My life of big game hunting so far

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  1. JPHunter

    JPHunter Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes I sit back and have to feel blessed, because a lot of people can hunt a lifetime without taking animals like I already have. I think its been a combination of hard work and luck but I've done a lot more than I would have imagined at the age of 22.
    I hope you can enjoy these pics of some of the animals I've been fortunate enough to take in my life so far. Hopefully there are a lot more to come.
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    JPHunter Well-Known Member

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    Some more
     

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  3. carpetman2

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    Those are terrific. Where are you, Australia or New Zealand???
     
  4. JPHunter

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    Thanks mate,
    I'm in Australia but the Sika and Tahr I shot in NZ. Its the same price to fly to NZ than it is to fly up to Northern Australia to hunt chital and Rusa so I do that once a year now.
     
  5. JP100

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    Good work man!! awesome heads.
    add a chamois,bull tahr and buffalo to the list and you can retire haha.
     
  6. JPHunter

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    Bit more than that left!

    We've got 15 species of big game between Aus and NZ.
    So far I've taken

    Red,
    Fallow,
    Chital,
    sambar,
    Sika, and
    Tahr.

    Was going to go back hunting tahr or cham this year but not sure now. Would like to take a Rusa if I get the chance.

    I'm yet to take a
    Rusa,
    Chamois,
    Arapawa Ram,
    Goat,
    Pig,
    Whitetail,
    Buff,
    Banteng, and my favourite
    A nice Hog deer.

    Don't think I'll ever get them all as Banteng hunts are out of my price range and I'd rather come to the US to take a whitetail one day. But I'll try!
     
  7. JP100

    JP100 Well-Known Member

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    Your doing pretty well haha.
    Ive only got
    Red
    Fallow
    Wild Ram
    Chamois
    Tahr
    Goat
    Pig
    and wallaby if you count that haha


    you forgot the hardest of all. A wapiti and A Moose in fiordland haha.
    Chamois,goat,pig and ram wont be too hard to get.
     
  8. JPHunter

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    Oh I didn't realise you were a kiwi. Did forget wapiti, don't know how!
    I saw a nice 10" cham buck last year but couldnt get a crack at him.
    Just a matter of finding the right places to go from a country away!

    Got some pics of your heads?
     
  9. JP100

    JP100 Well-Known Member

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    haha yea im one of the few.
    Awesome man!
    where did you get that huge red from? NZ or Aussie? the one that is just the skull.

    Heres my first bow kill chamois from about a week ago
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    few chamois heads. big guy is 9 1/2 inch
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    Wild rams
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    My brother with a couple
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    few tahr
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    only real fallow buck Ive got
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  10. JPHunter

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    He's an Australian Red, we've got some good ones just not lots.

    Nice stuff mate, looks like a heavily quartering shot, did the broadhead penetrate or just rake along a couple of inches in? What broadheads are you using?
     
  11. JP100

    JP100 Well-Known Member

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    Thats a ripper red man. Hes awesome. some wikid tines on him.
    yea was hard quartering. was a complete pass through. Im using 125gn Muzzies.
    she ran about 40 yards down hill dead on her feet.
    Double lung and cut her windpipe in half aswell
     
  12. Panchik

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    Great trophies, congratulations!