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    Angry A big 24 hours

    Hooray!! Finally some rain and no work today or tomorrow. Still I was awake and out of bed by 6am and after sorting a few jobs and getting some gear together for our NZ trip in ten days, I was getting itchy feet. A phone call to a mate and an overnight trip was sorted out. No need for a tent as we would stay with a farmer mate close to where we were going to hunt.We left town at 12.30 with a couple of hot chickens for dinner. We pulled up out side the property and pulled out the binos to try and spot the pests we had been asked to deal with. They weren't in the far corner but Brett soon spotted 2 does and their fawns down across the creek 750yds away. Some roos were also spotted 500yds further to the left of the deer but closer to us. A quick plan was made, gear grabbed and we hurried of into the drizzle to get into shooting range and away from the road. We crawled up over a dam bank and now the deer were 550yds and the roos 300yds. A buck had appeared with the other four deer. We check our drop charts, dialed our scopes and then checked each others charts and dialing and worked out what to allow for the wind. I said I'll take the buck as the farmers daughter wants antlers for her lounge room wall. Brett lined up one of the fawns. On the count of three we both fired and 2 deer hit the deck. We then turned our attention to the (pests) roos, redialed and gave them some hurry up.

    One for the farmers daughter


    One for steak to cook at work for lunch
    We got to work with the knife and headed up to the farm house. I stayed and had a cuppa with the farmer and then head skinned and cut the bucks head while Brett went off to check his trail cams and have a hunt for a Sambar

    What he found


    He very considerately left the stag overnight to allow me to help him cut and carry it next morning


    When we arrived back at the car after the cut and carry we could hear a wild dog howling. A bit of hurried manouvering was required to get into a reasonable location and then a few howls later a dog appeared 190yds away on the edge of some bush. To close to be safe from the 7/08


    We arrived back home at 12.30, and I have to say it was a very enjoyable 24 hours

    Cheers Ackley
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    thats fkn awesome , great pics thx for sharing
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    Brilliant Ackley. Apart from the fact that it is the best country in the world, what do you need to come to New Zealand for? The hunting seems mighty fine right where you are.
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    Nice Sambar !

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    Wicked 24 hours. That Sambar is awesome. Well done.

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    Great hunting, good cross section of species taken and a bonus mongrel damn dingo!
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    That's a mint Sambar, nice work

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    Nice work Ackley, brilliant 24 hours,
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    Shooting Roo's and dogs!!!! what the? And you cant shoot Possums?? Strange set up mate.
    Awesome Sambar and Fallow Buck.

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    Thanks guys
    Rushy we are heading over because there seems to be a lack of those hairy goats on this side of the ditch and I want Abe to screw a barrel on an action for me
    Gibbo require the farmer to have a permit to be able to shoot roos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ackley View Post
    Thanks guys
    Rushy we are heading over because there seems to be a lack of those hairy goats on this side of the ditch and I want Abe to screw a barrel on an action for me
    Gibbo require the farmer to have a permit to be able to shoot roos
    Ah yip that makes sense, do you need to prove a certain amount are present on your property before they grant the permit?
    What about the dog? Is it a Dingo or just a feral cattle dog?

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    Jealous. What a variety and action filled 24hrs

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    Farmer has to apply to DSE and show a need to reduce numbers. Same goes for wombats.
    As to the dog question, definately not feral cattle dog. Most dingoes have some domestic dog genes mixed into them. A pure dingo can only breed once a year but the cross breed dogs twice which allows them to breed greater numbers.These wild dogs as we call them are very similar to dingos and live and breed wild just as "pure breds" The greens and libbers want dingos protected so the farming community stick to calling them wild dogs regardless of how pure bred they might be. By the way $100 bounty for a wild dog scalp.
    We were going to go out and spot light for a fox that night but got lazy after Brett's success

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ackley View Post
    Farmer has to apply to DSE and show a need to reduce numbers. Same goes for wombats.
    As to the dog question, definately not feral cattle dog. Most dingoes have some domestic dog genes mixed into them. A pure dingo can only breed once a year but the cross breed dogs twice which allows them to breed greater numbers.These wild dogs as we call them are very similar to dingos and live and breed wild just as "pure breds" The greens and libbers want dingos protected so the farming community stick to calling them wild dogs regardless of how pure bred they might be. By the way $100 bounty for a wild dog scalp.
    We were going to go out and spot light for a fox that night but got lazy after Brett's success
    Cool man thats interesting. Few "wild dogs" to pay for the ammo is a nice bonus too.
    What does Wombat taste like? When I was at the Australia zoo I had a wombat following me around, hard case little bricks!

 

 

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