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NZ hogs and Turkey

Postby BEN MAHER » Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:02 am

... a few pics from my trip in September ...

I went to NZ to get a pig with my longbow ... and chase some Turkeys .
Went with my mate Ned, who shot the first arrows from his Brand New Big Jim Take Down Buffalo Bow ... man did he fall in love with it, his Belcher T/D left at the carbon after just 6shots with his Big Jim .
It wasn't uber cold ... it was pretty good hunting weather !

The Turkeys were spring gobbling, the deer were on the move, the goats were rowdy and they hogs were about !

7 years of going to NZ , one pig fell to wheels last year , this year was about Longbows ! I just didn't specify how big ... 8-)
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First morning , 20 minute stalk , 22yard shot on the trot and the 125gn Northern head anchored the pig on the spot ... through the spine, heart and out the rib cage .....

We spent a bunch of time trying to get Ned a turkey ... man are they hard to put down ... but stalking Merriams is as much fun as anything I have encountered ...

I took out 3 , loosed a few arrows at a few more, chased some Red deer and Fallow .....

I just need to move there .....
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Re: NZ hogs and Turkey

Postby BEN MAHER » Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:08 am

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Re: NZ hogs and Turkey

Postby superkodiak38 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:09 am

Awesome !
When you take your kid hunting and he says thank you and tells you how much he loves being in the woods with you, your day just isn't going to get any better than that.
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Re: NZ hogs and Turkey

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:01 am

22 yards on a trot? You're my new hero, Ben. New Zealand is a dream of mine. If you do move up there, give me a shout, eh? :)
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Re: NZ hogs and Turkey

Postby Yohon » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:55 pm

Awesome!!!!
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Re: NZ hogs and Turkey

Postby bearauto11 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:39 pm

Way awesome!!!
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