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#5790553 - 06/15/15 07:04 PM A few blokes from this velvet
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Registered: 04/11/14
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On my HF 600 acre block we mainly hunt for fallow but as it shares a fence with the deer farm we inevitably get red stags looking for greener pastures. If they do it enough times we just concede that they're serial jumpers and let them wild up and live the rest of their days in the bush block or until someone wants to hunt them.

Here are some of the stags from this years late velvet. My personal favourite although not the biggest was the overspread fella, was really tempted to bow hunt him but ended up tying my personal hunting budget up with my hog deer hunt.

I've also put a shot in of the elusive billy goat. He was captured in the wild some years ago and released here. We want him to hit 40" spread before we let a client take him, in April this year I estimated him at 37".

There are a few more big boys but they tend to be shy of getting within photo range, must be self conscious of people just staring at their head gear!

Apologies but the files are too big so you'll have to follow this link, there are some pretty deer so it's worth a look!

http://1drv.ms/1BiURZJ


Enjoy,

JP
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#5790612 - 06/15/15 07:33 PM Re: A few blokes from this velvet [Re: JPHunting]
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Jack,

Neat photos...thanks for sharing

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#5790614 - 06/15/15 07:34 PM Re: A few blokes from this velvet [Re: JPHunting]
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Well yea, nice pics. I really liked pic 14 the stag looking at you.

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#5790625 - 06/15/15 07:39 PM Re: A few blokes from this velvet [Re: JPHunting]
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I just saw the location ,a little far out...........
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#5790675 - 06/15/15 08:09 PM Re: A few blokes from this velvet [Re: JPHunting]
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Those are some great Red Stag, I like the same one you do, Jack when will you be starting at Water Valley?
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#5793926 - 06/17/15 05:51 PM Re: A few blokes from this velvet [Re: JPHunting]
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NSMike - I've taken a step back from guiding a bit this year in favour of some other personal pursuits so I let that slide a bit. I've decided what I was doing wasn't for me so as of next year I'll look at building up my guiding again in a bigger way. I'll let you know.
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#5797481 - 06/20/15 06:06 AM Re: A few blokes from this velvet [Re: JPHunting]
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#5797814 - 06/20/15 12:27 PM Re: A few blokes from this velvet [Re: JPHunting]
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coolpics

I didn't know that y'all grow them up that big in Aussie, too. I always thought of NZ as the red stag and fallow place, and Aussie as the water buffalo, axis, and maybe sambhar place. confused2

Cool, regardless. What part of Australia is this? And how far from Melbourne?
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#5799349 - 06/21/15 06:06 PM Re: A few blokes from this velvet [Re: JPHunting]
JPHunting Offline
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I always get that, I really think Australia is underrated in terms of its big game hunting. The NZ game park reds certainly do have us, our game park fallow I'd still say are on par or better quite often (some of our wild fallow are as good too) but it's our wild deer that get the kiwis. Most wild reds and fallow in NZ are for a lack of a better word, rubbish. We've got great wild genetics, we don't have the number of wild reds NZ has but we've got a great fallow population.

In Australia what's considered by other aussies to be our premier game animal is the Sambar, that's just because there are lots of them and most of it is on public land. I'd go reds and fallow any day. We also have a good population of Rusa and Australia for many years has been the only place in the world with a free ranging population of hog deer that can be hunted. Then of course we do have chital up north as well as well as buffalo, banteng, pigs, goats and scrub bulls.

I live about 3 1/2 hours from Melbourne and the property is another 2 1/2 hours further past me. It's closer to Adelaide in South Australia (only 4-5 hours).
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#5799541 - 06/21/15 08:34 PM Re: A few blokes from this velvet [Re: JPHunting]
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Jack your distances have me a little confused Melbourne to Adelaide is about 8 hours, Keith is about 5 1/2 are you turning off the A8 and heading towards the coast at some point because your saying Adelaide is about 4-5 hours.
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#5799562 - 06/21/15 08:47 PM Re: A few blokes from this velvet [Re: JPHunting]
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Adelaide! That's where Pakistan played someone in this last ICC WCC. Only JP will get this I think grin

Cool! Now I have more incentive to visit my cousin in Melbourne grin

Only thing is yall don't have Glocks, Sigs, or black guns! Lol
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#5799665 - 06/21/15 09:38 PM Re: A few blokes from this velvet [Re: JPHunting]
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Most Australians don't know Keith so it's very impressive for an American to know it, got family in Keith actually. It is close to the coast in SA. To get there from Melbourne you'd follow the A8 to Horsham (my hometown) and then turn off on to the Wimmera Highway and go that way. Coming from Adelaide you follow the M1/A1 to Tailem Bend then turn right on to Princes Highway. Just to keep it interesting there is a time difference between the two states as well.

There you go Chital, the first American I've spoken to that knows the game of cricket! It was good of the other teams to show up this year for us to play! laugh
I know, i know, when I eventually get to the states I'm making it my mission to fire a pistol at least once.
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#5799799 - 06/21/15 11:07 PM Re: A few blokes from this velvet [Re: JPHunting]
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Cricket is life!! Well not really, but it's number 3 after hunting and jiu-jitsu, so yeah. That's really high.
I have Pakistani parents and my dad's friends are all super cricket fans. When the World Cup rolled around, and Pakistan was playing India, we got invited. Gotta love 3-5 am nights here watching all 50 overs. Lol.

I know that's off topic, but I doubt you care lol. Cricket!!!!

(Sad to see Michael Clarke leave, loved Mitchell Starc, and what a game against NZ!! Too bad Pakistan lost though. Team is good but too much politics in Paki cricket.)
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#5799843 - 06/22/15 12:08 AM Re: A few blokes from this velvet [Re: JPHunting]
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Thanks Jack I've worked out that you must be somewhere near Conmurra. I think describing it as about 1/3rd of the distance east between Kingston Se and Mt Gambier on the Princes highway (B1) would help people find it on a map. I'm a bit of a geography geek, I familiarized myself with that area a bit, while working out where Water Valley is. I know about the half hour offset which perplexes me a bit.


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#5800317 - 06/22/15 12:31 PM Re: A few blokes from this velvet [Re: JPHunting]
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JP, how difficult is it getting your hunting rifles in and out of the country? Ditto about trophies.

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