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Heartbreak Hunting (now with happy ending)
Apr 6th, 2015 at 9:29am
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Well thought id get the ball rolling with a short video of a quick roar trip i did earlier in the week.

The hunt was planned into a spot id previously scouted the year before but didn't see any stags then. It definitely had potential though so when a mild cold snap came through it was all go to have a look........

Apologies for the swearing. Might have to turn the volume up to hear as well...
(Pretty recognisable spot so many will know where it is, please don't mention it on here but PM me if you want)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwQBYAnPzJw


After roaring in a nice stag a shot was taken and it looked like a good hit. Unfortunately after tracking it the blood trail faded away and 3 hours of searching failed to locate him.

Absolutely gutted but ill be back to hopefully find him, and maybe roar in a few of his mates and post up a proper roar report!
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Update*

Went back in and took two mates with me who are new to hunting. Nothing was really roaring but i told them the trip was mainly to find the stag i already shot. They had a great time anyway (i think) letting out a few roars, checking out all the tree scrapings and wallows.

After hunting into where i shot the stag we had a sniff around (literally) and sure enough we could smell a decomposing animal upwind somewhere. A short walk following the smell and we found him! Tucked up under a bit of fern in a small dip. GPS showed i had walked past him by 5 meters and not seen it on the day it was shot.



Bloody stoked to have found him as it was giving me a bit of grief having lost him.

Not the biggest but a memorable hunt that will stay with me and my first South Island stag


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wac

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Re: Heartbreak Hunting
Reply #1 - Apr 7th, 2015 at 12:02am
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good effort mate, hard luck, hope ya get em
  
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Reply #2 - Apr 9th, 2015 at 5:23am
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Good effort,, I think that one puts you firmly as a contender in the disappointed category..  Grin
  

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Reply #3 - Apr 9th, 2015 at 10:41am
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Yeh top effort - definitely a contender for the hard luck story
  
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Reply #4 - Apr 12th, 2015 at 6:00am
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Went back and found him. Edited original post with the details above
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Reply #5 - Apr 12th, 2015 at 8:12am
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Hey.. Smiley good outcome
  

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Reply #6 - Apr 21st, 2015 at 7:12am
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Well done on the back tracking. Wink
  

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Re: Heartbreak Hunting (now with happy ending)
Reply #7 - Apr 21st, 2015 at 9:00am
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Cool  That is awesome, Big thumbs up on your effort and resulting reward, Their will be many of us who have done something similar in our hunting careers.
  
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Reply #8 - Apr 21st, 2015 at 9:22am
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great effort to go back and find him, the trophy will have meaning and a story to tell when others have faded.
  
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Reply #9 - May 11th, 2015 at 5:20am
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Good effort all round and good stuff finding that fella too Smiley
  

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Reply #10 - May 12th, 2015 at 10:43pm
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