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    First deer down

    So had the option of work or day off, decided to take the other half for a walk as she had been wanting to go for a while to try her new tikka 243 but hadnt had the chance (only down the range). Got a few things together this morning and we headed out. About 20mins into it we were walking up a bush edge (private land) and i noticed a few sheep running around, popped my head over the rest of the rise and there was a young fallow hind (maybe 2 yr old) running around amoungst them. Perfect for a first deer i thought to myself.

    It was only 75m away and was heading straight down towards us, put a round in the rifle for her and put her in front of me to get ready. It came down within 3m but on a rise which didnt present a good shot. It knew we were there after that and trotted 25m down below us. "Meh!" That pulled her up....BANG! No flinch or jump or anything just took off, as this was the missus first ever hunt and first ever animal she was going to shoot i thought she had just clean missed as she has never killed an animal and thought she mighta had the shakes. Went down to where abouts we thought it was and nothing, bugger. Carried on 100m up the hill looking for another. Stopped and talked to her about how confident she was with the shot, "it was definately on its shoulder or body atleast" Are you sure? Yep yep she reckons. So went back down after 5mins of looking around i found some blood, beauty! 'Blood over here' had her running over my way. Tracked its blood for 50m and it was getting heavier. Then there it was topped over. Wicked! She was wrapped! I was impressed as it was quite a rushed moment from seeing deer to the shot which was quite an awkard position for shooting aswell. Carried it all the way back too! Happy wife happy life haha

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    Congratulations. Well done.
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    Well done team
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    Good stuff. Well done to your wife on her first deer.
    Should be prime eating this time of year as well.


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    Well done on her 1st and also well done on going back and having a look
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    well done nice looking deer and nice looking rifle as well
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    Well done team!


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    Nice looking wife
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    Nice looking wife
    It just had to be you😆

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    Everyone was thinking it......
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    Awesome, great result. Looks like hit behind the shoulder, deer always tend to run dead on their feet for a few yards or more in that area. Always pays to have a good look in the spot it was shot then in the direction it went for blood, or marks like you did I always tell my mates if you think the shot was good always have a good look. Mark the spot the last sign was and do a grid search from there. Most animals will head down and not up if hit hard.
    So many think they missed or the deers escaped where in fact its prob not far away dead on the ground. Pays to listen hard and look ahead as well as sometimes if its not a shot thats going kill it in short time they only run a short distance and be standing there looking worst for wear when you can finish it off before it runs again.
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    great story, postcard pics!
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    Nice looking wife
    Bloody rude @Dundee , shes hot as fuck.
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    Well done to you both!

    What an excellent way to start her hunting career.
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