Old 04-20-2012, 11:48 AM
Texhorns's Avatar
Texhorns Texhorns is offline
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Fayetteville
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default Red Stag - Argentina 15 Apr 2012

Arrived in Patagonia as the rut and the roaring were winding down. The Red Stag sounds almost like a lion roaring - very cool to hear in the wild.

Got it done, but it was difficult to stalk with a bow. The Red Deer are very wary and the terrain is wide open with little to hide an approach to bow range.

My Guide didn't speak a word of English. As we got close he held up 4 fingers - I thought 40 yds, and let go the first arrow. Passed low (40 Meters!! not Yards - may not have mattered). Second shot put the animal down. We got closer and I put a few more in him to end it as swiftly as possible.

I had put a good stalk (closed to 25 yds) on a larger Stag 2 days earlier, but passed on the shot with 3 days to go. Lesson for me there was, if you have a good shot - take it.

On my last day I missed a 54yd shot on potential World Record Pere David's Deer (free range). Maybe next year!

OBTW, the dust particles are actually ash from the volcano in Chile that erupted last year. A fine powder coating everywhere - sometimes inches deep. Always blown by high winds. Hopefully they will have good rain and snow for their winter to knock the ash down and wash it away.

I am going back next year for "El Grande", the Monster Red Stag that played games with me for days. Got to 70 yds a few times, but never able to get the draw on him for a good shot. That deer has almost 100 more inches of antler than the one I took.

Blessed to hunt!
Attached Images
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2012, 11:57 AM
blood on the ground's Avatar
blood on the ground blood on the ground is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: North Paulding GA.
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback

cool hunt man congrats!
“When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” — Benjamin Franklin
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2012, 12:00 PM
jtomczak's Avatar
jtomczak jtomczak is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
iTrader: (3) Check/Add Feedback

Justin Tomczak
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2012, 12:06 PM
huntfish's Avatar
huntfish huntfish is online now
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Lawrenceville, GA
iTrader: (1) Check/Add Feedback

Congrats on the hunt. By looks at the right beam, he's been fighting the "El Grande".
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2012, 06:07 PM
walkinboss01's Avatar
walkinboss01 walkinboss01 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Just south of ATL
iTrader: (1) Check/Add Feedback

Wow!! That's a big animal. Congrats.
"The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it." -Thomas Jefferson
Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 11:35 AM
Hoss's Avatar
Hoss Hoss is offline
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Conyers
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback

Congrats on a fine animal and a great hunt.

Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 08:15 PM
Paymaster's Avatar
Paymaster Paymaster is online now
Q Cookin, Fly Tyin, Retired Mod
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Ephesus Georgia
iTrader: (13) Check/Add Feedback

Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations !!!!!!!!!!!
"For every one mile of road, there are two miles of ditch".
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 08:24 PM
shakey gizzard's Avatar
shakey gizzard shakey gizzard is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Cumming ga
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback

Awesome!Did you happen to get to fish there also?
Limit your kill, don't kill your limit!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 12:52 PM
letliloneswalk's Avatar
letliloneswalk letliloneswalk is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Lawrenceville
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback

oh yes the Lord was definitely shining on you ! Congrats
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 12:35 PM
toolmkr20's Avatar
toolmkr20 toolmkr20 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Gods wonderful outdoors.(Heard Co)
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback

Awesome stag, congrats.
MOΛΩN ΛABE"Come and take them"
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 08:52 PM
jbrooker's Avatar
jbrooker jbrooker is offline
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Cleveland GA, via Dalton GA
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback

good looking stag for sure great job on getting the job done
you are what you are
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 12:26 AM
deerehauler's Avatar
deerehauler deerehauler is offline
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Concord GA
iTrader: (4) Check/Add Feedback

Congrats on the Stag!!
2013 PSE Supra Max in red, Sword Trident competition sight, Bodoodle pro lite II, BMF stabalizers , RBO custom bow sling, Gold tip X cutter arrows.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:49 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004 Georgia Outdoor News, Inc.Ad Management by RedTyger