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    Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow

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    Something to read on a wet day.
    Last edited by Scribe; 04-10-2014 at 01:52 PM. Reason: cant read

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    was a good read then,as now
    Sako Rifles,Browning shotguns,Black Labs.There is nothing else

    The dog always bites,The horse always kicks,The gun is always loaded.


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    Quote Originally Posted by madjon_ View Post
    was a good read then,as now
    Madjon can you read it. I have been messing around trying to make it readable without much luck.

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    Yeah,I got my young fella specks on.
    Sako Rifles,Browning shotguns,Black Labs.There is nothing else

    The dog always bites,The horse always kicks,The gun is always loaded.


    " Real guns start with the number 3 or bigger and make two holes, one in and one out." -

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    I just read another Hare shooting article last weekend in a 1973(or there about) outdoor magazine. It was written by Phillip Holden and was a good well written article from a quite famous author/culler.
    Work less hunt more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogi View Post
    I just read another Hare shooting article last weekend in a 1973(or there about) outdoor magazine. It was written by Phillip Holden and was a good well written article from a quite famous author/culler.
    I didn't know about that Yogi. I knew Phil quite well. He was a NW Ruahine man and he left culling around the time I started, to write his first book Pack and Rifle. He was living in Mangaweka and doing a bit of meat hunting to keep the Wolf from the door so I would see him on the block at times.

    A little known fact is his name was Philip Ducksbury (not sure of spelling) but he changed it. We used to call him Hollywood Holden
    because he would write a story about a horse and have 14 pictures of himself and one of the horse and for other reasons.
    I never hunted with him but the guys who did said he could hunt alright.

    I am not slagging him off. He's dead now poor Phil, shot himself because he had a brain tumour. An option I would probably would not be brave enough to take, but it was right for him. Anyone that writes and has 22 books published has my respect.

    He used some colourful descriptions in his books. One I remember went something like "The tui gorged itself on the nectar choked flowers" Takes a bit of getting ones head around.

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    Dunno about you guys, but my attention was more on the price of the ammo in the advert!

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    Scribe, visions of you bouncing on a bonnet chasing hares will invade my sleep tonight for sure.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Scribe, visions of you bouncing on a bonnet chasing hares will invade my sleep tonight for sure.
    I am damned if I would do it today for so little reward. But that's what being young is all about isnt it Rushy. Your gotta chase your dreams.

    Neustroski and I where set to become the hare merchants to the world.

    We did succeed in developing and Patenting the Possum Plucker and the same with the Nooski trap system.

    It was a story for a wet day. Someone was talking on one of the threads and said there wernt enough hunting stories so cause I couldn't think of one so I put the Hare story up. instead.

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    $40 for 100 rounds of 223 sounds alright.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuart165 View Post
    $40 for 100 rounds of 223 sounds alright.......
    Yup, I was quite interested in the 303 .....but then suspected that the offer had now closed...Once again, the devil farts in my face.
    It was a confusion of ideas between him and one of the lions he was hunting in Kenya that had caused A. B. Spottsworth to make the obituary column. He thought the lion was dead, and the lion thought it wasn't.

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    Classic, my father told me about how he used to have to drive the holden chasing hares with the headlights, on a rural airport. While my nana (his mum) all 5ft nothing of her was sitting on the passengers window sill with a 12gauge. Also an uncle mentioned how he and nana went up the buller gorge with a bag of marbles and a slingshot one day - lay on their backs under a tree looking up at wood pigeons... she was a hard lady after a spell in hospital in her later 60's she went out and got "do not resuscitate" tattooed on her chest - it was supposed to have "bugger off" above it but the first bit hurt too much. Turned out it was the talk of the hospital
    Pengy and Scouser like this.

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    A great read there Scribe, thanks.
    It bought back memories of netting Rabbits in the old country having flushed them from the burrow with Ferrets. I have to say, we had a bit more success than you with the Hares
    Forgotmaboltagain

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    shit look how cheap that ammo is!

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    Only ever caught a full grown hare once as it was squatting and come from behind it and grabbed it. That contract would be very hard to
    beat. You fullas only got one on Mangahane and none at Ngamatea that is a great challenge for any one trying this. I reckon one is a bonus....go for it guys it might be a bit out dated but a very hard task indeed!!
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