Re: Organised hunt of NZ chapter of LRH
well fellas i managed to get out for a tahr hunt over the last 5 days. went up the godley. not too many animals seen but i did manage to get 2 11.5 inch bulls with the 308. one at 200m and the other at 125m. my mate got his first tahr. a 9.5 inch bull. we shot two animals that were bedded down together at the same time and they both just dropped. was great. and got it on video (though think my bro managed to delete it tho, gutted.)
had the chance to have a shoot on a tahr that was the biggest animal i have ever seen. was at 330m and i didnt take it. wanted to get closer to make sure i didnt mess up the shot.
so regretful, i really should have taken the shot since i know that im capable of that type of shot. and in perfect conditions too..grrrrrr. ended up doing some insane mountaineering that made sumit rocks of cook feel like a cake walk.
now im going to have to do some serious practice so im comfitable to 500m and then i wont pass up on such an amazing animal again. anyway have fun on the trip. gutted i cant come along and meet some of you.