Tag Archives | Tahr hunting

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Berghaus Yeti Gaiters

Th insulated ‘Extreme’ model of the Yeti Gaiter Berghaus was formed in the late 1960s by two British climbers,  Peter Lockey and Gordon Davison. During the 1970s and 80s they pioneered a number of climbing innovations and were one of the first users of Goretex in Europe. In 1978 Berghaus launched the ‘Yeti Gaiter’, which […]

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Hornady ELD-X Review

I have long used Hornady projectiles, mainly because they are well priced, the easiest to reliable source and they shoot well in all the rifles I have used them. Recovered from a Bull Tahr at 350 yards, broke one shoulder one way in and under skin on far side of gut bag(quartering shot) Late 2016 […]

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Scarpa Grand Dru GTX

Scarpa is a well Known Italian boot maker that have been producing quality footwear since the 1930s. I picked a pair of their ‘Grand Dru GTX’ at the start of my 2017 season and worn them extensively throughout 2017 and 2018. The Grand Dru is a classic mountaineering boot based off Scarpa’s ever popular Mont […]

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Twin Needle Stock Pack

Stock pack fitted to my Tikka .300wsm For those that don’t know, Twin Needle is a small company based in Christchurch which specialises in custom gear modifications, repairs, and produces its own products for the hunting and ‘tactical’ market. I first used their services 3 years ago when I had a sleeping bag repaired and […]

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The Red Deer of New Zealand

There is probably no other species in New Zealand that has as much confusion and controversy surrounding it than the Red stag. I hope to give an overview of the history of red deer in New Zealand and help people better understand what they can expect from a stag hunt here. Red deer(Cervus elaphus) are native […]

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