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Something Different: Tahr

Old 11-26-2003, 03:29 PM
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Here' s a photo of a Bull Tahr I harvested back in September.
He weighs about 200-250 pounds and his horns go about 11 1/2 inchs.
Tahr live in similar terrain to Rocky Mountain Goats.
They originally come from the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal, but there are small populations in various other parts of the world.
They are a big tough animal with acute senses, they inhabit rocky outcrops in steep mountainous terrain. You need to be fit to hunt them.
Mostly shots are taken in the 250-400 yard range, although with careful stalking you can get closer.
The ideal rifle/calibre is 7mm Magnum.
Taking them with a bow is a great challenge.
Best time to hunt them is during their rut (May/June) which is in early winter. At this time the Big Bulls are less wary and hang about with the females (Nannys) making them more visable. Their coats are also in their prime at this stage.
As you can see in the picture, the Bull has a large shaggy mane.
When a bull skylines on a rocky ridge, with his mane blowing in the wind, it is an awesome and unforgettable sight.
The meat is excellent eating.
A trophy bull is a very sought after item in this part of the world

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Old 11-26-2003, 03:32 PM
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Cool! thanks for the info. Good story
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Old 06-12-2004, 07:30 AM
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Check out this link for the latest Tahr hunt I've done.
Gives you a good idea of the terrain and the animals.


http://www.accuratereloading.com/ubb...5&o=31&fpart=1
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Old 06-12-2004, 02:51 PM
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And a fine hunt it was, Tim!!!

Just in case anyone wants to see what you look like, here's a pic of you with my tahr and one with my stag. -TONY



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Old 06-12-2004, 05:00 PM
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Simply AWESOME & STUNNING country down there. Great pics as well.
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Old 06-12-2004, 06:42 PM
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ORIGINAL: Tim Buma

The ideal rifle/calibre is 7mm Magnum.

I beg to differ. I'm guessing you meant "in my opinion.."
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Old 06-13-2004, 12:00 AM
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Congratulations!!
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Old 06-13-2004, 04:15 AM
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That's a great looking animal.
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Old 06-13-2004, 08:49 AM
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Hey thanks for the great pics. Just simply awsome!
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Old 06-13-2004, 03:28 PM
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The New Zealand countryside and mountains are indeed beautiful. And we got to see a whole bunch of it, too.

Since you guys enjoyed those photos, here's a couple more. -TONY

This is a feral Arapawa ram.



Photo taken at the lodge of chamois shot the previous day; darkness and rain prevented "in the field" photos.

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