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Thread: Comeback!!!

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    Comeback!!!

    Hi All

    I used to be a somewhat fairly active member on here, always reading the threads and even chiming in where i could be of some use with a word of advice.
    But for the past few months (more like a dry spout of two years) I've made almost no contact on here.
    For this I am really sorry! I enjoy this forum so much and what everyone has to offer on here is brilliant, I always appreciated every comment or tip.

    So for my "Comeback" I have a few photo's from my two last trips, which were my best NZ hunting trips so far! Remember I did get to hunt a Springbok in Africa haha.

    Anyway.

    On Boxing Day I headed North of Dunedin to just past Twizel in an expedition to bag my first Tarh. After about a 3 hour walk in, we arrived at our camp to find some Tarh just meters away! After setting up the fly, some dinner and a cuppa, we were straight into it. Glassing away on the hills we quickly counted more than 40 Tarh on the surrounding hills. After a visit from some hunters who walked in after us and then soon left to go back out, we went in pursuit of a nice Nannie just a kilometer away, after a nice stalk I was within 120m and managed to drop it with a .270 bullet meeting its shoulder. Success!
    After taking all the meat we could we headed back to camp for a celebratory whiskey.
    Fast forward to the next night and we had stalked this nice Nannie to a shot distance of 250m, perfect shot and it dropped like a rock. Only to then never be found! Stink!
    But I loved my trip and it was an amazing first experience of Alps hunting.


    This weekend just been I went on what I thought was just going to be another goat hunt a with a friend, but after about a two hours walk and having bowled a few nice goats and my best Billie to date (pictured), we came across some Fallow hinds under the trees, the first deer I'd seen in the flesh alive - heart was pumping! After a quick look through the range finder, i set up for the 200m shot, trying my best to calm my nerves and not screw it up...bang! First deer down, stoking!
    Has made my year already, absolutely over the moon!

    SO much so I'm off after a Red tomorrow night in Central North Island! haha.

    Thanks for the big read, I certainly did write a novel.
    Enjoy the photo's!

    Cheers

    Keegan
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    Well done

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    good on ya Keegles
    "ars longa, vita brevis"

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    Nice going. Look after your knee, it can haunt you in later years
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    Good shit Keegan

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    Nice going. Look after your knee, it can haunt you in later years
    Or now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Good shit Keegan

    Or now
    I actually twisted my knee when I took a swimm while kayaking a river....got my foot jammed in some rocks and had a bad time.
    The blood was just the deers! Haha.


    Cheers guys!

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    Bloody well done young fellah.
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    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
    Bloody well done young fellah.
    Cheers Rushy

 

 

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