• Hunting Season Off to a Great Start, March 2010

    The 2010 hunting season is off to a great start. Both Sika and red stags are well through the process of stripping velvet from their now hard antlers. The first hunters of the season were three visitors from Australia guided by Neil Philpott. They had a great hunt, seeing some magnificent free range stags with each hunter taking a superb Sika trophy. The great growing conditions have obviously had quite an impact on the quality of the antlers this year.

    The biggest of the three trophies was taken by Adam Grgurevic and scored 184 Douglas Score (DS) while Glenn Hutchings trophy measured 171 DS and Tate Walmsley 160 DS. If this early success is any indication it could be one of the best seasons for some years.

    Poronui free range sika caught by Adam Grgurevic 
    Adam Grgurevic

    Poronui free range sika shot by Glenn Hutchings
     Glenn Hutchings

    Poronui free range sika trophy, Tate Walmsley
    Tate Walmsley

    It is also apparent that the seasons are starting to change with day length shortening and heavy dew turning up most mornings. The stags are already responding to the changes heading away from the open country to mark up territories. It will not be long before the first roars are ringing out across the property!   

Comments
Larissa
Good morning Thomas!John Tomlinson fodwerrad me your blog. I'm impressed with your writing and encourage you to continue with it, as it is a wonderful way to express yourself. Your deer hunting story is very good. Sounds like a wonderful hunt and you well described your hunting skills and wisdom!I see you mentioned me and my book, Double Gobble in your blog. I'm tickled that you like it, and encourage you to try turkey hunting. It is what I like so much that I wanted to write my stories. I encourage you to write about the things you really like, the things you have a passion for. You may well be a budding outdoors writer!Best of luck with it. if I can ever help you just let me know!Bobby Dale
20/03/2013 9:20:39 a.m.
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