1960 Sako .270 )   the local possum guy called it a "standard 3 yr old ruahine red " ...spotted 4 others with  2 showing velvet stubs (they were a lot larger ones )and two showing hard spikes ...and picked u a fresh cast 4 points . lovely shape and colours ..will see if i can post some pix , not quite sure how but i guess i'll blunder my way through it somehow ..

here ya go mate....http://www.fishnhunt.co.nz/forum/YaBB.cgi?num=1236226062
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Reply #10 - Sep 28th, 2013 at 9:30pm
 
shot a scrubby 7 pointer which seemed close to casting
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Reply #11 - Sep 28th, 2013 at 11:37pm
 
I found a very fresh six point cast antler last Sunday, tonight I shot a velvety spiker.

I have evidence too...
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Reply #12 - Sep 29th, 2013 at 7:35pm
 
Found very recent cast 5 point in pureora yesterday,lovely shape and colour too..
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