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Location: Montana, USA
Joined: 11/15/2007
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My 2014 New Zealand hunt


In March my girlfriend and I fulfilled one of our lifelong dreams and went on a 3 1/2 week hunt and vacation on the south island of New Zealand.  I brought the custom .300 Weatherby Vanguard that I built several years ago, along with my 168 gr Barnes TTSX handloads.   We spent the first week at Gary Herbert's beautiful hunting lodge where I was able to hunt these animals.

My first animal was this Fallow deer buck.


We then went to the high country where I was able to get this Tahr


and this Chamois


We then returned to the mountains behind the lodge where I was able to get this beautiful Red Deer Stag



The last day of my hunt, we again hiked into the hills behind the lodge and found this Arapawa Ram



After my hunt, we rented a car and drove 3000+ km on the wrong side of the roads around the South Island to see and enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.