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November tahr
Jul 20th, 2018 at 7:43am
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Hey Everyone,

I am going to be traveling from the US to do some exploring on the south island for a few weeks. I will be there November 4th-16th and have my wife's blessing to sneak off for a few days of hunting I have been looking at spending some time up the Ahuriri Valley looking for Tahr and Chamois.  I am just looking for some thoughts and suggestions.

I do a lot of hunting (mostly archery) for mule deer and elk here in the mountains of Nevada and some in Idaho. I would be more than willing to do some info sharing with anyone looking to come out west.

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Re: November tahr
Reply #1 - Jul 20th, 2018 at 12:00pm
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If you voted for Trump, good luck.
If you didn't and would never, give me a call closer to your visit and I'll point you in the right direction.
  
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Re: November tahr
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I am actually a Canadian citizen so no voting for me.
  
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Have u got a rifle sorted ect might b able to show u some country side down here
  
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padox wrote on Jul 20th, 2018 at 1:46pm:
Have u got a rifle sorted ect might b able to show u some country side down here


I was looking into the logistics of bringing my own rifle.  But am up for suggestions.  Would definitely be interested in meeting up.
  
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Re: November tahr
Reply #5 - Jul 20th, 2018 at 2:45pm
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november is a grand time,,ash will point ya in the right direction
  

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340Axis4me wrote on Jul 20th, 2018 at 12:09pm:
I am actually a Canadian citizen so no voting for me.



Give me a call.   Any excuse for a hunt.
  
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Reply #7 - Jul 20th, 2018 at 4:42pm
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340Axis4me wrote on Jul 20th, 2018 at 12:09pm:
I am actually a Canadian citizen so no voting for me.


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Reply #8 - Jul 20th, 2018 at 6:58pm
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Take that offer from Ash as he's one of a few mad bastards here who know what (not) to do out there and just being around him and listening his bullshit, I mean stories, is fun and good experience Wink In your sake however, I hope you got good fitness, as otherwise he will dump you over first bluff...  Grin
  
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Pete82 wrote on Jul 20th, 2018 at 6:58pm:
Take that offer from Ash as he's one of a few mad bastards here who know what (not) to do out there and just being around him and listening his bullshit, I mean stories, is fun and good experience Wink In your sake however, I hope you got good fitness, as otherwise he will dump you over first bluff...  Grin


Sounds like a good time to me.
  
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Reply #10 - Jul 21st, 2018 at 8:38am
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HC and I watched ASH one day climb a 200 mtr near vertical bluff.Mad bastard,if he falls nobody will be able to pick him up.He can,out climb and run tahr down,uses his rifle as a last resort to get his prey.
If you are a fit mountain hunter,youl have a good hunt with Ash. Wink
  

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Reply #11 - Jul 21st, 2018 at 8:57am
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Just dont sleep in a tent with him. He snores like the devils bagpipes after a hard day climbing rock faces.  Cheesy

The Tahr are lower in November so you might just be able to jog up a stream, do 50 squats and 100 press ups and then shoot one before running out again, for an evening bowl of oats and water.  Smiley
  

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Reply #12 - Jul 22nd, 2018 at 11:29am
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You guys trying to scare him off?

Headcase your snoring was the reason you got involved with alpine Search and rescue wasn't it?  What, with all the avalanches your snoring sets off, it's ironic that you'd sleepily bury someone in 10 foot of snow and then go out the next day and dig them up.
And that big bluff climb for my first Thar turned out to be one of the easy climbs.   Looked a lot worse than it was.   Didn't even need to hold on with my teeth.   Sphincter was engaged, but infrequently.
And I would never throw anyone over a bluff just for being unfit.   There are far slower ways to kill a fat bastard, most of which they're already doing themselves.

  
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Reply #13 - Jul 22nd, 2018 at 6:25pm
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ashfishman wrote on Jul 22nd, 2018 at 11:29am:
You guys trying to scare him off?

Headcase your snoring was the reason you got involved with alpine Search and rescue wasn't it?  What, with all the avalanches your snoring sets off, it's ironic that you'd sleepily bury someone in 10 foot of snow and then go out the next day and dig them up.
And that big bluff climb for my first Thar turned out to be one of the easy climbs.   Looked a lot worse than it was.   Didn't even need to hold on with my teeth.   Sphincter was engaged, but infrequently.
And I would never throw anyone over a bluff just for being unfit.   There are far slower ways to kill a fat bastard, most of which they're already doing themselves.


Can’t scare me off by threatening me with a good time. Sounds like my kind of adventure.  I have always enjoyed a good old fashioned suffer fest.  Cheesy
  
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