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Unread 04-14-2010, 01:57 AM
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Re: Wapiti Ballot 2010

Must be nearly due out of the Wapiti block, progress report asap please
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    Unread 04-14-2010, 06:02 PM
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    Re: Wapiti Ballot 2010

    Went in on Monday 5 April. Paddled across to Mid Burn block, started walking about 10 am. We roared up and Rob shot a 9 pt red by 11 am. By 12 pm I had shot a small 12pt crossbreed, prob should have left, but he had been moaning like a red and I only saw neck and head when he came in. Came out on Sun 11th, only seeing one more animal, 10pt red. We did not hear any more roars/bugles.
    The other party we shared the block with hunted the head basin and saw 11 animals but no bulls.
    We had perfect weather, no rain, beautiful sunny weather
    Next time I put in for a ballot I will only put in for the central blocks, the outlying blocks have been heavily culled for reds, leaving not many animals at all.

    Stu.
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    Re: Wapiti Ballot 2010

    Can you post up any pics of the area and your 12pt Stu?
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    Unread 04-25-2010, 10:18 PM
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    Re: Wapiti Ballot 2010

    I haven't loaded any up to photobucket yet, will do so in the next few days.

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    Unread 04-27-2010, 03:35 AM
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    Re: Wapiti Ballot 2010

    Quote:
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    I haven't loaded any up to photobucket yet, will do so in the next few days.

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    Tag for when you do
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    Unread 04-27-2010, 03:15 PM
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    Re: Wapiti Ballot 2010

    Photos as requested.

    Rob with his 9pt red, 33" x 27". We roared him in less than an hour after leaving the beach. Rob neck shot him at 20 yds with a 7mm mag and 150gr Sierras.




    Me with my 12pt wapiti-red cross breed. Shot about 1 hour after Rob shot his. We heard a few roars and closed in. Only saw neck and head as he came in took a neck shot at 20 yds, just clipped side of neck, had to trail him a while before finishing the job. Would have left him if I had seen the whole body.



    Rob on the main ridge.



    Rob with Hook Peak, it was easy to get around by traversing below on the south side.


    Back at Te Anau downs.

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    Unread 04-30-2010, 02:37 PM
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    Re: Wapiti Ballot 2010

    Nice Photos Stu, bet you thought you were in for a great trip when you grassed those two so soon after landing!

    Hook Peak is an impressive bit of rock
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