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    Tahr vs Thar.....

    .....whenever I stumble across any old books about stalking, big game hunting, etc I often buy them - much to my wife's dismay!

    I recently acquired a book about red deer in NZ called "The red stags of the Rakaia", written by chap called D. Bruce Banwell, born and raised in NZ - so fair to say a true native.

    I know that there has been some debate about the tahr/thar correct spelling, so I thought I'd post this footnote from the inside back cover author biography.....

    'As a postscript Mr. Banwell notes with satisfaction: "At last I've been able to persuade my publisher that tahr not thar is the proper spelling for this game animal!" '

    So I guess that settles it......unless you know otherwise!!

    (......and as an aside, there are pictures of some truly enormous sets of antlers in the book...... I do like an impressive rack..... )

    atb

    ​Merlin
    Nothing is worse than having an itch you can never scratch

    "...Nicely just doesn't cut the cheese....." A new twist on management-speak courtesy of a colleague.

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    http://www.doc.govt.nz/documents/abo...ois-lowres.pdf

    It seems to be used interchangeably....

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungGun View Post
    http://www.doc.govt.nz/documents/abo...ois-lowres.pdf

    It seems to be used interchangeably....

    Mike
    interesting link.....actually encouraging people to go out hunting!!
    As for the name thing: looks like it's a case of you say potato, I say tomato.....
    Nothing is worse than having an itch you can never scratch

    "...Nicely just doesn't cut the cheese....." A new twist on management-speak courtesy of a colleague.

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    Thar (username) on here signs his posts Tahr
    "It's halfway down the hill, directly below that tree next to a rock that looks like a bell-end"

    Good deals with ~ deako ~ sakowsm ~ dryan ~ 2734neil ~ mo ~ riggers ~ mmbeatle ~ seanct ~ an du ru fox

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    I had read a couple of Banwell book interesting reading, another great read is a book called Deerstalkers paradise
    ​by Allen Harrison

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    Quote Originally Posted by Si View Post
    Thar (username) on here signs his posts Tahr
    I use both to cover all bases, I have notice over the last decade the use of Tahr has become more prominent mind.

    ATB

    Tahr/Thar

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