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Unread 04-16-2009, 05:49 PM
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Nz Tahr Hunt

I went for a walk this week to see if I could get a friend of mine his first Tahr, and also to get some meat for the freezer,

Hunting on public land, we walked in to the hut on Tuesday night - 4 1/2 hours from the car park and about 1800 vertical feet higher. About halfway into the walk I spotted a small mob of tahr crossing a scree slope a way up from the valley floor and got my mate into position for a shot, he dropped this nanny from 220 yards with my .243.




We took the meat and continued in to the hut. Next morning we were up and about not long after dawn, spotted various small groups of tahr feeding around the valley. We decided to leave them, and climbed higher to have a look for a bull... none were seen except this one hanging below a helicopter which was a bit of a bummer



mid afternoon we located a mob of 8 nannies feeding fairly low down in some tussocky scrub, got as close as we could, and set up for the shot, 548 yards, zero wind, the Sako .243 did the job



With a fair bit of meat we decided that would do us, and walked back out in an un-expected rainstorm, which was not particularly pleasant




Car park is out in the main valley in the distance




Tahr country
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    I went for a walk this week to see if I could get a friend of mine his first Tahr, and also to get some meat for the freezer,

    Hunting on public land, we walked in to the hut on Tuesday night - 4 1/2 hours from the car park and about 1800 vertical feet higher. About halfway into the walk I spotted a small mob of tahr crossing a scree slope a way up from the valley floor and got my mate into position for a shot, he dropped this nanny from 220 yards with my .243.




    We took the meat and continued in to the hut. Next morning we were up and about not long after dawn, spotted various small groups of tahr feeding around the valley. We decided to leave them, and climbed higher to have a look for a bull... none were seen except this one hanging below a helicopter which was a bit of a bummer



    mid afternoon we located a mob of 8 nannies feeding fairly low down in some tussocky scrub, got as close as we could, and set up for the shot, 548 yards, zero wind, the Sako .243 did the job



    With a fair bit of meat we decided that would do us, and walked back out in an un-expected rainstorm, which was not particularly pleasant




    Car park is out in the main valley in the distance




    Tahr country
    thats a lovely part of the world ,the 243 is a fab little round shot a rabbit at 705 yards with my tikka
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    good looking country there
    sounds like you had a good hunt, nice shooting also!!

    I'll be headed your way next month for stag
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    nicely done! I've always wanted to get out to your neck of the woods, looks incredible. maybe one day
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    Nice shot mate !

    I just love hunting those big shaggy ones !

    Great long, long range potential !

    Cheers

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    Mate those tahr are top chewing as well wish i could bring my meat home with me.

    Ps Nice country , what area?
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    Rangitata


    They are very very good eating
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